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Archive for April, 2007

Turbulent Morning on the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on April 29th, 2007

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5×7″, oils
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I had high hopes that the sun was going to break through on my way over to Cold Spring to paint along the Hudson River at 7am this morning. I packed a bottle of iced tea and just wore a sweater. As I stood along the banks of the river, the clouds thickened and the cold wind picked up. I received a serious reality check, realizing that a warm spring day was merely wishful thinking.

This is a favorite spot of mine along the river. That rocky peak is Breakneck Ridge, and the finger of land jutting out is Little Stony Point.

Stormy Sunset on the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on April 27th, 2007

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6×8″, oils
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I love this spot on the Hudson. What a treat that the barge came by with its tugboat escort while I was painting. I was just able to get in the main parts of the painting when it started raining. This will be tweaked a bit in the studio to finish it up, but there’s not much left to do….some minor value adjustments and a few more twigs and brush on the left side should do it.

I’ll take another photo after I do the tweaks and replace this one.

A Grid of Sketches

Posted by Jamie on April 26th, 2007

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Ink and Watercolors, across a two-page spread (8×10″) in my sketchbook

Here’s a grid of 14 of the items for the current Scavenger Hunt, which is ending today. You can read more about the Scavenger Hunt and see the list in this post. They’re lots of fun to do, and wonderful sketching practice. Combined with my Broxz Zoo trip the other day, I think I’ve met my sketching quota for the week!

Sketching at the Bronx Zoo

Posted by Jamie on April 24th, 2007

One thing I learned today is that I prefer to sketch things that don’t move! My friend Kay and I went to sketch at the Bronx Zoo. We brought just our sketchbooks, ink pens, and small pan sets of watercolors.

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It seemed that every single animal started moving as soon as the pen touched my paper. I thought one minute gestures in the figure drawing studio were fast, but suddenly those seemed like long poses compared with what we faced today! They were also farther away than the models—sometimes so far away that seeing them clearly was a challenge.

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Aha! Finally I got to sketch something close that didn’t move—the rhino statue in front of the Zoo Center! *grin* I could do more of these.

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Camels are a really hard to sketch and don’t stay still at all, and even the bison turned away from us as we started to draw. Next time, I think I’ll focus on the architecture. hehehe…. It was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time enjoying the animals, the walk, and the company.

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1.5×2″, acrylic on 100% rag archival bristol, framed to 2×2.5″ and including hanging hardware, gift boxed
This painting is done from a photo I took on an expedition to Little Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine. This weathered Maine boathouse was right on the shore of the bay. I’ve been wanting to paint this scene for a long time, and may do a larger version as well at some point.

If you haven’t yet begun a collection of “Jamie’s Jewels”, this is a perfect one to start you off in style! Remember too that Mother’s Day is coming. This would make an ideal gift and arrives in a little gold box. This one is slightly larger than my other recent micro paintings, by about 1/4″ (hence the slightly higher price tag).

You can click the image above to see it even larger. Just to give you an idea of the actual size of this painting, here’s an image that approximates the size, depending on your monitor and resolution. You can appreciate how teeny tiny it really is, and how much detail goes into these wee gems:

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The painting will be sent with hanging hardware and gold thread as shown below, plus the gold tack to hang it from. It will arrive in a gold foil gift box with cotton batting and a gold ribbon, to complete the perfect gift for any art lover. (Image below is just to show the way the painting is shipped; you’ll receive the painting above.)

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These micro paintings make a great collection when hung as a group!

Scavenger Hunt #37 has just begun

Posted by Jamie on April 18th, 2007

I’m hosting the current Scavenger Hunt on the Wetcanvas website. Pick up your pens and pencils and come join the fun on this thread. There are 26 items listed to draw from life—no photo references permitted. You can post your results to that thread, or if you post them to a blog, feel free to leave a comment on this post with your link! I’ll be posting my sketches here as the week goes on.

For reference, here is the list:
A jar of a liquid used in your studio
An interior scene that includes a plant or flowers
A coat, sweater or shirt hung/draped over a chair back
Your mug of morning brew, whatever that may be
A cold drink
Favorite kitchen appliance
The chair or sofa you hang out on the most
A pet
Fish or aquarium (fish for dinner can count )
Statue or sculpture
View from a window
Window curtain/drape/valance
Wooden box
Easel (any type)
Birdhouse
Pet’s food dish or water bowl (substitute with your own dishes if necessary)
Stove top
Tree
Flower or bouquet
Object with its reflection in a mirror
Musical instrument
Pencil sharpener
Camera
Shiny object
stool or bench
rock or pebble

Have fun!

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
1.25×1.5″ painting, 1.75×2″ with frame, acrylic on 100% rag archival bristol, framed and including hanging hardware, gift boxed
As you can probably tell, I’m having a great time with these Micro Masters, spending hours and hours with paintings I’ve admired my whole life. This is one of my favorite Toulouse-Lautrec works, The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge. I can’t get over how charming it looks in micro form! If you haven’t yet begun a collection of “Jamie’s Jewels”, this is a perfect one to start you off in style! Remember too that Mother’s Day is coming. This would make an ideal gift and arrives in a little gold box.

You can click the image above to see it even larger. Just to give you an idea of the actual size of this painting, here’s an image that approximates the size, depending on your monitor and resolution. You can appreciate how teeny tiny it really is, and how much detail goes into these wee gems:

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The painting will be sent with hanging hardware and gold thread as shown below, plus the gold tack to hang it from. It will arrive in a gold foil gift box with cotton batting and a gold ribbon, to complete the perfect gift for any art lover. If you prefer, a pin back can be affixed in place of the hanging hardware. Just email me if you want me to make that change. (Image below is just to show the way the painting is shipped; you’ll receive the painting above.)

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These micro paintings make a great collection when hung as a group!

Click to enlarge:

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
1.5×1.25″ unframed (2×1.75″ framed), Acrylic on 100% archival rag bristol

I had a wonderful time with one of my favorite Henri Matisse works for this Micro Master series painting, Large Interior in Red. The image above is an enlarged version of my rendition, with the quarter for size reference. Brighten your day with this tiny gem of a masterpiece. Collect them for a mini gallery of the Masters, or give them as gifts. They come in a gold foil gift box, with hanging hardware and topped with a gold bow as shown in this post of a Monet painting.

Just so you have an idea of how teeny tiny this painting really is, here’s an image of it about actual size, depending on your monitor and resolution:

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An Overcast Day in the Italian Gardens

Posted by Jamie on April 14th, 2007

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4×6″, Casein on illustration board, unframed

This gorgeous statue stands before a reflecting pond in the Italian Gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion property in Hyde Park, New York, surrounded by the garden’s exquisite brickwork. It’s one of my favorite places to paint. Even on an overcast day, I think you can see why!

Jamie’s Jewels—Monet’s Poppy Field at Argenteuil

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2007

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Acrylic on archival 100% rag bristol (paper), 1.25×1.5″, framed to 1.75×2″

Here’s another of “Jamie’s Jewels” in my Micro Masters series. This little gem has powerful visual impact. It is my rendition of Monet’s famous painting Poppy Field at Argenteuil.The image above is an enlargement, which framed measures only 2 inches across! Collect them and have your very own mini gallery, or give the perfect gift to an art lover.

To give you an idea of the actual size of this little gem, this is about the size, depending on your monitor and screen resolution:

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The painting will be sent as shown above (without the quarter, which is just for size reference), in a beautiful gold foil gift box, with hanging hardware and gold thread, plus a brass tack from which to hang your painting.

Jamie’s Jewels—Alfred Sisley’s Road to Louveciennes

Posted by Jamie on April 10th, 2007

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
1.25×1.5″ painting, 1.75×2″ with frame, acrylic on 100% rag archival bristol, framed

Here’s another gorgeous micro reproduction painting. I was looking through a book of Impressionist painters and came across this painting by Alfred Sisley. I fell in love with the brushwork and colors in this gorgeous impressionist landscape painting. The image above shows the painting about actual size. Below is an enlargement of it. The quarter is for size reference purposes. (Click for further enlargement) They also look wonderful displayed as a group collection.

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The painting will be sent with hanging hardware and gold thread as shown below, plus the gold tack to hang it from. It will arrive in a gold foil gift box with cotton batting and a gold ribbon, to complete the perfect gift for any art lover. If you prefer, a pin back can be affixed in place of the hanging hardware. Just email me if you want me to make that change.
Click to enlarge:

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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was the only English member of the original Impressionist group. He died without receiving the recognition he deserved, overcome by cancer and in poverty. He is best known for his landscapes of the countryside around Paris, and studied in the Gleyre studio beside Renoir and Monet.

Sunset Flight

Posted by Jamie on April 8th, 2007

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
7×5″, colored pencil on 10×8″ sienna-colored board, unframed

This is an older piece of mine which I’ve never put up for sale before because I couldn’t bear to part with it. It still won’t be easy to let this one go. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get the photo to fully capture the richness of the deep reds, or the saturation of the yellow sun. Suffice it to say that dramatic as it may look here in its digital representation, it is more beautiful in real life. This piece is ready to pop into any standard 8×10 frame.

Gerberas on the Porch

Posted by Jamie on April 6th, 2007


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7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard

Red Barge on a Misty Morning on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on April 4th, 2007

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
12×16, oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
This is one of my favorite views of the Hudson River. The red barge went by at just the right moment! The glare on the left side is in the photo only; it is not in the actual painting.