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    If you haven't seen the two-DVD set, "The Impressionists", you don't know what you're missing!

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    I rented it from Netflix and absolutely loved it. It is an enactment of the lives of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, and other Impressionist painters living at that time around Paris. Fascinating and eye-opening!





Sunset Memories

Posted by Jamie on April 16th, 2014

5×7″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard, custom framed
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This is a spot that was one of Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s favorite places to paint. I visit here frequently at sunset with a small pochade box to paint studies and take photos. Last year, I experimented with some color palette ideas in watercolor and acrylic from many of the photos I took here. This morning I pulled out all those color studies and some of the photographs, and explored those ideas in oils. I think I feel a series coming on!

Bathtime for Mango

Posted by Jamie on April 15th, 2014

5×7″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard
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There aren’t many things in this world cuter than my studio mascot, Mango, taking his morning bath. I found this bright green bathtub for him years ago. The color matches him exactly, and seeing him splash around with the color-coordinated rubber ducky looking on is always a fun start to the day. Camera shy as Mango is, I managed to catch some photos of him during bath time, and I’ve been looking forward to painting this for a long time. He’s been supervising the completion of his portrait here in the studio!

Flower Path to the Gazebo

Posted by Jamie on January 7th, 2014

15×20″, acrylic on illustration board (sealed and varnished to be framed without glass like an oil painting)
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Happy New Year to all my art-loving friends and blog-watchers. It’s been a busy season, and I’m glad to finally be back to showing all of you what I’ve been up to out on location and in the studio.

This painting began on a beautiful early fall day at Muscoot Farm. I was out with some friends looking for a spot to paint and we came upon this beautiful hillside with wildflowers and a gazebo. There were so many great vistas from this location that all three of us ended up painting from totally different vantage points and directions. I selected the view up the hill, where the path lead through fields of wildflowers and grasses in violets and deep yellow-orange hues, interspersed with bits of green. It was heaven. Here’s an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

I tried to make the most of the beautiful autumn days by starting as many paintings during that time as I could, even though I knew it would leave me with a huge pile to complete in the studio. After all, I’ll have all winter to do that! And believe me when I tell you that the pile is big. So, some of the paintings I post during the winter will bring you back to those warmer times when I started them out on location. We can all use a little of that warmth during the winter season! I’m not terribly fond of winter and so I don’t enjoy painting it. It’s not a memory I want to have hanging on my walls when the weather finally improves! Yet, the winter gives me that opportunity to play with new ideas, take my time finishing up the uncompleted works, and exploring other subject matter. You’ll be seeing some interesting things emerge. Stay tuned!

Bannerman Castle Glow

Posted by Jamie on December 11th, 2013

10×8″, in ornate gold frame with linen liner (frame included in price)
Acrylic on archival board
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Your purchase of this painting will help restore the castle structures on Bannerman Island. 50% of the proceeds of this painting goes to Bannerman Castle Trust for their renovation costs. These historic ruins on an island in the middle of the Hudson River are magnificent treasures that are too precious to lose. The back walls of this structure have already tumbled down, and they are in the process of shoring up what’s left in order to preserve it.

I’ve been working a lot lately on capturing glow with multiple layers of transparent color. This allows the light to bounce off the white of the painting support and through the pigment, rather than mixing color with opaque white paint to produce a tint. I felt that the way the strong light hit the castle wall in the late afternoon light would be most effectively rendered with the sparkle of transparent layering.

Taking Flight

Posted by Jamie on December 5th, 2013

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Please click image for a clearer, larger view
9×12″, acrylic on paper
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My husband and I rented a rowboat over the summer at North South Lake. As we were rounding a bend in the lake, we spooked this Great Blue Heron. I managed to capture a quick photo of him just as he was about to take flight. In looking through my images the other day, I thought this would make a great abstracted painting, with lots of movement, color complements, and contrasts. This 9×12 acrylic will probably be the predecessor to a larger version in the near future!

Colors of the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 22nd, 2013

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18×24″, oil on linen panel
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Yesterday I was at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York. This Hudson River vista is one of the most striking in the Hudson Highlands, with Constitution Marsh below, and West Point on the other side of the river. I haven’t yet photographed just the painting alone, but I thought I’d get it up on my site right away, to encourage any Hudson Valley residents or visitors to go to Boscobel in the next week or so if you haven’t been there recently. The marsh colors are stunning now and the foliage there is at its peak. The grounds fee there has gone up to $11, which personally I find a bit steep. But it was worth it!

Sailing Past Storm King and Bannerman Island

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2013

5×7″, archival canvas covered hardboard panel
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My husband and I took a boat tour of Bannerman Island a couple of months ago, and I took a ton of photos. It was a gorgeous day with beautiful cloud formations. This was painted from one of my photo references. Bannerman Island has fascinating castle ruins, and sits at the entrance to the Hudson Highlands out in the river. The tower showing in the water is Margaret Tower — one of the three that sit guard around the island.

Soft Morning Glow Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2013

12×24″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard

After the three day Olana event, we had to select one painting to turn in for the jury and the auction. I was undecided about whether to submit this one or the other. My husband liked this one better, but I decided to turn in the other. Usually I paint the big overview scene with the Catskill Mountains showing on the right side, but this time I decided to shift the scene the other way, so that I could include Frederic Church’s pond, with the river out in the distance. This was a nice change from the way I usually paint this view, and one that I think I will revisit from time to time!

For some reason, the orange in the sky is showing stronger in the photos than in the painting itself, so take that into consideration when viewing the images. Here is one you can click on for a larger view:

Autumn Brilliance at Olana

Posted by Jamie on October 16th, 2013

7×5″, oil on archival linen panel
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On the last day of the Olana plein air event, we had to turn in our paintings by 2pm. While the paintings were being hung, the artists had a couple of hours to unwind before the viewing and auction that were to begin at 4. But leave it to me and my friend Tarryl to find the pond vista with the brilliantly-lit foliage totally irresistible. Even after three days of nonstop painting, we had to go sit out by the pond and paint the view!

Fall Sail acrylic sketch on board

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2013

15×20″, acrylic on illustration board
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This is another in my series of large acrylic sketches on illustration board. They are really fun to paint, and I’ve found that calling them “sketches” sets me free to experiment with brushwork, drips, colors, compositions, and other boundaries that I might be hesitant to explore if I call them “paintings” from the outset. I go into it thinking “sketch”, and whatever emerges is what it is!

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

Hudson River Magic

Posted by Jamie on October 14th, 2013

5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

I can’t get enough of Olana vistas during the fall season! This was one of the paintings I did during the three day Olana event. It was painted on the last day of the event. I was exhausted, and had already done three large paintings for the event, so I took my little pochade box and comfy chair up to the overlook to relax and do this small one. It was a wonderful change of pace! The morning was a bit overcast and serene. I loved every minute of it.

Second Place Award at Olana Plein Air event!

Posted by Jamie on October 7th, 2013


12×16″, oil on linen panel
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On Saturday, October 5, I had the great honor of receiving the Second Place award at the Olana Plein Air event. Entry into the event was highly competitive and they only took 25 of us to begin with, so I was especially grateful to receive the award among such an accomplished group of artists. Olana is the homestead of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. His 250 acre property and Moorish style mansion are a painter’s haven at any time of year, but especially in fall.

We had two and a half days to paint. I was feeling stressed by time factors because I had my dogs at home and knew I would not be able to spend as much as I’d like on location. I had a petsitter walk them at noon, but that still didn’t give me until sunset, and of course sunset is The time to paint at Olana!

This is a view off Ridge Road at Olana, and it’s one of my special favorite spots. It features Kaaterskill Clove in the distance, which was one of the areas painted by many of the Hudson River School painters. Knowing I was pressed for time, I set my easel out at the site at 7:45am on the first day, and then went to the 8am breakfast orientation/registration meeting. When the meeting broke, I was all set to paint. As I was nearing the end of the painting, this fabulous barge and tugboat went by! Sometimes they appear at the wrong time in the painting process, but I pretty much had that area completed and was able to pop them in as they passed.

I did five paintings during the two and a half days, and in the end, was torn between two of them in deciding what to submit for the juror and auction. Each artist had to select just one painting. Everybody’s paintings were beautiful!

Many thanks to the Olana and Columbia County Council for the Arts staffs for their hard work before, after, and during the event, and to all the art lovers who came to the auction and bid on paintings. I’d also like to thank my fellow painters for making it such an enjoyable event and being so supportive of one another.

Here is an image you can click on for a larger view:

In the Barn for the Day

Posted by Jamie on October 3rd, 2013

8×10″, oils on archival canvas panel
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This was painted on location at a farm on an overcast day. Rain threatened, and there was not much activity, but I loved this curving farm road, which drew my attention to the tractor peeking out from within the darkness of the barn. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view:

Leaning Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 2nd, 2013

12×16″, oils on archival linen panel
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I painted here in Cold Spring on a gorgeous day with a group of artist friends. I was in the mood to do a tree portrait, but didn’t want to ignore the fact that I was also along the Hudson River. When I came upon this beautiful, leaning willow tree near the pier, I knew I’d found my spot for the day. Beyond the pier is Storm King Mountain. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

Sunlit Path in Autumn

Posted by Jamie on October 1st, 2013


5×7″, oil on archival linen panel, custom framed
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Sunlit paths in fall are among my favorite painting subjects. The contrasts with the shadows across the path, combined with the bright colors of the sunlit foliage, always put a smile on my face!

Autumn Color at Tioronda Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 30th, 2013

9×12″, oils on archival canvas covered hardboard panel
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This painting was started on location and finally finished up in the studio this week. It was one of those cold, overcast, pre-winter days that generally lack excitement, but the falls were spectacular and made all the drama.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger view:

Backlit Reflections at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on September 28th, 2013

18×24″, Oil on archival linen panel
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This has been sitting on my easel awaiting changes for awhile now. Every time I think I’m finished, I see that “one more thing”! I spent some more time with it this week and I feel I can call it done now. It’s an 18×24″ oil painting of a scene overlooking a beaver pond at the height of fall foliage. I’ve worked off several photo references taken at our place upstate. It is a secondary pond that the furry engineers built once the first pond filled to capacity. The dam got too high to withstand much more pressure, so the clever critters built a lower pond to give it more stability. This second pond backed up the water to the primary dam to relieve pressure, and extended their food source into the woodlands along the stream. There was a little peninsula of land left in between the ponds, where I stood to take the photo references. Since then, they were trapped out due to property damage suffered by neighbors with the high water levels and runoff. The two streams that converge there have resumed their uninterrupted course through the woods, and this pond is no more. I have several paintings I’ve done there that remind me of what it looked like with the pond. Given the usual play of events, I suspect we will see another dam here within a couple of years!

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

Over the Edge at Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 25th, 2013

7×5″, oils on archival linen panel
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Some scenes I paint over and over again and never get tired of them. Occasionally, I need a couple of years “off” from one of those vistas, and then I return with renewed appreciation for nature’s majesty. This famous scene at the top of Kaaterskill Falls is one of those magical spots. The Hudson River School painters frequented this spot too. When viewed from the top, it’s hard to believe that this little creek going over the edge is actually the top of the tallest waterfall in New York State!

Below is an image of the painting in progress. As you can see, somebody was taking advantage of a quiet afternoon to catch a little snooze on the rock across the creek. I was worried that he’d roll over in his sleep and go right off the edge!

Cascade Above Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 24th, 2013

The creek that comes from South Lake in Haines Falls includes a series of gorgeous cascades before the water arrives at the huge drop of Kaaterskill Falls. One area has striking red rocks that are covered in green moss. My friend Athena and I decided to go paint there after a big rainfall. When we arrived at the location, there was so much water that the red rocks were completely obscured by churning, spurting flourishes of water and spray. It was a striking scene even though we didn’t get the red rocks we went there to capture. We’ll go back another time for those!

Here’s an image of just the painting:

8×10″, Oils on archival canvas board
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Below is an image you can click on for a larger view:

View from Above Croton Dam

Posted by Jamie on September 15th, 2013

20×15″, Acrylic on illustration board
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My friend Johanne and I went on a hunt to find out how folks were getting up to the top of the bridge over Croton Dam. We were surprised and delighted to find out that although there is very limited parking, there is an easy paved path and fantastic views from all angles. We went back with our paints and some more friends last Friday and had a wonderful day here, up on top of the world. The weather was picture-perfect, and the slight mist created by the wind and waterfalls kept my acrylics from drying out too fast! I have really fallen in love with this location, both from the bottom facing the dam, and from here at the top.

Emerging Autumn in High Flow Acrylics 20×15

Posted by Jamie on September 10th, 2013

20×15″, Acrylic on sealed illustration board
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I went out on the patio with my paints on this gorgeous, nearly-Autumn day, enjoying the sounds of birds nearby and waterfalls in the distance while I painted. The fall colors were just starting to creep into the landscape. I love this time of year!

Frederic Church’s Tree

Posted by Jamie on September 9th, 2013

6×8″, acrylic on archival, sealed artboard (frame without glass like an oil painting)
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I spent a few days teaching a workshop at Olana in the area of the Wagon Wheel Education Center. This elderly, elegant tree looked down at me from its hillside perch all week. When the class ended, the first thing I did was pull up a chair into the shade and paint it’s majestic form. I love doing tree portraits, and I’d like to do this one again in a larger format, when I have more time.

Past the Barns and Up the Hill

Posted by Jamie on September 7th, 2013

8×10″, oil on canvas panel
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This was painted on location at a farm in upstate New York.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view:

Morning Light on the Inn

Posted by Jamie on September 5th, 2013

8×10″, oil on canvas panel
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The play of light and shadow on the side of a building is one of those endlessly fascinating things, and seems to be even more so when the building is white! Out on location, the colors and patterns change quickly with the moving sun.

The fence in this scene actually went all the way across, so I used that famous Artistic License to change the scene, and created the pathway to draw in the viewer.

Can you spot the two figures up on the porch in the shadows?

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view:

Rocky Coast and Review of the New Golden High Flow Acrylics

Posted by Jamie on September 4th, 2013


15×20″, acrylic on sealed illustration board
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This was painted from a photo I took along the Maine coast. I love the weaving design, and the many layers of atmospheric distance.

When you look at the painting as a whole, you don’t really see the drips and spatters until you have a closer look. They add so much to the painting! Here’s a closeup of a drippy area:

Here is part of the pebble-strewn shoreline with the spatters:

You can click the image below for a larger, clearer view:

I’ll still me doing my more traditional work in acrylics and other mediums, so I’m not ready to give up that style yet! But I’ve been enjoying the exploration of this style over the past year or so and plan to do more of it.

So, what do I think of the new Golden High Flow acrylics? Well, here’s my personal opinion of the good, the bad, and the beautiful. I’ve been working with them for awhile now and have had a chance to do several paintings. I also had the advantage of working with the Golden Airbrush paints for a year or so previously. They are the predecessors to the High Flow line, so I had an idea of how they would handle. Sort of.

These paints handle similarly to the Airbrush paints, but not exactly the same. The good news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. The bad news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. It’s funny how that can happen! In the long run, I think this will prove to be a good thing for me. It really does make the paints more archival, and they will be easier to varnish. In the short term, I have some technical things to work out to adjust for the difference, since the paint will not lift as easily nor for as long.

The colors are exquisite. I missed a lot of my favorite colors in the old line, but the High Flow line has Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrole Orange, some real earth colors, and other colors that I like a lot. I do wish there was a Pyrrole Red instead of Napthol. I’m using Quinacridone Red mixed with Pyrrole Orange instead. I’m sure that more colors will come along over time, as I can’t imagine this not becoming a very popular line.

The good news for collectors is that these paints dry to a durable finish. They varnish beautifully and can be framed without glass, just like other acrylics and oil paintings.

Pink and Purple Sunset from Olana

Posted by Jamie on September 3rd, 2013


8×10″, acrylic on archival artboard
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There is so much to paint at Olana, and yet I never get tired of painting the big vista. Every sunset is different. This one was dramatic! I was there with my friend Patti. We were initially painting from another spot, but were afraid we’d have trouble getting back down the trail in the dark. So we stopped there well before sunset, and went on to this spot, where we remained until the sun fell below the horizon.

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view:

Path to the Cozy Cottage

Posted by Jamie on August 29th, 2013


8×10″, varnished acrylic on sealed, archival artboard (frame without glass like an oil painting)
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This is a painting I did as a plein air demo during the three day workshop I taught at Olana a couple of weeks ago. I did it to show participants some indirect painting techniques. The path was actually paved, but I wanted to turn it into an inviting path through the trees that was more welcoming for a lazy afternoon walk than a drive along a paved road. The scene was overwhelmingly green, which is another reason why I wanted to have a warm-colored path.

We were using a three color palette of slow-drying Golden OPEN Acrylics, so I mixed the basic color for the path from the three primaries, then used OPEN Gloss medium to create a glaze. I laid down a thick layer of the orangy glaze over the whole panel, and sketched in my composition by drawing in the glaze with the wooden handle tip of a brush. I then pulled out lights and added darks, subtracting and adding paint until I was done.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view:

We’re into Labor Day weekend, so I’ll resume posting on Tuesday. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend to you all!

Great Blue Heron on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on August 28th, 2013

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7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is an older painting that I hadn’t seen for awhile, so I decided to pull it up to the top. Every once in awhile, it’s good to look back. :)

This little brook runs behind my house, from its source on the lake to the reservoir. It is the favorite hunting ground of this Great Blue Heron, who is never far away, and often perched on our lawn as you see him here, enjoying his latest meal. It sure was hard to paint him tiny enough to be in scale in this small painting! This was a test drive for a larger version that I’m considering.

My palette:
Titanium White (RGH + Griffin)
Cadmium Yellow Lemon (Rembrandt)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (RGH)
Cadmium Orange (WN Artist)
Bright Red (Pyrrole — WN)
Ultramarine Blue Deep (Utrecht)
Transparent Red Oxide (RGH)

Hudson River Atmosphere

Posted by Jamie on August 27th, 2013

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This was painted on an atmospheric day along the Hudson River at the Hastings-on-Hudson Waterfront Park. I could just barely make out the George Washington Bridge and New York City skyline on this hazy day, but the mood was wonderful!

Olana Barn and Hillside 2 — Indirect Painting

Posted by Jamie on August 24th, 2013


8×10″, acrylic on sealed Canson artboard
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If you saw my post from yesterday, you might think you’re having a deja vu experience. But look again! They are actually two different acrylic sketches. Both were done with the slow-drying Golden OPEN Acrylics, using a primary palette of Cadmium Primrose, Quinacridone Red, and Ultramarine Blue, plus Titanium White, and they’re both paintings of the same vista at Olana (with some slight compositional changes). The first was done in a direct painting manner on a white board. This second one was painted indirectly, using a strongly toned underpainting to enhance and harmonize the color, and add depth.

I often see paintings done with a pre-toned surface or an indirect approach, which have a strong undertone that bears no relationship to the actual scene. That type of underpainting, to my eye, can be a distraction that draws my attention away from the scene itself.

On the other hand, a strongly colored underpainting can harmonize with the scene if it has a good relationship with the scene. For this sketch, I chose red as my underpainting color in order to have the red of the barn sit more comfortably within the landscape, and add some overall warmth to the scene. To keep the red undertone from becoming an eyesore, I first mixed the color of the barn using my three primaries. The red is in shade, so although it is a warm color, it is then cooled by the lack of direct sunlight and sky/ground reflected light. That muted red for the barn color was then mixed with a little Open Medium and brushed on to cover the entire panel. The panel had been sealed with two coats of Golden Fluid Matte Medium to further extend drying time and enhance the ability to pull out color, as opposed to the painting posted yesterday on an unsealed surface.

With a paper towel, I pulled out paint from lighter areas like the sky and sunlit grass, but left a little to poke through those areas too. Then I painted over in a more direct style with my other colors. Looking closely at the painting, in some areas the underpainting is left uncovered. In other areas it is visible underneath another color (like in the sky), and in many places it is covered completely. It’s not the bright-red-out-of-the-tube color. It’s a softer red that harmonizes with the barn and the other colors in the scene. I feel it works well in this scene because it makes the barn feel like it belongs with the rest of the painting. Sometimes a red barn can feel isolated in the landscape, in the sense of color. This indirect approach is one of many possible ways to harmonize an object in a painting.

Below is an image you can click to get a larger view of the painting:

Click here to see the similar painting with a more direct approach, which I posted yesterday.