Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 07/17/13

The Purple House

The Purple House

By Carrie Jacobson

Like my painting itself, these new paintings sort of showed up out of the blue. There were hints of them early on, in how much I loved certain paintings in an “unfinished” stage… but for the most part, these paintings have simply appeared and declared themselves, and left it to me to make something of them.
It’s pretty clear that these are a good addition to my portfolio, in terms of sales. Of nine paintings that have sold in the past two shows, seven have been these minimal ones – and I have not priced them cheaply.
I need to find out how to be sure they are a good addition in terms of heart and soul and the character of my painting. I need to apply myself, learn what works in these and what doesn’t. Learn how to make them interesting and evocative and exuberant, when they are so lean and so spare. Learn how much is enough, how much is too much and how much is not enough.
I like knowing that I’m facing these challenges, and finding these answers. Any reactions you all have, I’d love to hear them, too.


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2 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 07/17/13”

  1. Lynn Hoins Says:

    I’m loving these minimal paintings. I love the splashes of color and shape and then those almost ephemeral lines which are certainly hills/mountains in the background. And just enough sky so I know what it looked like that day without being overwhelmed by it. Bravo, Carrie. Lynn

  2. carrie Says:

    Thanks, Lynn! I am loving them, too – and loving exploring them. I appreciate your support, always!

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