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Archive for August, 2007

Lazy Morning at Lake George en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 30th, 2007

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5×7, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico rag watercolor paper, unframed
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I just got in from a couple of days at Lake George, New York. What a beautiful place to relax and paint. I usually don’t get to paint much during family trips, but one morning when we were all at the beach, I pulled out my little pochade box and did this 5×7 under the shade of a nice, big beach umbrella.

Here’s a photo of my painting setup at the beach (You can click to enlarge this image):

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Here’s what the scene looked like before I started, from the vantage point of my comfy beach chair. That dot up in the sky is actually somebody parasailing! If you click the image to enlarge it, you can just make out the parachute:

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I did get some great photos to work from one night when we went on a sunset cruise. We also drove up Prospect Mountain, which has 100 mile views, and took some pictures up there. So, there should be more Lake George paintings coming along in the near future. Stay tuned!

Chapped Lips?

Posted by Jamie on August 28th, 2007

4 x 6″, Oils on primed hardboard, unframed
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I don’t think any explanation is needed for this one!

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18×24″, Oils on stretched canvas, unframed
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This is another plein air painting from Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. It was done over a period of several days’ painting on location, and a little studio time as well. This scene was painted from the same location as “Brenda’s House”, facing a different direction. I love that spot!

Hot Afternoon on Pell Hill

Posted by Jamie on August 25th, 2007

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12×16, oils on stretched canvas, unframed
$395.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This painting was done mostly en plein air (on location) at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, and just needed a little time in the studio to finish it off. I pulled it out today to put on the final touches. Now it’s ready for a new home!

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico rag watercolor paper
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The Garden Club has been very busy dressing up the island with gorgeous annuals and perennials. This flower and vegetable garden below the residence castle has an exquisite view downriver. I painted it on location the other day in a vertical format, but I like this horizontal a lot better compositionally.

Approaching Bannerman’s Island in the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on August 19th, 2007

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico (100% rag watercolor paper)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I’m starting to work from the photos I took at Bannerman’s Island on Friday. This was the very beginning of the excursion, as the boat circled the island before approaching the north shore. It’s a beautiful morning view as the light strikes the structures, and the still water made for vivid reflections. Someday I’d like to do a large painting of this scene. The large structure is the Bannerman Armory. The small structure on the right is one of the towers in the water, which was to be part of a large entrance bay to the island.

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10×8″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
Not currently available as this is my color reference for other paintings from the island, but paintings of this scene in any size/medium may be requested (Email me at link at top of this page)

This is a second oil sketch that I did on location on Bannerman Island in the Hudson River yesterday. It was a real challenge with time consraints on such a complex subject. This is the remains of the castle residence at the peak of the island.

I tried to walk around the island as much as possible during the time I was there, both to take photos to work from and to do some paintings/sketches on location. I’m pleased with this one in many ways, and look forward to doing some more from this area of the island with this color reference and my photos. I may or may not go back into this painting and bring it to a more finished state.

Bannerman Island Armory en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 17th, 2007

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8×10″, oils on canvas covered hardboard

Bannerman’s Island and the castle-like structures there are amazing sites in the middle of the Hudson River. They are a plein air painter’s dream. The island is currently owned by New York State, and access is prohibited except by special arrangement. A huge series of explosions on the island nearly leveled the buildings. The remains are barely standing and very dangerous—hence the need to limit access to the public. Today, Bannerman Castle Trust took me to the island for a day of plein air painting. I have a show at the Bannerman Island Gallery in October and will be selling some paintings of scenes on the island.

This is one of the oil sketches I did there today. It is the armory where Francis Bannerman kept his stash of munitions. I painted it sitting on the dock before it was time to leave. (It still needs a few tweaks to finish it up; I had to pack up to leave when the boat was ready to go!)

I’ll be keeping this one for awhile as a color reference so that I can do many more paintings from the photos I’ve taken and this plein air piece. Those will be for sale and I’ll post them as I do them. If you’d like a painting of this scene, please email me and let me know what size you’d like, and what medium you want it painted in.

Tomorrow and Sunday I’ll be posting other paintings that I did out on the island today, so stay tuned!

Chickens on the Move en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 16th, 2007

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5×7″, Gouache on watercolor paper
$100.00 plus $6 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This was painted on location at the Stone Barns (Rockefeller property). These cute chicken coops on wheels are moved around the fields on the property.

Hudson River Morning en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 15th, 2007

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8×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
Custom framed in a gold plein air style wood frame
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This painting was done on location at Boscobel Restoration. It is the famous overview of Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River. I set up my easel in the cool shade under a big tree along the bluff. I think I’ve painted from this spot in nearly every season and every size. It occurred to me that I hadn’t done an 8×16″ summer view of the scene, so here it is for the very first time!

Sunrise Over the Far Shore en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 14th, 2007

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5×7″, framed, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I was up and out before dawn again today, setting up to paint by the lakeshore. I’m really enjoying these early mornings of spectacular light and calm atmosphere. I was set up right on the path leading down to the water, taking in the sights and sounds of dawn.

Welcome to all the USA Today Readers!

Posted by Jamie on August 12th, 2007

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Sunset Toward Ryder Farm en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 11th, 2007

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5×7″, oils on primed hardboard
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Fresh From the Farmer’s Market

Posted by Jamie on August 10th, 2007

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6×6″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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I went to the Brewster Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and bought a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers and some early Macintosh apples. I picked out a few flowers tonight to put in this tiny vase, which I’ve always wanted to paint, but somehow hasn’t yet made it into a painting. I set up the still life in my studio and painted it from life. Now I’ll get to eat the apple and enjoy the flowers for the next few days. My palette for this painting was Ultramarine blue, Hansa yellow, Alizarin Crimson hue, Yellow ochre, Titanium white.

I just got back from my trip to Golden Artist Colors headquarters earlier today. What a wonderful experience it was to go there! I picked the brains of some of the very knowledgeable staff members regarding sealing supports and isolation coats before varnishing. I always seal my boards with GAC100; they verified that they feel that is the best sealer for the job. They recommend Soft Gloss Gel mixed with water in about a 2:1 ratio for the isolation coat, so I’m going to get some of that asap. In the meantime, I am busy enjoying acrylics again!

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5×7″, Golden Acrylics on 100% rag Fabriano paper
$50.00 plus $5 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

I painted this acrylic sketch last night in anticipation of my exciting trip to Golden Artist Colors today. I’ve been invited to their headquarters in New Berlin, New York. Painting Golden Acrylics using Golden Acrylics seemed to be the perfect still life setup for the occasion. I’ll post all about it when I return tomorrow.

From a Shady Spot en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 8th, 2007

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6×8″, oils on sealed, primed hardboard
$135.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

It was brutally hot today. I wanted to paint the Rockefeller Stone Barns, but couldn’t find a shady vantage point. I wandered around until I found a shady spot with picnic tables. There was a lovely view of this stunning oak tree beside a path and field, so I was able to enjoy some much-needed shade while painting.

Salmon Sunset

Posted by Jamie on August 7th, 2007


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

This was painted from a photo of a friend’s boat at sunset.

Acadia Afternoon

Posted by Jamie on August 6th, 2007

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5×7″ matted to 8×10″, gouache
$95.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

It’s overcast and threatening to rain today, so I went through my Acadia National Park photos and selected this scene for today’s painting rather than venturing out to paint en plein air. It brought back wonderful memories of being up in Maine, wandering along the trails by the ocean.

This is gouache (opague watercolor) painted on 100% rag, archival Fabriano paper. It is matted in an ivory mat with a blue liner that shows off the blues in the painting and complements any decor. It’s all ready to pop into any standard 8×10 inch frame.

The Lodge on a Summer Afternoon en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 4th, 2007

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8×10, oils on linen
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It was way too hot to be standing out in the sun doing this painting on location! My EasyL painting umbrella saved the day, though I was still pretty cooked by the time I was done. The late afternoon light against the side of the red building at Tilly Foster Farm made it glow red-orange.

This building is the current home of the Putnam Arts Council. They are renting the space from Putnam County while their old headquarters is being rebuilt following the terrible fire this past winter. The rolling fields, barns and pastures of Tilly Foster Farm are a perfect setting for artists!

The End of Michigan Road en plein air

Posted by Jamie on August 3rd, 2007

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16×12″, oils on canvas covered hardboard, custom framed
$440.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

I painted this yesterday morning at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, New York. It was a beautiful, clear summer morning before the heat struck, and the tree and path were lit up like Christmas bulbs.