Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph
Oil on black canvas, 18x18 
Please email me at for price and availability

THIS IS AN interesting time of the year for me, and probably for many painters. I have one, maybe two shows, coming up, but that's it until 2019. 

So far, I've only been rejected by shows I've applied for next year. That's daunting - but par for the course. A number of top shows, ones that I haven't cracked - YET - make their decisions late in the year. 

I am working hard on 101 Dogs project paintings, and am pleased to say that I can see the end of the project. 

But that's it. This is the one time in the year when I can experiment, try stuff that might or might not work, and paint without the pressure of immediate deadlines. It's also the one time in the year when I can kick back a little and maybe not work every single day. And I've been enjoying both paths. 

The Chief Joseph paintings are part of the experimental phase. So far, no one likes them except me, and Eastern Shore artist Bethany Simpson. Everyone else's responses run from "meh," to "Ick." But I love them, and am going to try one more before I move on. 

What do you think? 

Cool New Stuff! 

YES! THE 2019 WACHAPREAGUE calendar is ready, with 12 paintings by me. (You can see them all on the "available" page of the Jacobson Arts website.)

The calendars are $20 each, including shipping - or you can get them at Seaside Art & Antiques, Main Street, Wachapreague; or The Book Bin, in the Rose's shopping plaza, in Onley, VA. 

I will be at the Historic Onancock School on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as part of the Eastern Shore Artisans Guild Holiday Tour - and I will have calendars and, I hope, books, with me. 

The books are $25 each. They are softcover books, 8 inches by 8 inches, and contain more than 40 of my 2018 paintings - from the Eastern Shore, Newfoundland and Utah. 

Dog of the Day
I want to go where they're going! 

A Final Thought

"Art is our memory of love. The most an artist can do through their work is say, 'Let me show you what I have seen, what I have loved, and perhaps you will see it and love it, too.'"

- Annie Bevan

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