Carrie’s Painting of the Week

Clinton Marsh

By Carrie Jacobson
Winter is taking its time getting here, and that is OK with me. I find I am loving the muted, color-drained landscapes, pewter instead of chrome, maroon instead of crimson, bronze instead of shining gold. There’s something calming and reassuring in it for me, and it’s pushing me in new directions with my paintings.

Also, former hippie that I am, I find a peculiar delight in a certain sensory confusion that befalls me in spring and in these sorts of falls. I will be walking or driving along, and, especially if the air is sweet and damp and there’s a crisp breeze, I have trouble recognizing the season. Is it March? Is it November? I stumble into these confusions and why I enjoy them, I can’t say, but I do.

I hope you all have blessed Thanksgivings, filled with love and family and the joys of the season.

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3 Responses to “Carrie’s Painting of the Week”

  1. Jo Galante Cicale Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. Enjoy your art and narratives. I, too, find myself outside in the early morning and evenings and take in the deep earth odors that confuse the seasons. I love it. Winter will be here soon enough, so enjoy these reprieves.

  2. Carrie Says:

    Hi, Jo, and thank you for the note and good tidings. Hope your holiday was delightful! The lovely weather continues and with any luck, I will get out in it to paint today or tomorrow – and to enjoy that odd confusion! Best, Carrie

  3. Andrea Smith Says:

    Lovely painting, Carrie. I agree with you about the beautiful muted landscapes. I like being reminded that there is beauty in all seasons, all the time. Thanks for this and all your beautiful paintings. I really enjoy seeing them.

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