Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Painting People - Like You!

Kathryn
Oil on canvas, 6x6

At the start of the year, I set a number of goals and challenges for myself. One was to learn to paint people, here in 2014. 

That's one of the reasons I accepted an invitation from a delightful young couple to paint their wedding reception AT their wedding reception, in early September. They approached me during a show in Maryland in the spring, and have to tell you that I did ask them if they were really looking at my paintings... and they said yes. 

I had just started thinking of painting people's faces, and had in fact pulled some faces off of Facebook, when my friend Kathryn, who is also a collector of my paintings (look behind her in the photo below), and a very talented painter herself, suggested that I ask blog readers to sen me selfies, and then paint them. 

So I'm asking! Please send me a selfie - I'll paint the first 30 or so that I receive. You'll have to bear with me as I learn and struggle and grow - but I promise it will be fun, or at the very least, interesting! 
You can send your photos to me at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com. Thank you in advance! 



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THIS WEEKEND, remember, it's the Wickford Art Festival! The show is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's in the cute seaside town of Wickford, RI, and it's a fun show. Click here for more info. 
I'll be in Westport, CT, the following weekend, if you're closer to that end of New England... 

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Dog of the Day

My friend Tiffany, who also collects my paintings, sent this photo of Lizzy, her new dog. Lizzy is 11, and a sweetie. Tiffany and her family adopted Lizzy about six months ago, after the death of Xena. 

Want your pet to be the Dog of the Day? Send a photo to me at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com

And as always, thank you for reading, and for supporting me in this new life! 

1 comment:

Jessica Garcia said...

We were SO excited to see this post! We can't wait to have you paint our wedding in less than 2 months! :)

-Jessie + Drew