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Archive for October, 2006

Gallery Sitting II

Posted by Jamie on October 29th, 2006

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7 x 5″, Gouache on 100% rag paper, unframed

I was gallery sitting at the Belle Levine Gallery today. A different show was up this time. Sculptor Paul Yarden had a beautiful piece close to one of my paintings, so I took a seat nearby and painted them together. (In reality, there would be another painting in between them, but I soooo wanted to do a vertical format! His sculpture is titled Torso D, and my painting is Winter Stroll. Painting while gallery sitting makes the time go so quickly. A couple of the artists stopped in too, so it was nice to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones.

Fall Reflections and demo

Posted by Jamie on October 25th, 2006


5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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Fall Reflections was painted from a photo I took at Muscoot Farm in Somers, NY. I’m mainly a plein air painter and haven’t worked much from pictures, but I take photos wherever I go to paint. Over the years, I’ve accumulated thousands of photos that I have yet to paint from! It’s been fun to dig some of them out at last, and paint the scenes I envisioned on canvas years ago, but never got around to painting. I’ve always wanted to do a painting that featured reflections like this, with fall leaves floating on the top of the water. This was a lot of fun to paint, and I’m eager to have a go at a similar subject en plein air soon, perhaps at the brook behind my house.

When I work from photos, I prefer to paint directly off the computer screen, rather than printing them out. The color is much better, and I can crop the image, move it around, enlarge and reduce at will. I can even rotate both the image on the screen and the painting, and work on them both upside down! Here is my initial setup. You can see that I secured the small canvas board to a larger board to make it easier to work with. That way, I can hold the board in my hand, paint right to the edges, and rotate it easily. The canvas is toned a greyed violet, since I saw that as the optimum background for this particular painting. I added a touch of liquin and used an alkyd white to get it to tack up a little faster, knowing I’d want to do a lot of layering alla prima for this painting.


I selected just four colors for this piece (though additional colors are on the palette). I used cadmium yellow lemon, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue deep, and transparent red oxide, plus of course titanium white. I blocked in the reflections and placement of the grasses, and worked that stage until it was completely finished.


Here’s another image of the still-incomplete painting. After the colors were down, I swept a brush side to side to show movement in the water. Most of the work with the reflections and color was then complete:


Once the painting was at the stage above, I let it set up for a half hour so the paint wouldn’t be so slippery, then went back and added in the leaves floating in the water, and the definition of the grasses at the top, tweaked it here and there, and signed it. Done!

My Favorite Watering Can

Posted by Jamie on October 23rd, 2006

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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

I love this little copper and brass watering can. I got it in a thrift shop, browsing for still life items several years ago. Its unusual shape and shimmer make it one of my favorite still life pieces. I don’t think I’ve painted it for a couple of years, so it’s nice for me to explore it with brushes again.

Late Day Dog Walk Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 22nd, 2006

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7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard

This painting was done from a photograph taken the same evening as the miniature painting I did yesterday. This woman was walking her dog, and came around the bend just as I was snapping the shutter. I told her it was perfect timing. She thought I meant that she’d ruined my photo, but I assured her that the backlit figures of her and her dog would make an ideal focal point! It was a warm fall evening, and she remarked how after 30 years of living in this area, she realizes how fortunate we are to have walks along the Hudson in that amazing light and tranquility.

I wish I could get far enough ahead on the daily paintings to be able to photograph my work when it’s dry, instead of when it’s wet and shiny, throwing glare all over the painting as well as altering colors and contrasts. This painting looks so much better in person, and I know I’ll be able to get a better image of it once it’s dry!

Chasing a Hudson River Sunset

Posted by Jamie on October 21st, 2006


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2.5 x 3.5″, Oils on Canvas mounted to 100% rag paper, unframed

Here’s yet another miniature painting. I really enjoy doing these, so on days when I don’t have time to do a larger painting, they’re an ideal format. This one was done from a photo I took a couple of nights ago while chasing the sunset from one location to another by the Hudson River. It was a beautiful fall evening, with lots of folks out enjoying the unseasonably warm fall weather that night.

Waterfall in Miniature (daily painting) and Winter Stroll

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2006


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2.5×3.5″, Oils on primed acid free matboard

It’s another wee painting off my brushes! This one is ACEO trading card size, 2.5×3.5″. It was painted from a photo taken by Deb Leger. (Thank you, Deb!)

In the art world, ACEO stands for Artist Cards Editions and Originals. They are collectible paintings in a standard, miniature format. The size is 2.5×3.5″, like baseball cards and playing cards. They are so much fun to paint and collect that every so often I do a few of them. Some artists sell prints of paintings in that size as ACEOs, but mine are always one-of-a-kind originals. ACEOs are truly fun to collect for those who love art. Everybody can find a place for these little gems, and they are reasonably priced. It’s an easy and relatively inexpensive way to acquire work from some favorite artists.

Fun With Gourds No. 5—–Three’s a Crowd

Posted by Jamie on October 18th, 2006


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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

For the setup-pic-lovers among you, here’s a photo below of the still life with the compositional placement of the painting. I usually do a painting in three stages. The first is the setup of the items and the basic positioning of them on the canvas. Because the gourds are such a warm color, I use transparent red oxide to sketch in the forms.

Once I have the placement set, I start putting in color for Phase 2, getting in the lights and darks and covering the canvas.

Once that stage is done, I take a short break to get my eyes off the subject for a few minutes, usually with a cup of tea and a browse on www.wetcanvas.com. When I come back to it, I do a check of each item, adjusting shadows, adding highlights, and putting in reflected color, plus pushing the lights and darks a little more.

Gourds No. 3—-Contemplating a Carnation

Posted by Jamie on October 16th, 2006

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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

I think I’ll be painting these gourds from life until they rot and die! This is #3 in the Having Fun With Gourds series. I’m still putting those carnations to use too.

Just Before Dark, ACEO (Miniature Painting)

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2006


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2.5×3.5″, Oils on primed matboard, unframed

This image is posted at about the actual size of this tiny painting. I painted this today during this weekend’s WDE (Weekend Drawing/Painting Event) at www.wetcanvas.com. For those not familiar with the WDEs, the host of the week posts 16 images for artists to work from. This week’s host is Deb Leger. I took her sunset image, cropped it, changed some of the cloud formations to better fit the composition, and added a background land mass and water from my imagination.

In the art world, ACEO stands for Artist Cards Editions and Originals. They are collectible paintings in a standard, miniature format. The size is 2.5×3.5″, like baseball cards and playing cards. They are so much fun to paint and collect that every so often I do a few of them. Some artists sell prints of paintings in that size as ACEOs, but mine are always one-of-a-kind originals. ACEOs are truly fun to collect for those who love art. Everybody can find a place for these little gems, and they are reasonably priced. It’s an easy and relatively inexpensive way to acquire work from some favorite artists.

Artists On Location, Fall in Garrison plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 14th, 2006



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5×7″, Gouache on Fabriano Artistico HP

Today was the bi-annual Artists on Location day in Garrison, NY. 85 artists contribute paintings to be auctioned at the Garrison Art Center. Most submit paintings for the silent auction only, but plein air painters can also go out today and paint on location, return by 3pm with their framed plein air paintings, and have those in a live auction in the evening.

I arrived at 8:30 am and submitted a painting for the silent auction, then drove to a nearby location to paint along the Hudson River. It was freezing cold out! Wimp that I am, I painted this 5×7 from inside my car parked at the scene, took some photos of it, put it into a frame, took another pic of it framed, and delivered it back to the gallery at the art center.

Unfortunately, my camera jammed. The only photo that downloaded was this one of the painting framed behind glass, with all the glare and reflections that entails. You can even see the image of the camera reflecting in the painting. Grrrr! I hate it when that happens!

Hitching a Ride, #2 of Gourd Series

Posted by Jamie on October 13th, 2006

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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

These are just proving to be way too much fun to be legal! My palette was a little more limited this time. I used Cadmium yellow pale, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red, Transparent Red Oxide, and Ultramarine Deep, plus titanium white of course. I made the ultramarine paint myself, and this was by far the best batch I ever made. Yummmm!

Everybody seems to like setup photos and to see work in progress, so I’ve included a couple more images below. The first one shows my still life setup plus the basic block-in of the composition, done using just transparent red oxide to position the elements on the canvas before going in with full color.

After that, I got carried away and didn’t stop until I was almost finished. Here’s the update pic with the setup, just shy of being completed. There were still some highlights, reflected light, deepening of some shadow areas, and overall tweaking here and there remaining to be done:

I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do for another encore, but these little guys are just so cute…I’m sure I’ll come up with something!

Morning at the Boscobel Pond

Posted by Jamie on October 12th, 2006


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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

The fall light was so gorgeous early in the morning. The dark backdrop of trees showcased the foreground birches. I just had to stop right there to capture the moment in paint.

Tree Overlooking the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 11th, 2006

5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
sold

It was a spectacular fall day to be painting on a bluff above the Hudson. About six or seven of us from the Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters were there enjoying what just might prove to be the last really warm day of fall. I’ve painted this Hudson River scene on location in just about every size in every season, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a 5×7 with this tree in it. So, here it is!

Swinging on the Porch

Posted by Jamie on October 10th, 2006

7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
Not For Sale

This is my little buddy Mango. He loves to swing on just about anything. Here he is on his playset swing out on the porch, doing what he does best. He’ll be a year old next week. Maybe I’ll have to do an annual portrait of him. Mango loves to sit on my shoulder in the studio, but he’s not allowed down there when I’m working in oils. This one is currently not for sale because…well….because he’s my lil baby! Besides, there are still one or two little things I need to tweak in the painting.

Fall in the Parking Lot

Posted by Jamie on October 6th, 2006


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7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard

I dropped my daughter off for physical therapy and was going to paint at a nearby park, but when I saw the color of the trees in the parking lot, I stopped right in my tracks and painted there instead!

A Hazy Sunrise on the Lake

Posted by Jamie on October 4th, 2006

5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
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Another beautiful sunrise to paint on location! All the mornings have been like this lately, with dense fog over Peach Lake, which burns off as the sun comes up.