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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rainy Day Futures

Another Rainy Day. Oil on canvas, 16x20

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In real life, the day - and this painting - have a grayness that, at least on my screen, is not coming through, try as I might.

I'm really enjoying these rainy-day paintings, especially as, soon enough, I know I'll be making snowy-day paintings.

The internet is slow today. What a statement that is! It's like saying the microwave is slow today. I just can't wait the 45 seconds it's taking to heat up my coffee! I just can't wait the 90 seconds it's taking to find out who invented the electric clothes dryer.

What a world we live in, eh? It's rare for me to pause long enough to consider how close we are to the Jetsons. No, we don't have flying cars yet, and I wish we did - but the rest of it, wow. Yesterday, I saw a commercial for a front-door lock that you can work by using your phone - your phone that is now a TV, a record player and a computer.

David Dann, a talented designer at the Times Herald-Record, once told me that he believes that one day, no one will have computers - we'll have devices like flash drives that we carry in a pocket and plug into outlets that will be everywhere.

David designed the dove hologram that graced Visa cards for many years, so perhaps he knows.

2 comments:

Art with Liz said...

There have been a couple of highway paintings posted just lately, but this is definitely the one I like the best Carrie. Such lovely scrumptious paint! And the colours - great!

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks, Liz! Have others been posting highway paintings, too? Wonder if this is a trend? I like them. I'm on the road a lot, it seems, and so painting these is pretty natural.

At one show, a viewer looking at my plein air work asked if there was some significance to the fact that there are so many roads in my paintings. I had to laugh - the significance is that I'm lazy, and never want to haul my stuff very far from the road. Also, there is a safety factor in painting right beside my car...