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Archive for February, 2008

Majestic Morning No. 4—Swans Conversing

Posted by Jamie on February 25th, 2008

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on clear sized linen
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The three swans out on the ice during that spectacular morning sunrise put on quite a display, with their strong ultramarine coloring flashing against the reflected orange colors.

Majestic Morning No. 2—Foreground Grasses at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 23rd, 2008

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12×16″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is the second painting of the Majestic Morning series, which will be a set of paintings from photo references taken during an amazing sunrise here at the lake a couple of weeks ago.

Red Berries and a Silver Guitar

Posted by Jamie on February 19th, 2008

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7 x 5″, double matted to 10×8″, Gouache on Fabriano Artistico 100% rag paper, matted and unframed
This painting is in a beautiful double mat (shown below), ready to hang in any standard 8×10 picture frame.

This is a painting filled with things that are so special to me. The little silver guitar was given to me by a wonderful student of mine. The red berries are from a bouquet that my husband gave me for Valentine’s Day. The beautiful red pot was made by a local potter Marilyn Price. I got it at the RiverWinds Gallery while out gallery-hopping with friends. As soon as I saw it there on display, I knew I had to paint it!

Sumi-e Chinese brush paintings

Posted by Jamie on February 18th, 2008

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I was in the mood for something different and experimental today, so I pulled out my Sumi brushes and a video that arrived via Netflix on Chinese Brush Painting, and popped it into my computer while I painted. Although humbling, it was actually kind of fun.

Here are two of the many. Both of these are about 14″ square. I painted them on a big roll of white butcher paper that I use for sketching.

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Majestic Morning No. 3—Path to the Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 16th, 2008

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About 5.5×7.5″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300 lb cold pressed, primed rag paper
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This is third in the series of the morning with the amazing sunrise here by the lake.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue
Titanium White

John—one-sitting figure sketch in oils

Posted by Jamie on February 14th, 2008

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24×18″, oils on canvas
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We had our wonderful model, John, for one more session. I pulled out a 24×18″ piece of canvas and did the painting in one fell swoop. It was about an hour and a half of painting time. I love painting this way—trying to catch the essence of a pose, and seeing how refined I can get it, in a single sitting. It makes me think of plein air painting, where the moving light sets the clock constantly ticking, and you need to be able to say what it is you want to say without fuss and deliberation.

Kerri, oil sketch from life

Posted by Jamie on February 11th, 2008

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About 18×12″, oils on unstretched canvas
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Kerri was back modeling for us again today. I was going to do a bunch of quick oil sketches of her, but I really liked the way this was coming along, so I decided to stick with it for the full session.

Sunset Sail from Bar Harbor, Maine

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2008

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2.75×2″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on stretched canvas
Painting will be shipped with easel as shown (Nickel is for size reference only)
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I saw these tiny stretched canvases in an art supply store. They were just too cute to resist! I painted this sailboat and sunset from a photo I took when I was up in Bar Harbor, Maine. The painting will be shipped to you in a gold gift box, and with the mini easel. The nickel is there for size reference so you can see how tiny it is! This would make a perfect gift for your favorite sailor, or anybody who loves Bar Harbor and Maine as much as I do!

Here’s another image of it from the sides, so you can see the depth of the stretchers. I painted the sides with black acrylic. It looks really sharp!

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Portrait of John in pastel

Posted by Jamie on February 7th, 2008

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12×9″, soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
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This was painted in two sittings from life. I may make some minor adjustments next week, but it is basically finished. I had a wonderful time playing with the warm and cool colors. There was a warm floodlight on, but also cool blue light from outside streaming in through the windows. The combination of light types made for some interesting challenges and color combinations.

Michelle life sketch 24×18″—50 minute pose

Posted by Jamie on February 6th, 2008

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24×18″, Oils on unstretched canvas

This is a fairly large oil sketch on canvas, painted from life this morning. It can be shipped when dry, rolled in a mailing tube. Nudes are wonderful paintings for bedrooms and private sitting rooms, and convey a feeling of intimacy.

I really enjoyed working this size today in the life drawing studio. I cut a bunch of canvas pieces this size from a large roll I have, and I think I’ll stick with these larger ones for awhile. When I draw with charcoal in open studio, I usually go 24×36″, so although lately I’ve been painting figures a lot smaller, the 18×24″ size didn’t feel overwhelming.

The longest poses in these Wednesday sessions are 50 minutes, so the real challenge is to try to capture something special in that period of time. Everybody usually draws rather than paints because the time is so short. A couple of my oil sketches this morning bit the dust, so to speak, but I really like the way this one turned out. If I can come back from a session of short poses with just one thing I like, I consider it a success!

Speed Painting Figures in Oils

Posted by Jamie on February 4th, 2008

Yesterday, portrait artist extraordinaire Alan Reingold showed me how he teaches his Parsons students to speed paint figures in oils in 20 minutes from life. It was way fun! Each of these is a 20 minute pose, in order from the first of the afternoon to the last. I painted a couple and then moved my spot. The model kept the same pose.

The paintings are 12×16″ each, though I’ll be moving up to 16×20″ as soon as I cut some canvas! They are on unstretched canvas.

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Here’s a look at the palette I used when all was said and done. I premixed a few colors to start, and adjusted with the colors on my palette as needed.
Colors:
Naples Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Red
Oxide of Chromium
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna (Transparent Red Oxide)
Titanium White

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Hands on Red painted from life

Posted by Jamie on February 3rd, 2008

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12×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas
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Normally in life drawing and painting, artists avoid the hands. They are so complex, and difficult to render in a short time. I think everybody was glad that Jean took this pose with her hands behind her back! They were all on the other side of her. I finished my painting from the front last week, so this morning I went behind her to take on the enemy directly in my own, personal challenge. It was a three hour pose with breaks, and of course the hands changed a bit each time, making a tough subject even harder.

Pink Grasses and Goldenrod en plein air

Posted by Jamie on February 2nd, 2008

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12×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This was painted from the front porch of my friend Cathy’s house. She has a fabulous view of the distant hills, and the foreground tree was lit up against the dark hillside. The tops of the grasses and goldenrod on the field were illuminated by the strong morning light, and popped against the deep shadows.

I did some sketching today and haven’t had a chance to photograph any of them, so I’m bumping up this painting for those who haven’t seen it yet. It’s one of my favorites from the fall.

Dear Email Subsribers to My Website….

Posted by Jamie on February 1st, 2008

I have a new subscription option for my site that is working much better. It will deliver my posts, with the images, directly to your email! I tested it out last night and it works great. When you get a chance, please subscribe by entering your email address in the new box on the left, clicking to subscribe, and then following the instructions. Once you’ve confirmed that subscription, I will delete your name from your current subscription so that you won’t have to be receiving both of them. I think you will all enjoy receiving the actual painting image via email, rather than just notification of a new post.