Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 04/25/14

Big Sunflowers

Big Sunflowers

By Carrie Jacobson

Sometimes, I just have to laugh at myself, and the places this life is taking me. This week was one of those times.

I needed a huge painting for my booth at the shows, and so, over the weekend, I set out to fill a gigantic canvas – 48 inches by 60 inches – with sunflowers. I love painting them, and people love to have them in their homes, so it’s a great combination. And this time, on this giant canvas, I painted the sunflowers bigger than ever.

It took tons of paint, tubes and tubes and tubes and then even more tubes. It was so heavy that I had to ask my husband to help me move it up on the easel. I painted for days and days and days. I made thousands of strokes. And then, when I was done, I had a fabulous, massive painting.

And so I turned to my next canvas, for a project at a nature center in Mystic, CT. And this one, below, was 5 inches by 5 inches.

It just made me laugh.

140422A cardinal 5x5


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2 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 04/25/14”

  1. MichaelKaufman Says:

    They’re both absolutely beautiful, Carrie. Is that little one a St. Louis Cardinal?

  2. carrie Says:

    Glad you like the painting, Michael. If it WERE a St. Louis Cardinal, I’d have had to paint him wearing red socks…

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