Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In process...
oil/linen - 30" x 38"
"ghost house"

Ghost Dinner (disappearance)

16" x 16" oil/linen
December 2015

Deconstructed Landscapes

10" x 9" - paper collage on arches
"Red, rust and green, deconstructed love"

"That black parking lot, but the moon was out"
Woodstock, VT
10" x 10" paper/paint collage

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

my love is building a building - e.e. cummings

my love is building a building
around you,a frail slippery
house,a strong fragile house
(beginning at the singular beginning

of your smile)a skilful uncouth
prison, a precise clumsy
prison(building thatandthis into Thus,
Around the reckless magic of your mouth)

my love is building a magic, a discrete
tower of magic and(as i guess)

when Farmer Death(whom fairies hate)shall
crumble the mouth-flower fleet
He’ll not my tower,
                        laborious, casual
where the surrounded smile

photo taken from the whitney, NYC towards the river
late december 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

trees, land, sky

Nature's predictable rhythmic patterns are changing rapidly

Distilled Reconstructed Landscapes

It’s fair to say that my paintings contain layered meaning. Minimally, my paintings are a reaction to the Western culture of my time—my rejection of our society’s penchant for excess and indifference that threatens our planet’s ecosystems. I do not paint pictures of polluted rivers or littered fields. My work represents my own attempts in these chaotic times to reconnect and decipher the natural world, and to come to grips with the exigencies of today’s stark environmental situation. Violence and destruction also exist in nature, yet when I paint, I choose to ignore these traits. In nature’s predictable rhythmic patterns, I see the sublime. To me, nature represents the ultimate example of gracious acceptance of change, even death; winter’s repose inevitably yields to spring’s rebirth. For these reasons, my paintings   at least, are simplified, idealized attempts that speak to nature’s persistence, vulnerability and beauty, which I paint if for no other reason than this: within the natural world exists the promise of rejuvenation..

a very little video

if you click on my name it is a link to a little video
kathleen jacobs: 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Teaching Schedule 2016


April 16 - 22 
Plein Air Landscape Painting Week Long Retreat Workshop
"Sense of Place"  Taos, New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Details at Cullowee Mountain Arts Website:

April 30 - May 1st - two day workshop
Small Format Plein AirLandscape Painting Workshop
Wayne Art Center 
Wayne, PA - (Near Philadelphia)


June 27 - July 3rd
M-F 9-noon
Small Format Plein Air Landscape Painting I
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Truro Cape Cod, MA

AUGUST 22 - 26 
Week long workshop in Gloucester, MA
Plein Air Landscape Painting 
all details about the studio and workshop
at the Cullowee Mountain Art Website:


October 7--9
Three Day Workshop
Small Format Outdoor Landscape Painting II 
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Truro, Cape Cod, MA
details at:


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nor'Easter: Juried Exhibition New Britain Museum of American Art

This painting was selected for 

The Nor'Easter 
46th Annual Juried Exhibition 
New Britain Museum 
of American Art

January 9th - February 14, 2016
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT

Opening Reception: 
January 10th

Towards Great Island, 
Wellfleet, MA
38" x 38" oil/linen
Kathleen Jacobs

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Landscape Studies will be at Black Birch Vineyard-November 15 - December 15, 22015

"Landscape Studies"

Kathleen Jacobs
Elizabeth Lehman
David Marshall
David Hardy

November 15 - January 4, 2016
Black Birch Vineyard
155 Glendale Road
Southampton, MA

October 16, 2015
towards the meadow again
10" x 10" oil birch panel

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

that beach rooted tableau: aka "kisses deep"

October 5, 2015
constable clouds summer heat
nonsensical pleasure garden
no beach illustration
just kisses deep

later summer one - more - time
with sound be in stitches
on the double - soft hands
a beach rooted tableau and kisses deep

inner hallway, winter courtyard
head warmth on my sun lap
foolish four wall content
and more kisses deep

sculptures propagate in that meadow
slow approach steel red monster
minds eye close arm longer day
and many kisses deep

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Forever Truth

chilling distance and a visceral memory of warmer summer(s)
as many other seasons that had gone cold in the dimness of low light coming

or is it the clearness now of the telling signals that make it cold all at once
and so very fuzzy - his sleepless night and his telling pantomime

re-assured by the forever truth moments
its that false "truth in nature" or rather, those false "perceptual moments"

those forever sentence-less minutes that seemed real - seemed nice
those (fucking) forever eyes and of course those truth-full limitations

chilling distance and a visceral memory of this colder summer
with the dimness of low light going and the seasons coming in with the cold