Sunday, November 6, 2011

Oyster, VA

Oyster, VA
Oil on canvas, 10x10, $100

Yes, I know, I've gone from Oyster Inlet, NC, to Oyster, VA. Pearls, both!

The day I painted this, it was violently windy, windy enough to defeat my stick-on-the-car apparatus not once but twice! (I think the art gods were punishing me for being cocky about it, actually).

So on this windy day, I decided to explore, and ended up in a place called Oyster. The road ended pretty much where I was standing.

This painting is an experiment. I wanted to do something fast, and abstract (I guess it is a little abstract), and I wanted to try mixing the paint with wax. So I did all that. In contrast to the shine that many of my paintings have, the wax surface, which is very high, has a dull, matte finish. At first I didn't like it, but the more I look at it, the more appealing it is becoming.

I couldn't find anything that told me how many people live in Oyster, but it is 3 feet above sea level, a fact I find amusing.

The world headquarters of Jacobson Arts is in Gales Ferry, CT


DOLORES said...

Thanks for your painting enthusiasm - it is infectious in a good way- I am planning a painting trip when I get back to the states and am encouraged by your tenacity and courage.

carrie jacobson said...

Hi, Lola! So glad that you are encouraged by my zeal for painting. Every day, I wake up hoping to have the chance to paint. And every day, I feel blessed to have found painting and be so enriched by it!