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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two by Two

Top: Two Sams
Bottom: Two Duffers

This is just an experiment. In both cases, I made two paintings of the same dog. In each pair, I made the one piece while thinking of the other, either planning it or remembering it.

So I might frame them together, that's what I've been thinking. The Good Sams would be 60x30; the Duffers, 48x24.

Many of you gave me very helpful feedback on the sunflower painting. So what do you think about this idea? I'd love to hear your comments.

Thanks!

4 comments:

JRonson said...

Wow these paintins are full of energy :) nice work, i will follow u to see more

Carrie Jacobson said...

thank you, and welcome!

ach said...

i love the spontaneous line work of the arizona paintings. they combine painting and drawing in an exciting non traditional way. but i also love kansas with its majesty of sky. i too have decided a painting is finished when it seems it needs no more. the statement is made. it happens at a moment. knowing when to stop is key.'

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hi, Audrey, thank you again for this comment. I am absolutely thrilled that you like my painting. Your saying that you and I paint somewhat similarly is about the best compliment I've ever received.

The knowing when to stop business is fascinating. It is nearly a compulsion to paint to the edge of the canvas - and when I don't, it's like it's a brand new thing.