Thursday, October 1, 2009

Eight to Two

Autumn in the Bashakill
Oil on canvas, 10x20.
Call me at 860-442-0246 or email me
if you are interested in buying this painting

Several good things have happened in the past few days.

1. Kaja, our big old red dog, is doing better and better, day by day.

2. Sandy, at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford, Conn., loves the paintings I made for her, for the dog project. She's happy with my other dog paintings, too, and is going to give me the entire window of the store. She wants two of the paintings from the show at the Wallkill River School Gallery, too, a big lhasa apso piece and a small painting of a cat.

3. I had the fine good fortune to see the leading edge of autumn slip into the mid-Hudson Valley. Along the edges of the roads, purple flowers bloomed, leafy vines turned yellow, trees were burnished gold and copper, and a soft, sweet not-quite scarlet.

4. I had the good sense to drive through the Bashakill, and to take a chance with my schedule and stopped to paint. It was so entrancing, I'd have ached all day if I hadn't painted.

5. I took down my show and found that I'd sold four paintings. Yay!

6. I got to see Marilyn Bove, who was watching the gallery when I arrived to take my paintings down. We had a good talk, and we hugged, and I drove off.

Some bad stuff happened, too.

1. Twenty minutes after I'd left, Marilyn called to say I'd left a bag of paintings there. Crap. I turned around and went back.

(Another good thing:

7. When I went back, I got to see my friend Shawn Dell Joyce, a wonderful painter and one of the founders of the gallery.

Another good thing:

8. When I went back, I got to see my friend Jacqui Schwab, a wonderful painter, hanging her show. )

Another bad thing:

2. I pulled the van in to the gallery in West Hartford, and found that I'd left another bag of paintings in Montgomery. The big dog and the small cat that I'd promised Sandy.

So I turned around and drove right back.

See why I listed all the good things that have happened? To remind me that there's more to these past few days than two stupid, time-wasting forgetful mistakes.

Thanks for reading!


Unknown said...

So when do we get to see the photos of all those dogs paintings in the window? I think it was a pretty darn good day.

Art with Liz said...

This is one of the most beautiful landscape paintings I've seen for some time. Wonderful paint and the colours are awesome.

carrie jacobson said...

Thank you, Liz. Wow, what a comment!

I really like it, too, I must admit. And in real life, it's even better. I think it was worth stopping, though on the day, it felt like that was the domino that tipped all the rest.

carrie jacobson said...

The window is going up today... a professional window dresser is doing it. I am tempted to go up and watch and kibbitz, but I will restrain myself. I might go up on Saturday and see, and if not, I will definitely go on Sunday, when the gallery is closed, and I can ooh and aah and jump up in the air and pump my fist and take all the photos I want, without seeming to be a lunatic.