Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 10/04/13

First Fall, oil on canvas, 10x10

First Fall, oil on canvas, 10×10

By Carrie Jacobson

Early autumn has a dusty look this year. The colors are soft, underlined with gold and tan and brown. A certain tired dryness seems etched into the still-green leaves, and the field grass crackles and whispers in the wind.

Even though it is early, and autumn’s clothes are thin, the colors pull me in, the swirl of change  and promise visible, tantalizing. It is coming, it is here in a whisper, with a hint of color, and fire, and drama – or, this early, a rich aging, a gentle turn, handsome, quiet, recognizable.

 I MADE THIS painting, “First Fall,” when I stopped in Pound Ridge, NY, to check out the site of the show this weekend, the Pound Ridge Fine Arts Festival.

Pound Ridge is a lovely little village tucked into the mountains of eastern New York, Westchester County, near Katonah. If you’re in the area, or looking for a scenic autumn drive, come to the show! It takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


HALF THE DAY Friday (today), I’ll be painting outdoors at Olana, the home of Frederic Church, in Hudson, NY. I’ve been juried into a plein-air paintout with a selection of marvelous painters, and I am excited! Painting will be followed by an auction Saturday at 5 p.m. at the estate. I won’t be there, but you can be, to see the paintings and bid on them, too.

Click here for more information. 

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3 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 10/04/13”

  1. Carrie jacobson Says:

    Update: with a debilitating and disgusting head / sinus thing, I’ve pulled out of the show this weekend.

  2. Lynn Says:

    Too bad, Carrie! I’m just home from visiting my son in Utah where I discovered allergies for the first time. My system does not like Jerusalem sage. No one was more surprised than I was. Some allergy meds finally helped, but brother…it was the pits. Hope you’re better now. Lynn

  3. carrie Says:

    Thanks, Lynn! Actually, it is a week later, and I am just NOW starting to recover. Starting. Pulled out of another show this weekend. Sigh. But it’s health over money any day.

    I remember, when we moved to Idaho, finding that we were both allergic to sagebrush. Wow! The allergies subsided after the first year, but man, it was something.

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