Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Purple Passion

Clematis Midnight. Oil on stretched canvas, 12x12

For all of you in the area (or wanting to take a drive somewhere!), I will be painting at Pet Supplies Plus in Groton on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. I'll be set up right in the store, painting shelter animals and promoting the Art for Shelter Animals Project.

If you're new to the project, click the hyperlink above and visit the blog. Artists make portraits of animals in shelters or with rescue groups, and donate the art to the shelter or rescue group. It's making a difference already, but we need more people to participate. You don't have to BE an artist, professionally or even in your own mind - just have some love for animals and be willing to try your hand at capturing them with paint or pencil or ink or markers or crayons or ...

This will be my second paint-in at the pet store, and I feel safe inviting all of you to drop in.

The store is on Long Hill Road in Groton, in the shopping center by Goodwill and TJ Maxx. (Where the Ground Round used to be).

To map yourself right to the front door, go to The map is on the home page, in the lower left-hand corner. I'd love to see you and your dogs, too! Far as I know, you can bring cats, birds, iguanas or turtles, as well, but most folks just brought their dogs last time.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful and lush, this is one of my favorite color groupings. You've made this look so velvety and rich.

Applause for paint outs for pets.
It's a great idea, and terrific cause.
Aren't artists most giving and generous!

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Bonnie! I love those colors, too, and stare, nearly drooling, at our clematis every day. Can't wait to paint at the pet store!

Lori M Rowe said...

OMG, I love this Purple passion!!!This painting realy captures that clematis.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Lori! The clematis is so amazing here, I just want to climb into it and live there for a while.