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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Big Sunflowers

Big Sunflowers
Oil on canvas, 30x40


In just an hour or so, I head out for New York for the reception for "Dreaming in Color," my show with Shawn Dell Joyce at the Wallkill River School Gallery in Montgomery, in the mid-Hudson Valley.

A few hours ago, this weekend, with the opening and a myriad of other appointments and events, and the week beyond, with us going to Virginia for the weekend, seemed a mountain I could never climb. Having taken a few steps now, I think that my initial assessment was off. It's not as steep or as high - or as lonely - as I'd feared.

So I set out to the opening feeling light and free, and looking forward to the opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, talk about my art, and do a demonstration!

If you're in the area, please come. The reception is from 5-7 p.m. tonight (saturday). My demo is at 5:30. The gallery is a lovely place, and my guess is that spring will be dancing exuberantly all around!

For directions, and to learn more about the Wallkill River School and its fabulous line-up of classes, workshops and shows, click here. 

p.s., there's some really cool small stuff in the painting above, so I am attaching a couple detail pix.



4 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Love this big painting, Carrie! Good luck with your show and demo.

Carrie Jacobson said...

thanks, Sandy! All went well = lots of folks at the reception, a couple small paintings sold... and who knows, the show is up for two more weeks - it's not all about sales, especially at this gallery, though. It was a lovely, celebratory evening, meeting people and seeing old friends, and enjoying the joy of art -

SLR said...

By any chance have you lined up your sunflower pictures to notice the changes in your painting? I went back, looking at those you posted in Feb and more recently. Just a thought...SLR

Carrie Jacobson said...

Hey, SLR, at your suggestion, I've pulled a bunch of sunflower paintings and am going to post them. The evolution is pretty interesting, and I thank you for pointing it out to me. They are looking less and less like sunflowers... which is... a good thing? Not a good thing? I mean, it is what it is - I really am enjoying the abstraction of the new sunflowers, and am going to try a piece with more sunflowery sunflowers AND abstraction... Thanks for noticing@