Friday, September 14, 2018

On the Eve of the Hurricane

On the Eve of the Hurricane / 10x10 / on black canvas

FOR A WHILE this week, it looked like Hurricane Frances was going to smash right into our teeny town. We prepared to evacuate, packing bags, locating halters and collars, finding the lanterns and the head lamps, cooking some of the good stuff in the freezer. 

We had a plan and a place to go, and then, thankfully, the hurricane moved south and it became clear that it would be safe to stay. So far, we've had no rain, and just some wind, no more than on any normal windy day here. 

This painting is of the marsh the day before the hurricane was predicted to hit. It is one of the paintings I've been making for the 2019 Wachapreague calendar! You can get the calendar through me, or through Seaside Art and Antiques here in town, and possibly one other place, though that's not nailed down yet. 

I haven't made the calendar yet, so I don't know how much it will be, but probably more than $20 and less than $30. If you want one, or more than one, please drop me an email - If you buy a few, you'll get a discount. They make great Christmas presents! 


I'VE JUST RETURNED from a wonderful painting trip to Newfoundland, a province in Canada (the actual province is Newfoundland & Labrador. I didn't get to Labrador, but have high hopes for next summer). 

It was a marvelous painting trip! A friend accompanied me for the first part of the trip, and because of her study and navigation, we were able to see whales, moose and puffins,  and visit some of the great tourism spots on the island. I saw some on my own, too, after she departed, including l'Anse Aux Meadows, where the Vikings first set foot on North America. If you'd like to read about the trip, please check out the blog I sent to my sponsors - You may see all the paintings on the Jacobson Arts website, at

In about a week, I am heading to Arizona to celebrate my dad's 90th birthday! Afterwards, I'll go on to Utah to paint. I'm going to post my travels and paintings right here on The Accidental Artist, and put all the pieces up for sale when I get back. I'm excited! 

Dog of the Day

It's everybody! That is me, under Koko, Doc and Lulu. When I say, "Let's go snuggle on the big red couch," they get all excited. They wait for me to settle myself, 
and then they leap on. It's the best! 

A Final Thought

"More of me comes out when I improvise." 

- Edward Hopper