Monday, May 30, 2011

A Superb Second Day

Mill Valley Road, Hadley - sold

The second day of the show was as fabulous as the first, or maybe even better!

I went out early and made this painting, as the clouds and fog and humidity rolled in. This is a gorgeous area - with bustling little urban villages, strip malls with good stores, and a half a mile outside, gorgeous farmland.

It was a pleasure to set up early and paint, smell the grass and the sky, the scent of cows not so far off, and then go into the hot and crowded Paradise City Barn and talk art with people all day.

Three paintings sold Sunday, including this fresh, local plein air piece. So how GREAT is that?

I am tired today, but I am hopeful and optimistic. I continue to feel blessed. The people who are buying my paintings are not just buying things to decorate with - they love these paintings, and are feeling them deep in their souls. It's tremendously exciting, tremendously affirming - and FUN!

The Paradise City Art Festival runs until 5 p.m. today, here at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Mass. So come! I'm in the Morgan Barn, Booth 317. 

My booth, the second day     

Jacobson Arts is located in Gales Ferry, CT, a village in Ledyard


SLR said...

How fabulous your booth has had to be rearranged due to sales! I can appreciate pictures that were dwarfed by others too. Perhaps the rearranging keeps you creative in an enclosed space as well. And to have the opportunity to refresh yourself by an early AM painting-which then sells! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Mystic, unless you're in another art show sooner.

Debra Bryant said...

Love this painting. No wonder it sold "fresh" from your easel!

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Debra! There really is something wonderful about a fresh plein-air painting - we are all in this same day together, and a painting helps make the links, I think. Also, they're so much fun to make. There's just nothing better than standing in a breathtakingly beautiful spot and painting it!