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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wilbert



Wilbert
Oil on canvas, 12x12, commission


I spent yesterday painting in the studio. I turned on the little oil radiator at 6 a.m., and at 8, when I began painting, it was 34 degrees in there. Yes, the paint was thick and slow - and so was I, but we both warmed up.

By mid-afternoon, the studio felt balmy, at 42 degrees. By 5:30, it was 44 degrees in there, and I was bone-weary and bone-chilled.

But what a day of painting I had! I finished a lovely painting of cows in a field full of flowers, and almost finished a painting of my old cat, Niobe, staring (as she so often did) at something off in the middle distance. The paintings are too wet to move right now, but I should be able to shoot them and post them tomorrow. They are big, and rich in color, and they both make me smile. What an excellent day!


I am going to try a few things to see if I can clear up the problem of the art being jammed into the text when my posts are emailed to you. Please let me know whether this IS a problem, whether it continues to be a problem - and if any of you have ideas about how to solve it, I'd love to hear them. I laughed out loud when one friend wrote that yes, the art was jammed into the copy, but she thought that it was me, being enigmatic.

Thank you for reading!

5 comments:

Sheila said...

Looks like you're on a roll Carrie... I can imagine you're be on a full sprint when the warm weather arrives. Love your studio...all that space!

As for pix intruding on the writing. I think you have a nice balance for a wider audience. You know that some people are visual and other are not. I look forward to the pix and that usually peaks my interest in finding out about it in your writing. hugs!

Andrea Buka said...

I love your paintings! I first saw them in the Thames River Times back in April. I am the coordinator of the annual Artists & Writers Showcase at the Bill Library here in Ledyard. I would love to have you show some of your work. If you are interested you can get more information on the library website: http://www.lioninc.org/ledyard/whatsnew.htm#Artists, or email me at:abuka@ledyard.lioninc.org
Thanks,
Andrea Buka
Ledyard Libraries-Bill & Gales Ferry Branches.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hi, Andrea! Thanks so much for the note. I am so happy that you like my paintings. And I wonder if you and I have met - I did bring a painting, a small one, not of dogs but of... a park at sunset, I think - for a show there last fall. I spoke with a lovely woman, tall, reddish hair - was that you?

At any rate, yes, I want to show my work at the library, yes! I will indeed go to the website - I'd love to come in and meet with you, figure it out...

Also, and I will send a postcard to the library when I get the postcards, I have a show coming up in February at the Lighthouse Gallery in Groton (next to Arrow Party & Paper). I am showing with Carden Holland, who teaches art in Ledyard. She is showing landscapes; my stuff is all animals! The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m., and you're invited.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, gal, thanks for the note! I really do love Wilbert, and am glad that I got a good photo of him before he left my life. Wilbert! I hardly knew you!

My friends say the paintings are actually jammed into the writing. A physical issue, you, not a metaphorical one. They can't read the text, because it's running over the paintings in their emails. Odd, eh?

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, gal, thanks for the note! I really do love Wilbert, and am glad that I got a good photo of him before he left my life. Wilbert! I hardly knew you!

My friends say the paintings are actually jammed into the writing. A physical issue, you, not a metaphorical one. They can't read the text, because it's running over the paintings in their emails. Odd, eh?