Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Pink Robe

The Pink Robe 
Oil on black canvas, 10x10, $125
Please click here to email me if you're interested in this painting, or stop by 
Seaside Antiques and Art, Main Street, Wachapreague, VA

It was a cool early morning in the spring, and I was heading out of town to a show. Don't remember which day, what show or anything... But a Main Street resident who still takes the paper had gone out to get it, wearing her robe, and it struck me as a painting and a story and a glimpse into life in a quiet little town. 

This is another of the paintings I've made for the 2017 Wachapreague calendar. It's $19, and you can get it at Seaside Antiques and Art, or from me, either by check or by going to the Jacobson Arts home page and clicking on the PayPal button there, under the photo of the calendar. 

One from the Road
(I'm on the Big Skies Painting Trip)

In Breezewood, PA, Interstate 70 does a very strange thing. It comes to a complete stop! You're driving along, la-di-dah, at 70 mph, and then all of a sudden, you see signs saying "Expressway Ends." You get to a light, come to a complete stop, take a turn, and then you get on an entry ramp and get back on the highway. Bizarre. I would love to know what politics or persuasion or just exactly what conspired to make this happen! 
Dog of the Day
It's Scout, our dogs' favorite dog-about-town. Scout takes Bill (seated, in rocking chair) for a walk around Wachapreague pretty much every day. Scout ambles along, making sure Bill gets his exercise ... and also making sure that our dogs get their daily dose of thrilling excitement and obscenely loud barking. She's a wiz at it, that's for sure! It's our dogs' favorite time of day! 

A Final Thought

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." 

- Martha Graham

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