Carrie’s Painting of the Week, 2/23/10

A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River

By Carrie Jacobson

I stood on one bank of the Wallkill River last week and marveled at the beauty. The river flowed strong and deep and dark. Ice grew along its edges, and trees poked through the ice. On the far bank, last year’s leaves lay brown and amber and warm in the afternoon sun. A frigid wind blew off the top of the water, searing the already chilly afternoon.

I took refuge behind a Dumpster and painted until I could paint no longer. It felt as if the cold had gotten through my clothes, my skin, my flab, and all the way down to my bones. I knew I would not be warm for days.

This painting will be part of the show fellow Zester Shawn Dell Joyce and I are having at the Wallkill River School in March. Come and see! The show opens on March 7; the artists’ reception is March 13, from 5-7 p.m.; the show will be up until the end of the month at the Wallkill River School Gallery, 232 Ward St. (Route 17K), in Montgomery.

“A Bend in the River” is oil on canvas, 12×48. Contact for price and delivery information.


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