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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Marco Polo Again

Marco Polo Again
Oil on canvas, 6x18

The person who commissioned the original painting of Marco Polo loves it, according to the owner of the gallery. But I couldn't let Marco go! So here is another painting of him, and there's one of Bella to come - soon.

I've been painting around the canvases, as a way to exhibit them without necessarily framing them. Here's a view of the side of this one. I really like Marco's ear.

3 comments:

patrice said...

You got it goin' on, girl!!!

This is wonderful. I know I'm prejudiced because I love deep cradle paintings, but it just so perfectly suits your work with your contemporary "edgyness". (not a real word, but I think you get what I mean.

I also love, love the composition.

Carrie Jacobson said...

Thanks, Patrice. I have been using the deep cradles nearly exclusively for a few months now, as a way to avoid the expense of framing. I do like the look, too - and then people can leave them as they are, or put whatever frames on that they want, not the frame that I want. But my little plein air easel will not grab onto these well, so I can't really use them for plein air work, unless it's not windy!

I have found a painter whose "abstract equine" paintings are delighting me no end. She's on paletteknifepainters.blogspot.com, and her name is Laurie Pace. Look particularly at the piece she posted on Wednesday, April 8. It is marvelous! I am going to try to incorporate some of the stuff I see her doing in some of my animal paintings. I am just loving it!

patrice said...

Wow Carrie. What a great site. Laurie's horses are indeed wonderfully painterly.

I'll be bookmarking the site and checking out more of the knife wielders. There's so much variety of style and yours are right at the top of amazing.