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Archive for October, 2007

Twin Towers at Bannerman Island

Posted by Jamie on October 31st, 2007

2×2.75″, acrylic on gallery wrapped, stretched canvas. Easel and gift box with gold bow included. (Quarter in photo is for size reference only.)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is the perfect holiday gift item for Hudson River School lovers and admirers of the Hudson Valley. Steeped in history and mystery, Bannerman Island and its structures, situated in the middle of the Hudson River within the Hudson Highlands, are always interesting subjects!

This painting will be available exclusively through the Bannerman Island Gallery. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this painting go to the upkeep and restoration of Bannerman Island Castle, structures, and grounds.
Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main Street
Beacon, NY
For gallery hours, sales and information, contact gallery owner Neil Caplan at 845-234-3204, or email Neil at NeilCaplan@aol.com.

Hickory Nuts and a Gerbera

Posted by Jamie on October 30th, 2007

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8×10″, watercolor sketch in my bound sketchbook

I am still determined to finish off this sketchbook before the end of 2007!

Nestling—Two fall gourds snuggle on a bed of carrot tops

Posted by Jamie on October 28th, 2007

7×5″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
$115.00 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.

Gourds have so much personality, don’t you agree? I have a great time personifying them in paintings. These two snugglers are the result of a trip to the local farmer’s market.

Constitution Marsh on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on October 26th, 2007

6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I was supposed to hike into Constitution Marsh with a friend to paint yesterday, but it was raining. Fortunately, I had photos from a previous fall visit there, so I pulled this one up on the screen and painted from the image on my monitor. It’s not the same, but it was the closest I could get to being there!

Sketches with pen and ink

Posted by Jamie on October 25th, 2007

I try to make the most of the time I have to spend waiting for my daughter here and there. One of my favorite ways to utilize that time is to sketch. This is 8×10, done across a two-page spread in my sketchbook with Pitt pens. Trying to capture the different foliage textures and the distances (not to mention the architecture!) is great practice.

I rarely let myself sketch in pencil, even with complex subjects. There’s something about the unforgiving quality of ink that is very appealing to me. You need to really think your important lines through in advance, and make a commitment before setting pen to paper. I find I make much more of an effort to get it right on the first try when I know there’s no going back!

This one is 8×5″, on a single page in the book. It is the side of the Howland Center in Beacon, NY. It seems nothing opens in Beacon until noon, so whenever I get there early, I have some time to sketch or paint.

Paintings on the Wall

Posted by Jamie on October 25th, 2007

A happy customer sent me a photo of my paintings on the wall. I love the way they’re arranged. Thank you so much for the image!

Blazing Marsh and the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 24th, 2007

6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard, framed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
This painting will be available at the Riverwinds Gallery starting November 10.

This is another plein air Hudson River painting from the Boscobel overview. I can’t get enough of this location in fall!

Pitt Pen Play en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 23rd, 2007

Pitt Pens, 8×10″ in my sketchbook

I bought a set of warm and cool grey Pitt pens a couple of weeks ago and finally had a chance to test drive them in my sketchbook. They were lots of fun to draw with, but the barrel values really don’t match the ink, which makes it a challenge to select the right pen! This is in my bound sketchbook, so is not for sale.

Constitution Marsh in Fall en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 22nd, 2007

6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
$150.00 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.

I spent a beautiful, warm fall day today at Boscobel, overlooking Constitution Marsh on the Hudson River. This could be the last of the warm fall days! The colors were spectacular.

Tree in the Water at Teatown Lake en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 21st, 2007

12×16″, oil on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting was done on location at Teatown Lake in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Fall Morning on the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2007

10×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Multimedia Artboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was painted high on a hilltop above the Hudson River, behind the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park. I was really hoping to paint down by the river, but when I arrived at the location, I learned that the road has been closed all season for repairs. Although that was a huge disappoinment, I found this beautiful spot behind the mansion from which to paint the little red boathouse that I love to put into my paintings from Hyde Park. Pretty soon, all that beautiful fall foliage will be gone!

Wee Bay View en plein air from Bannerman’s Island

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2007

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico hot press 100% rag watercolor paper
$100.00 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.

This was painted on location at Bannerman’s Island along the shorline by the Wee Bay. Zack, who works on maintaining the grounds there, told me he’d just cut down brush in this area, and it might make for a great painting location. He was right! The skies had cleared a bit by then, so I even had some sunshine at last.

Red Gerbera Daisy in a Glass Vase

Posted by Jamie on October 18th, 2007

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5.5×8.5″, acrylic on sketchbook paper

After a full day of plein air painting yesterday, I came home and just couldn’t resist this red daisy. It was in a bouquet on my kitchen counter, and I’ve been dying to paint it all week. I snipped the stem, put it in this round vase, and pulled out my Golden Fluid Acrylics. I didn’t do any drawing—just went right in with paint. It was so much fun to explore that rich red color and the glass. I’m glad that tired as I was, I didn’t miss the opportunity for this painting.

Since this one is in my sketchbook, I can’t remove it to sell. However, I’d love to do another, so if you’d like to purchase one, just let me know!

Little Red Tug en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 17th, 2007

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Acrylic on Fabriano Artistico hot press 100% rag watercolor paper
Double matted ivory/gold to 8×10″ and framed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Available exclusively through:
Bannerman Island Gallery
150 Main Street
Beacon, NY
For gallery hours, sales and information, contact gallery owner Neil Caplan at 845-234-3204, or email Neil at NeilCaplan@aol.com.

Here is another plein air painting from the wonderful Bannerman Island. This is the view downriver from the castle residence ruins at the peak of the island. It is quite a striking Hudson River view from up there! The skies were threatening and overcast, but it didn’t rain. When the little tug boat and huge barge went by, I snatched the opportunity and painted them in. They are so tiny next to the enormous mountains!

Here’s a photo of my setup on top of the castle ruins, before I started painting. I love using my little, featherweight pochade box for these small works. It’s about the only way to get around the island and paint.

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A portion of the sale of this painting goes to Bannerman Castle Trust, which maintains the island and its structures, and undertakes renovation projects there. They also conduct guided tours to the island by boat, which can be booked through the gallery. Public access is not otherwise permitted because the structures are too dangerous.

Margaret Tower at Bannerman Island on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on October 16th, 2007

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Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico hot press 100% rag watercolor paper
Double matted and custom framed to 8×10″
$240.00 plus $25 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.

There has been a lot of interest in my acrylics on watercolor paper, so Bannerman Castle Trust took me out to Bannerman’s Island by boat to paint more for the gallery! It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. *big grin* I always have the time of my life when I go out there to paint, and this time was no exception!

To give you an idea of how tough it can be to get around parts of the island, here’s a picture of where I was when I painted this painting. I had to lug my equipment up the slope, and then down this side, then back up again. I initially set my chair where you see it here, but then moved it down to where I took this picture from, for the better vantage point closer to the water.

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Egg and Glass Globs

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2007

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8×10″, oil on canvas board
$250.00 plus $15 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.

River View at the Riverview en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 14th, 2007

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is my painting from yesterday’s Artists on Location event in Garrison, New York. It’s a terrible photo; the sky is really not cyan, and the water is more muted in the actual painting. I had to take the photo in my car before I delivered the painting. That threw the colors all out of whack. The painting sold at the auction, so I won’t have a chance to get a better photo.

It was freezing cold yesterday morning, so I parked my car at the Riverview Restaurant’s lot in Cold Spring and painted from the passenger seat, using my little pochade painting box! They have a fabulous view of the Hudson River and Storm King Mountain. Unfortunately, there is a sewage treatment plant next door, but whipping out my Creative License, I turned that back into the nice grassy field that it used to be. I left in the train tracks, which run up along the Hudson to Poughkeepsie.

Here’s a pic of the framed painting, as it was delivered to the gallery (photo color still off). You can click on this one to see a larger image. Can you find the sailboat in the painting?

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Cold Spring on a Hot Day en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 12th, 2007

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12×24″, Oils on canvas
$750.00 plus $30 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 en plein air in Cold Spring, New York.

Through the Trees at the North Salem Open Land Foundation

Posted by Jamie on October 11th, 2007

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6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
$150.00 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.

This was painted from a photo I took at the Open Land Foundation in North Salem a week or so ago. It’s been rainy all week, so I had to resort to a photo to paint this landscape. I was drawn to the bright green field through the shadowed trees, with light falling on the path in the early morning.

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I love to play in my sketchbook. I’ve had so many shows lately that the pressure has been on to turn out finished pieces, but sometimes I think this is how I like to spend my time the most. It enables me to test drive ideas, relax, and enjoy the “doing” of art.

The pears in the shallow bowl are ink sketches, with acrylic washes laid over while the ink was too wet. I get impatient. Below the pears are my new bottle of Sennelier Walnut Ink, and a little inkwell I got in the gift shop at Sturbridge Village. It’s made there in the pottery shop, and it works really well!

The apple and pear on the facing page are from the Brewster Farmer’s Market. They are painted in Golden Fluid Acrylics, with no preliminary drawing; I just went in straight with paint—always my favorite painting method! For the pear, I experimented with the Irridescent Gold Deep, using it to mix my greens, and with ochre. The shimmer is quite subtle when combined with the other colors. When the light hits it just so, you see the sparkling irridescence. I think I like it!

I’m looking forward to the transition to studio painting for the winter. I’ve been rounding up ideas for still life paintings, some larger landscapes from photos, and doing more in my sketchbook on a regular basis. I’ve got a new sketchbook waiting for me. I’d like to start it in January with the new year, so that should give me some incentive to get through the rest of my current sketchbook before 2007 draws to a close!

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8×10″, Oil on linen
$265.00 plus $15 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 en plein air overlooking the Hudson River from the Benmarl Vinyard in Marlboro, New York. I was there with several other painters. Everybody was painting the river or the orchard, but I was drawn to these two chairs facing the river. They looked like they were enjoying the view, in the shady spot under the ornamental tree with the cascading branches.

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5×7″, Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I had such a wonderful time when I was down at the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye a couple of weeks ago. The weather was perfect, and there were gorgeous views and scenes to paint everywhere I looked. Fortunately, I took a lot of photos while I was there, because I couldn’t possibly paint every view I saw that day on location. I put one up on my computer monitor to paint this scene.

Raspberries in a Glass

Posted by Jamie on October 7th, 2007

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5×7″, Oils on Canvas covered hardboard, unframed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

It’s raspberry season in the garden! I picked this sprig with a single ripe berry and set it in a glass to paint in my studio.

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8×6″, Acrylic on sealed, primed hardboard
$150.00 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.

Many thanks to everybody who came out to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation today for our second show reception and to see us paint! The building with the gallery where our show is has a nice view of the little “toll booth” on the preserve where the parking fees are collected. The trees beyond were at peak fall performance, and the fields were ablaze with pink grasses. It provided the perfect fall subject to paint while chatting with visitors to the show.

Fall Landscape in Miniature en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2007

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2×2″, Acrylic on stretched canvas
$85.00 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.

I am finally getting a little tired of overcast mornings. I decided to do this one very small, and sat in front of one of my favorite fall trees to paint. The quarter is there for size reference; the painting is just 2″ square! I love the way the tree twists and bends. These tiny stretched canvases are just too cute.

The edges of the canvas are painted gold. The painting comes in a gold gift box with a gold bow, and the easel is included. Do your holiday shopping early.

Two receptions tomorrow! Come join us….

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2007

Suhua Wood and I will be painting outside the WPA Gallery at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation tomorrow (Saturday 10/6) from 1-4pm, where our show “Plein Air Plus” is continuing through October 21st! Please stop by for some munchies, to see our works in progress, and to view the show!

From 4:30-6pm tomorrow (10/6), I’ll be at the Opening Reception of the Fine Arts Show, held at Tilly Foster Farm. The show is in the Putnam Arts Council Building #8. My large painting, The Wall Shelf, was accepted into the show. It’s one of my personal favorites, and I hope some of you can come see it in person. The show runs for a month. There’s a link to Putnam Arts Council on the right side of this website page. You can click it to see their hours, location, and contact information.

Grape Vines and Cattails en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 4th, 2007

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
$125.00 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.

Once the clouds broke this morning, the light and colors by the lake were gorgeous. I’m glad I decided to stay home and paint here!

Where are the grape vines, you’re wondering? That little green tree is totally engulfed in the vines! Although I know it’s bad for the tree, I love the way they droop over the branches so gracefully.

Breaking Clouds Over Peach Lake en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 3rd, 2007

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9×12, acrylic on Arches hot press 140# rag watercolor paper
$295.00 plus $15 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.


The dramatic skies over the lake here led me to stay home to paint this. I was thinking about how John Constable did hundreds of sky studies. It’s not often that we get these gorgeous cloud formations, so I wanted to take full advantage of the opportunity to try and capture them in paint.

Silky Soft Sunrise en plein air

Posted by Jamie on October 2nd, 2007

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico 100% rag watercolor paper, beautifully double matted to 8×10″ in ivory/gold
$115.00 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.

When I looked out the window yesterday morning and saw this gorgeous sky materializing at 6:30am or so, I immediately grabbed my paintbox and ran outside to the lakeshore. I got there just in time; sunrise colors don’t stick around for long.

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12×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
$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 morning I painted at the Open Land Foundation on Baxter Road in North Salem, New York. I met lots of friendly folks with their dogs, and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous fall weather and serene location. I walked all over trying to select a scene; it seemed like there was a paintable vista everywhere I looked. I finally chose this location near the road, drawn by the overlook to the pond and the strong color of the goldenrod.