October 3, 2017

First Glimpse of Autumn - Plein Air Landscape painting Deb Kirkeeide

First Glimpse of Autumn | 6 x 8 Oil | $200 | ©Deb Kirkeeide
I recently had a chance to visit the most magical, inspiring and beautiful place in Minnesota - Grand Marais, MN along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

I, of course, brought my paints and was able to capture a bit of the fall colors  just starting to emerge. As it happened, the Grand Marais Plein Air  competition was happening at the same time and painters were in abundance along the shore, the woods and around the time. I didn't participate, but I enjoyed talking to other artists and visiting with the curious passerby.

Best of all I visited with dear friends, spent my time painting and slept throught the chilly nights with my windows wide open, listening to the waves along the shore.

Heaven.

First Glimpse of Autumn and other landscape paintings are available on my website.


As always, thank you for your interest and support of my art!

October 1, 2017

Dream Keeper - Barred Owl Original Wildlife Painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Dreamkeeper | 8x8 Oil | $550 | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

This beautiful bird is a resident of the Lowry Nature Center in Waconia, MN as part of the University of MN Raptor Center. She was injured some years ago and is blind in one eye and cannot be released back into the wild. She is now an educator in the Raptors in the Yard program.

The day I was there she sat on her perch, very serene and calm and was pretty curious about me as I snapped pictures of her. She's a pro!


The King | 12 x 12 Oil | $850
The Wanderer | 8 x 8 Oil | $550

Dream Keeper, The King and The Wanderer were juried into the Kelley Gallery Small Works Show this year. If you are in the area - stop by!

Exhibition and Sale dates: Oct 13, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017
Artist Reception: October 13, 2017 from 5-9pm

If you are interested in any of these paintings please contact myself or the Gallery 

September 5, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Old Man Mav - Black Pug Pet Portrait

Old Man Mav | 6x6 Oil | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Mav is a black pug who is quickly becoming rather white in his old age. His loves to eat. Hates getting his feet wet. And his favorite sport is curling up on your lap under a blanket!

August 29, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Gracie Lou - Jack Russel Dog Portrait

Gracie Lou | 6x6 | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Gracie is the the other half of the duo, Gracie and Wefos. (I painted Wefos' portrait a few days ago)
She is loving, feisty and quite frankly I think she's the boss and Wefos will pretty much agree with anything Gracie decides.

Together, these two are the stars of my daughter's life and also of the site Tail Travelers
Sharing their adventures and hopefully provide some inspiration for your next journey with your beloved companion.

If you ever have any questions about pet friendly travel, Krista and pups would be happy to offer some suggestions.

You can also follow them on Instagram @tailtravelers and while you're there, follow me! @debkirkeeide






August 27, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Pretty Boy Tucker - Golden Retriever Pet Portrait

Pretty Boy Tucker | 6x6 Oil | sold | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Tucker is a lover with big soulful eyes. All he asks is for your love in return. He's a sweetie for sure.

Tucker and his mom are getting ready for Goldzilla - to raise money for Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota. (RAGOM) The money supports their mission of rescuing and rehoming Golden Retrievers and Golden Mixes of all ages. Donations help with veterinary and foster care on their way to finding adoptive homes.  If you feel you would like to donate you can do so here.


More information on commissioning a portrait of your favorite companion on my website.

August 23, 2017

Dog Days of Summer - Millie, Patiently Waiting - Pet Portrait

Millie, Patiently Waiting | 6x6 Oil | ©Deb Kirkeeide

Young Millie patiently waited while her humans visited with their friends. It appeared that there were other more interesting things she'd rather be investigating.

Continuing this little series of dogs to celebrate the dog days of summer has been a fun exercise  in painting and capturing those loveable doggies we all know and love. Some are random dogs I've met  on my outings and some are created for some loving humans of that special pup in their life.

Have you got a special dog who holds a special place in your heart? If you would like to honor your special relationship you can find more information on commissioning a special portrait here.

This one is available for purchase $185

August 20, 2017

Dog Days of Summer "Sweet Wefos" Dog Portrait

Sweet Wefos | 6x6 Oil | Sold

This little portrait is of Wefos who is one of the sweetest dogs I know. She loves swimming, runs on the beach, catching snowflakes in winter and chasing reflections. She definitely lives in her own little world. And when she looks at you with those big brown eyes, you can't help but fall in love with her!

If you are looking for a portrait of your own sweet pet, please contact me (kirkeeide@mac.com) and let me answer your questions! I also have information on pricing and policy on my website.