After nearly quitting half way through a three-hour long class, perseverance led to an amazing accomplishment.Read More
Finally my Saturday classes started at the Brentwood Art Center. What happened during week two of class totally surprised me. With hindsight, I can see all of the logical dots leading up to the pleasant surprise, but it was more than just a pleasant surprise. I had no idea what would come out of me next.Read More
After moving from NYC to Brentwood, CA, I was looking to take some drawing classes. Since my wife, Nikki, grew up in Brentwood she knew about a little art school called the Brentwood Art Center or BAC.
BAC has been around for 41 years and has some fairly well known alumni. But of course, as soon as I signed up and paid my fees, the school sent out an email that said they had suffered a financial collapse due to rezoning, resulting in a tax increase and a lease increase.
But wait...this story has a Happy Ending!
From the Journal of Rick JacobsenThe lightpad and a photocopy machine opened up many new possibilities. I started working on the idea of painting Nikki , my wife, at my very own Xanadu: Lee Falls. In English Literature, Xanadu is a real place that's so fantastic, it doesn't really exist. Lee Falls was a fantastic place for me as a kid. Memories of Lee Falls were so fantastic it can't possibly exist.
From the Journal of Rick Jacobsen
was a significant year for me personally. I picked up a new passion,
and as it goes with most of my passions, I get...well, quite passionate