April 18, 2009

Road Trip... Colony and Beyond...

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2008 - Construct 1 and 2 - 48x24 @ - mixed media

Monday morning I'll leave for NOLA with about a dozen paintings to deliver. I had planned to deliver a commission based on the Construct pieces above... but larger. Turns out they aren't in a hurry and we need to work together to be sure all is right with color nuances, etc. A deposit has been made and these people have bought other work of mine so I'm feeling good about the arrangement... and very relieved that I have more time to devote to the painting.

I'll also get a quick g-kid fix and on Tuesday I'll check in at Mississippi Art Colony, a return to a great art retreat after too long an absence. Located in central rural Mississippi, at the well appointed Camp Henry Jacobs (no relation.) Returning home the following Sunday.

The visiting artist for this session is Harry Ally, an artist whose work I've admired since spotting it in an Atlanta gallery years ago. It will be fun to meet and hear from the artist himself... and pick his brain for all it's worth! His wife, Suzanne, is also an artist and will be joining us. I've met her via Facebook and Twitter and I've no doubt she will add a fun element to the mix. She's promised to report with video and comments about the experience so if you're interest, sign up! Her blog link is on her website and you can get to FB and Twitter from there if interested in keeping up. I may be able to upload an occasional photo or blurb to FB but will focus on getting the most out of Colony and chatting it up with a bunch of good artist friends.

The amazing thing... and I'm sure this is true all over... is that really good art is not confined to the big galleries in big art centers... in fact, there are a good dozen or two in this group who could hold their own with any of the big $$$ artists you can name. I see this everywhere I go... and it's one of the disappointing aspects of visiting NYC or Santa Fe... like hey! I know people who paint better than this! It will be good to be with them again and feel that current! I'm going to be so jazzed!



5 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

Oh what glorious fun! I'll be following for sure!

cathsheard said...

Oh these are gorgeous - I love that mix of restfulness, but with plenty to look at.

Karen Jacobs said...

Thanks, Cath... the trick is to include that which attracted the buyer to want a larger one on the horizontal! Commissions can be tricky, easy to leave out the most important nuance. With extra time, hopefully I'll learn what that is without opening a can of worms.

Seth said...

Incredible pieces here! What a great series.

Karen Jacobs said...

Glad you like it, Seth... was more fun doing it for me than as a commission. Fingers still crossed...