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.



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.