Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Oil on canvas, 20x20, $150

In the middle of February, when it seems that winter will never,  ever end, I love to buy flowers, especially sunflowers, which are insanely bright, ridiculously cheap and delightfully long-lasting. These flowers glowed, just glowed, as though the light were inside them.

The sunflowers finally died. But lo and behold, and in spite of the fact that it is snowing yet again, spring is coming. At 5:45 last night, there was still light in the sky. I've heard spring birds singing in the yard, and bluebirds have visited the feeders on their way somewhere.

I do love winter - and I love the snow. It just goes on too long!

I am not sure of the background of this painting. It is very bright. I might go over the pink with another color, or might just leave it. If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading!


JudyMackeyart said...

The touch of bright is really nice!! I'm with you - I like the snow but in short small doses...I'm ready to paint my toes and wear sandals again.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Judy! Geez, I am tired of this. But it is a great excuse to buy flowers.... More snow today, too, yuck, and now it's sleeting. Double yuck.

Denise Aumick said...

Wild, vivid and filled with energy. Love it.

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Denise! Now here's hoping the days decide to mimic my painting and brighten up!