April 09, 2008

Where's My Rut?


2008 - Chatter - 36x36

Minor interruption of a family nature here... J's brother has been visiting for a week, though he was supposed to fly home yesterday, American Airlines had other plans. No biggie for us but I know he's anxious to get home. The fact is, the last month has seen a much larger than normal amount of traffic though our pasture and to say we're on overload is putting it mildly. Each and every visitor has been fun and entertaining but it's now past time to crawl back into our hermit's den and resume our slow but determined plodding. Amazing how much energy it takes to keep a conversation going... J and I often get by on abbreviated but well understood grunts and gestures... of a friendly and loving nature, of course.

I do, however, insist on a few hours in the studio each day and progress is being made. The above painting is a repaint of a repaint... sometimes they just keep talking to me, hence the title. The latest redo was the addition of bokusho squares tinted to the previous colors. Maybe I can leave it alone now. Other progress has mainly been in the stretching and priming of new canvases, even some early paint sketching of ideas which will probably be trumped by newer thoughts of the moment. There are probably six or so canvases in progress at the moment... a deadline or two might help them to the finish line...

6 comments:

San said...

Karen, that's some lively banter you have going on there.

Karen Jacobs said...

>grin< Yeah... my studio is a constant din of banter!

Jacie said...

Perfection!

Anonymous said...

Ya' know, I was wondering what you and Joel have on for next week? I'm having house work done and need a reprieve from the work! Will you have a guest room open? :)

Love the work right now!

Pat

Karen Jacobs said...

Ha! Yeah, open but I'm about to declare "BYOS" (sheets)... Hey, maybe you can help fold!

Martha Marshall said...

Karen, I think BYOS should be the new rule.