Art Port Townsend – James A. Jacobson

Oil painting

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4111 Gise Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Artist Demonstration

Welcome to the Studio. You will see Jim's paintings hung (weather permitting) on the exterior of his home and studio. Take the opportunity to chat with Jim and ask questions while he demonstrates his impasta technique with brush or pallet knife or both. Then take time for a beverage while you relax and enjoy the paintings on display.

Driving Directions

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  • Follow the signs to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
  • Turn south on Jackman which borders the west edge of the fairgrounds.
  • Look to the right hand turns from Jackman.
  • Turn right (west) on 45th street and go up the hill. As street curves left, street name becomes Erin.
  • Keep going up the hill as street turns towards right and its name becomes 43rd.
  • While going uphill, turn left on Gise and come 1 block until it dead-ends on 41st.
  • Turn right on 41st and park. Plenty of parking on the street.

Artist Statement

There are three elements to a statement about my artistic endeavor. They are the passion, the process and the product.

The Passion
Painting has become a passion in my life. This passion is fueled by my love of life, the visuals of nature with her varying moods and the challenge of figuring it out as I embark on the process.

The Process
I am drawn to the various geometric and abstract shapes and how the light plays on them. This presents the problem of capturing these images using large shapes and bold lines while tending to the principles of composition, value, and color. Proper execution of these elements defines an acceptable work regardless of subject or style. The process is what it’s about. The work is the byproduct.

The Product
The oil paintings produced are representational with a tendency to impressionism. Maritime work and landscapes are dominant in the overall body of my work.

With each painting I strive to express the passion, reflect the joy I feel while applying paint to canvas, and finally, produce a painting that evokes a pleasant response.

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Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.