Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cottages or Coffee Cups?


Atlantic Avenue Triptych
Oil on three 5x5 canvases

I had a great time at the shows this summer, and I did well. But I am glad as can be that they're over and done with, at least for a couple months. I have commissions to paint, I have ideas to pursue, I have a trip to plan! 

I want to have a project, too - and am hoping you will help. 

Last winter, I thought about painting all the houses in Wachapreague - or at least all the streets in town. So that remains one possible project - and the triptych above is an example of how it might look. I want to do all small paintings, but 5x5 feels a little small. Might go for 6x6s. 

My other idea is modeled on Scott Coleman's cupcake blog - This would be a daily painting, 5x5 or 6x6, of a coffee cup, with or without coffee, with or without additional coffee-related items, like this:  

Coffee Cup No. 1
Oil on canvas, 6x6

So, what do you think? The pieces will sell for $50 or $60 each, plus shipping. Just send me an email with your choice, or put it in the comments below. 

Here are photos of Atlantic Ave: 


Here are two scenes you'd have seen yesterday evening, if you lived in one of those houses, 
and looked out your window as the sun was going down: 

Dog of the Day

Here are Linda Fugate's dogs Holly and Buddy, all the way from Ohio! Want your pets to be the Dog of the Day? Send a jpg of them to me at


Don't forget about the 2014 Year in Pets calendar, and the Year in Paintings calendar, too! At $19.99 each, they're fun for giving and for having!
And as always, thank you so very much for reading my blog! 


Sara said...

I think both ideas are wonderful, but I'd prefer the houses project. Maybe you could do both...but instead of a coffee cup a day, you could do one a week for a "coffee break".

carrie jacobson said...

Hi, Sara! Love the coffee break idea... or maybe a cottage break. If I do the houses, I have to do them on larger canvases. The 5x5s are just so small for things with roofs, corners, etc. Of course, I could do one per canvas. That might be the way to go!

Thanks for your voice! And for reading my blog.

SLR said...

Seems to me the decision is what can you enjoy painting on a daily basis?
Me, I'd go for that daily piece of chocolate.

Jill said...

I'm loving the coffee cups. Mugs, pots, donut, toast, banana, grapefruit half... love it

carrie jacobson said...

Hi, SLR - the plan is to EAT the chocolate while making the coffee-cup painting...

carrie jacobson said...

Hey, Jill - Yes, that's the idea! Coffee cup with spoons, newspaper, pens, donuts... easy, fun stuff!