Thursday, September 17, 2009

Guardian

German Shepherd. For price and shipping information, contact Sandy
at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford, Conn.

I spent the day hauling more stuff from the basement to the studio, visiting with a friend, then looking at pictures of dogs online, and painting dogs. I am making good progress on the project, and expect to have it finished by the weekend. Yay! I can hardly wait to see it all up in the window at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford. I think I'm going to make a 13th painting, a huge one, maybe of Kaja, our big red chow/shepherd, or of Smokey, our chow/sharpei - I've got some time to decide.

Anyone in the area of New London, Conn., might want to visit Pam Nelson's studio on Saturday. Pam lives on Sandy Hollow Road, near where it intersects with Whalehead, so right around the corner from us. I've known Pam since I was a kid, and she's made art all this time. She's a dear person and an interesting artist - her studio is open from 10 to 3, I think.

Also, there's an excellent show at the Lighthouse Gallery on Long Hill Road in Groton this month. Members of Chris Rose's family are showing really extraordinary art - landscapes, fishscapes and very cool wire sculptures. (Chris, a wonderful guy, runs the gallery. He taught art in Stonington schools for a long time, too).

My show with George Hayes continues through the end of the month at the Wallkill River School Gallery in Montgomery, N.Y. The gallery is open every day except Monday; our show is up until the end of the month.

And if you're in NY and you'd like to make animal portraits, I'll be teaching a daylong workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26. You'll make two paintings, and I promise you'll have fun! Contact the Wallkill River School Gallery to sign up.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

How cool are you! I love how the gallery requests work from you..... one day *sigh*

Art with Liz said...

He's gorgeous Carrie!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks so much, Liz!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, Sheila and Liz, thanks for the comments - I am really loving these paintings, this project - I think it's just wonderful that this woman asked me to do this project - I couldn't be happier. I imagine that it is a pretty rare occurrence, that a gallery owner asks an (unknown) artist to do a project that's destined for the front window of the store... so I count my blessings.