Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rainy Day Futures

Another Rainy Day. Oil on canvas, 16x20

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In real life, the day - and this painting - have a grayness that, at least on my screen, is not coming through, try as I might.

I'm really enjoying these rainy-day paintings, especially as, soon enough, I know I'll be making snowy-day paintings.

The internet is slow today. What a statement that is! It's like saying the microwave is slow today. I just can't wait the 45 seconds it's taking to heat up my coffee! I just can't wait the 90 seconds it's taking to find out who invented the electric clothes dryer.

What a world we live in, eh? It's rare for me to pause long enough to consider how close we are to the Jetsons. No, we don't have flying cars yet, and I wish we did - but the rest of it, wow. Yesterday, I saw a commercial for a front-door lock that you can work by using your phone - your phone that is now a TV, a record player and a computer.

David Dann, a talented designer at the Times Herald-Record, once told me that he believes that one day, no one will have computers - we'll have devices like flash drives that we carry in a pocket and plug into outlets that will be everywhere.

David designed the dove hologram that graced Visa cards for many years, so perhaps he knows.


Art with Liz said...

There have been a couple of highway paintings posted just lately, but this is definitely the one I like the best Carrie. Such lovely scrumptious paint! And the colours - great!

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Liz! Have others been posting highway paintings, too? Wonder if this is a trend? I like them. I'm on the road a lot, it seems, and so painting these is pretty natural.

At one show, a viewer looking at my plein air work asked if there was some significance to the fact that there are so many roads in my paintings. I had to laugh - the significance is that I'm lazy, and never want to haul my stuff very far from the road. Also, there is a safety factor in painting right beside my car...