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Archive for December, 2006

Continuing on with some fun abstract experiments……..
This painting began with boxes painted on Arches hot press watercolor paper in acrylic. Next, a black monoprinted image was pressed from a glass plate. Lastly, gold metallic trimming was added.
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2.5 x 3.5″, Acrylic and metallic ink on Arches hot press 100% rag paper, unframed

Australian Groper miniature painting in acrylic

Posted by Jamie on December 30th, 2006

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2.5 x 3.5″, Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper, unframed

Little Cranberry Island in Maine

Posted by Jamie on December 30th, 2006


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This is a miniature (2.5×3.5″), gouache on 100% rag watercolor paper, unframed. It is a scene from a photo I took while visiting Little Cranberry Island for a day, off the coast of Maine.

Last sketches of Scavenger Hunt 22—I’m done!

Posted by Jamie on December 27th, 2006

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Scavenger Hunt 22 (See my Dec. 20 post) contained a list of 26 items. These are the five I had left. I arranged them in a still life to finish up the hunt. They are sketched with a Uniball Vision pen and watercolors. The items are:
22. Something cold: ice cube
23. Puddle: The melted water from the ice cube
24. Coaster: What the ice cube is resting on
25. Cutlery: My favorite Henkle knife
26. Something you dislike: Dead flowers!

I’m glad that I managed to finish up all 26 items in spite of a heavy holiday schedule here. It’s been a lot of fun to have this sketching break from the usual finished painting routine. With 14 coming for lunch tomorrow, it’s likely that I won’t be able to get any painting done until at least Thursday, but I hope to get back to the oils soon!

Scavenger Hunt three more items, almost finished!

Posted by Jamie on December 26th, 2006


These are all Prismacolor pencil in my 7×10″ Canson Montval cold press watercolor book. Click on the image to enlarge it.

These are items 19-21 of the 26-item scavenger hunt, so I’ve only five left to do by Wednesday to complete the hunt. (See my December 20 posting for more about the Scavenger Hunts.) Hopefully I’ll be able to do at least a couple of paintings after that and before the New Year. The most challenging item by far in the hunt this week is to draw/paint a piece of crumpled foil. I put that one off about as long as possible, and you can see why; mine doesn’t at all resemble crumpled foil. Actually, I crumpled it into the vague shape of a swan in the hope that if it didn’t make it as crumpled foil, it could be loosely identified as a swan. Very loosely. Imaginatively. *smile* I’m giving up on that one for now, though I might throw in some gouache highlights and try to salvage it later. I’m looking forward to seeing what the other scavenger hunt participants do with that one.

The ear belongs to my nephew, Tal, who is one of our houseguests till Wednesday. He was sketching a clementine while I drew his ear.

I cut a twig from a forsythia bush and brought it inside to sketch, to satisfy the “twig” component of the hunt. I loved the little buds forming along the twig stems. Pretty soon, it will be time to force bloom some for a late winter painting.

Just After Sunrise en plein air, and Merry Christmas!

Posted by Jamie on December 24th, 2006

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8×10″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

Seven More Sketches from the Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Jamie on December 24th, 2006

Since I’m so busy through the holidays, I’ve joined an online sketching “Scavenger Hunt” this week, where participants draw as much as they can from a list of 26 items. At least I can keep doing a little artwork, without the pressure of having to turn out finished paintings every day. Sketching is such great practice, and I try to do a day of sketches at least once a month. These are all pen and ink with watercolor in my 7×10″ Canson Montval Watercolor book.

Click on the images to see larger versions. See the post from 12/20 for more information about the Scavenger Hunts.

More Scavenger Hunt Sketches

Posted by Jamie on December 22nd, 2006

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Read about the current Scavenger Hunt on my December 20 post below. These are four more list items, done on a page of my 7×10″ Cotman watercolor book.

Red Trees on a Grey Day

Posted by Jamie on December 22nd, 2006

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8×6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard

A Scavenger Hunt of Sketches in ink, watercolor, acrylic

Posted by Jamie on December 20th, 2006


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The Wetcanvas art website has a Scavenger Hunt that starts every 8 days. Since my time is so interrupted now with holiday goings-on, I figured I’d jump in there and do as much sketching as I can when I don’t have a long block of time for oil painting. You can find the rules and the current list here:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389272

Anybody is welcome to jump in and participate! Basically, you find items to sketch from life from the current list. You can do as many or as few as you like, but it’s a nice challenge to try and complete them all within the 8 day period. You may do them in any size, time frame and medium, but they must all be done from life—no photo references allowed. You can see the current list by clicking on that first image; I wrote it down at the bottom of the page. Some scavenger hunts also include special “challenges” in addition to the 26 items, but this one did not.

It’s such a fun break from the usual routine. For the sketches above, I used a Sharpie marker (just on the first one), Uniball Vision Micro pen, Prismacolor pencils, Koi watercolors, and Golden Fluid acrylics. They are in my 7×10″ Cotman watercolor book.

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

This is a plein air oil painting of one of the roads that winds through the magnificent 4700 acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, NY. The fields, streams, and beautiful trees on the preserve grounds make it one of my favorite painting locations.

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Double matted to 5 x 7″ and framed, Acrylic on Arches hot press 100% rag paper

This past summer, our hotel room in Bar Harbor faced the Porcupine Islands. We’d watch the boats sailing in and out of the harbor. This painting was done from one of the photos I took there. The painting itself is 3×4.5″. It is mounted to a backing board, beautifully double-matted to 5×7″, and framed.

Sunset Boat Ride on the Lake in oils

Posted by Jamie on December 13th, 2006

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6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

One evening when the sunset was spectacular, my husband and I drove to the other side of the lake to take pictures. This group of people was just setting out in their boat to enjoy the last of a quiet summer evening.Below is the pochade box that I often use for these small paintings, with just the first layer of paint on the panel. The glass palette slides to the side to access the paints and supplies below. I secure the painting panel to a slightly larger board because with a painting this small, once I get to this stage, I hold it in my hand while painting. Taping it to the larger panel enables me to hold it without getting paint all over my hands.

Painting and Showing and Painting and Showing

Posted by Jamie on December 8th, 2006

I started a painting today, but was disappointed that I didn’t quite have time to finish it. Yesterday I finished the tweaks on my night painting from the day before, but haven’t had a chance to take the pic and upload it. Hopefully I’ll finish up the one I started today over the weekend, then will take photos of both and upload them here.

To those in the area, I’ll be making the rounds at my shows over the next 24 hours or so with receptions and greetings. Feel free to visit and browse at:

  • Garrison Art Center, Member Show—Tonight from 7-9pm
  • Putnam Arts Council Belle Levine Gallery, Invitational exhibit of about 40 of my paintings—Saturday from 12-3
  • Bannerman Island Gallery—Five of my paintings in the show, reception is Saturday 4-6pm
  • RiverWinds Gallery—9 paintings left in the Buone Feste show, reception Saturday 5-8

Also, the owner of The Paint Box gallery visited my studio this morning and selected five more paintings, so she now has about 15 down there in Bedford Hills. Stop in if you have a chance!

A Little Night Sketch en plein air

Posted by Jamie on December 7th, 2006

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6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

While waiting outside the gym for my daughter, I pulled out my little pochade box and did a sketch.Painting at night en plein air is great fun, but it sure is hard to see what you’re doing!

It’s a Dog’s Life

Posted by Jamie on December 4th, 2006


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When my Bichon Frise, Rondo, isn’t busy making trouble, he’s asleep on the chair or sofa in my studio. Even though he sleeps for long stretches, as soon as I start to draw or paint him, he gets up and moves, so I have to resort to photos if I want to capture him in paint.

Humpty Dumpty (Egg No 2)

Posted by Jamie on December 3rd, 2006

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6 x 6″, Oils on Sealed, primed masonite, unframed

Today was the day for all daily painters interested in doing a group theme to paint an egg in some form. I did a Humpty Dumpty version, setting an egg on top of a brick in my studio. I haven’t painted an egg in many years. It was great fun, and I doubt I’ll wait so long before doing it again.