Courtney Jacobs
Livermore, California

Courtney Jacobs creates what she calls a “personal language” through her use of color, texture, composition and action. “If the painting inspires you, or sets a particular mood, or makes you feel free and playful, then I have accomplished my job,” she says. She enjoys listening to a wide variety of music while she paints, from Richard Wagner to Nine Inch Nails. The Abstract Expressionism movement and action painters greatly influenced her work. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and singing. She currently lives in California. Fun fact: she owns a trunk full of costumes.

Artist and Customer Comments

Courtney Jacobs 9/9/2015 | 12:31 PM

Thanks, T Blakely! I'm so glad you appreciate the work. :)

T Blakely 9/5/2015 | 4:21 PM

This is gorgeous!

krnhersh 9/15/2014 | 8:18 PM

I LOVE IT!!!! and love the way u talk about your gift.... thanks for sharing---- u did give me joy- to experience this conversation--- k

Courtney Jacobs 8/7/2014 | 11:39 AM

Hi G Tugan, thank you so much for your encouraging comment! It's great to hear my hours and hours of hard work can affect another person like that. I don't get that too much being stuck in a studio by myself for hours on end, so it's much appreciated. :)

G Tugan 8/6/2014 | 4:12 PM

I love your work; your use of color, and color choices. The feel of your paintings, too - definitely something I am connecting with.

Patrick 10/23/2013 | 8:04 PM

"... peaceful, yet playful..." What a great description of a cool piece. Thank you for creating and sharing.

commentsDynamic Duo
D Case purchased this artwork. 8/19/2009 | 8:51 AM

I luv it!!! Thx so much.

Courtney Jacobs 9/30/2008 | 4:02 PM

"visual Improvisations", a solo show of paintings by award winning Pleasanton artist, Courtney Jacobs will be on exhibit at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA from October 30th through December 1st, 2008. Jacobs's non-figurative work, created in oil and acrylic, is an exploration of intuition through abstract painting. Artworks will be displayed for viewing and purchase. For more information, post your questions here.

Bruce 7/29/2008 | 5:12 PM

I like She Remained the Same, the second of the three you list. It's a classic pose with good reason, and very well executed. Beautiful. Your use of color--the off-grays, the variety of fleshtones, the greens--is interesting, coming out of the green/orange/purple complementary palette as they do.


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

24" h x 30" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.


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Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

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