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