Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 01/31/13

On Deep Creek Road

By Carrie Jacobson

While I might be the founding member of the Big Field, Little House school of painting, I doubt that I am the only member – though, who knows?

I have wondered for a long time about this focus of mine. This scene, the archetypal big open space with a solitary house, has always attracted me. Even as a teenager, I remember loving the sight of the single house at the edge of Harkness Park, sitting alone at the edge of the pond.

A psychologist would probably have interesting things to say about this – but I think I love this view because I imagine what it would be like to be in that house, snug against the trees. You would feel sheltered and safe, but have a huge, open expanse in front of you.

And isn’t that what we all want?

I made a video of me making this painting… You can see it on YouTube by clicking here. I’d love to know what you think about the video!

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3 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week – 01/31/13”

  1. Karen Says:

    Watched the video. Fascinating!

  2. Jean Webster Says:

    Loved watching you work. Jean

  3. carrie Says:

    Thanks for watching, Jean and Karen! I am glad you found it interesting! I think it’s pretty cool to watch the painting emerge…. and I know what’s coming, but it’s still cool. Makes me think of Bob Ross, remember him?

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