Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Red Church Revisited

Painting now renamed "April Afternoon"
Oil on canvas, 16x20, $150 while it is wet and unframed
Send me an email if you'd like to buy this piece

I painted "The Red Church" late last month, and really wasn't happy with it. But I posted it, because honestly, that's part of the deal I've made with myself about this blog. I post, good or bad, pleased or displeased.

Some of you were kind enough to look closely at the painting and offer some suggestions - and they really helped! I changed the church from red to white... I darkened darks and lightened lights... I added a forsythia.  I saw that the aspect of the azaleas was incorrect, and I added hoizontality (is that a word?) to them.

And now, it's a pretty cool painting. I really like it - especially in person.

On another note, I am gearing up for the Paradise City show in Northampton, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend. The other day, in Borders, I picked up "American Style" magazine and saw the article listing that show as the third-best in the nation (the top two are in Kentucky).  I gulped, again feeling something approaching panic. But I am painting away, and more than anything, am excited.

And on yet another note, I have been accepted into the Wickford Outdoor Art Festival, in Wickford, R.I. This takes place July 10 and 11, and is a really wonderful show. I am amazed and thrilled that I got in.


aamedya said...

Once again a beautiful photo, thank you for sharing your day with us.

carrie jacobson said...

Hello, aamedya, and thank you for your comment. I'm so glad that you've found my blog! Honestly, you all inhabit my days, as I visit yours. I sense you all standing behind me as I paint, and think about what I will write.

Best wishes,