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Archive for May, 2008

Pavillion by the Lake

Posted by Jamie on May 30th, 2008

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8×10″, Oils on Raymar oil-primed Belgian linen panel
$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.

It was 70 degrees and sunny this morning, with a very light breeze. You can’t ask for much more than that when out plein air painting! I’ve been driving pretty far to paint lately and couldn’t stand the thought of another long trip, so I stayed within a half hour and went to the Chinese Friendship Pavillion at Lasdon Park in Somers, NY. There were two geese honking away with their little goslings, and a bullfrog serenaded me while I was painting.

I’m probably going to tweak this one a little in the studio and will repost after that’s done.

Around the Bend

Posted by Jamie on May 29th, 2008

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4×6″, gouache on Strathmore cp watercolor paper
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Behind the barns at Muscoot Farm in Somers, NY, there is a beautiful path that winds around the fields. This was painted en plein air along one of those serene paths.

Garrison Castle and the Hudson River en plein air

Posted by Jamie on May 28th, 2008

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5×7″, Gouache on Fabriano Artistico hp watercolor paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I was back up painting at the castle today. Since I did so many paintings of the Hudson River overview from up there last week, I decided to do a smaller view of part of the castle today. You can see the river peeking from below in the background. It was a beautiful day, but very cold up there on top of the world! The castle blocked the wind and I was sitting in the sun, soaking up the warmth.

Path Around the Barn

Posted by Jamie on May 27th, 2008

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5×5″, Gouache on grey Canson board
$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.

The weather forecast for today was awful, with thunderstorms predicted. The sun poked out for a couple of hours, and I quickly grabbed my gear and headed for Muscoot Farm. The deeply shaded back of this barn provided fantastic contrast with the bright greens. I stopped in my tracks and painted this one.

Summer at the Farm en plein air

Posted by Jamie on May 26th, 2008

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12×16″, oils
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Morning is such a beautiful time at Tilly Foster Farm. The light on the side of the horse shed and the distant views in this scene caught my attention. I stopped in my tracks and set up my easel. Every time I think I’ve painted here enough, I see another five scenes to be painted!

Breakneck Ridge from the Castle

Posted by Jamie on May 25th, 2008

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12×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This painting was again done from the castle balcony. Breakneck Ridge was far, far in the distance, but I liked the way this square crop of the scene worked out with the weaving of the Hudson River, and Bannerman Island balancing the composition on the far left. I wished I’d had my binoculars with me while I was painting! The shadows on Breakneck Ridge are so dramatic late in the afternoon. This painting didn’t get finished until almost sunset.

Afternoon from the Castle

Posted by Jamie on May 24th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300lb cp
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This is an afternoon scene painted on location from The Castle in Garrison, overlooking the Hudson River and the sharp curves around West Point. What a location! Breakneck Ridge was occasionally thrown into deep shadow by clouds overhead. I thought it very dramatic! The light is quite different from the morning view that I posted yesterday.

Overlooking the Hudson Highlands

Posted by Jamie on May 23rd, 2008

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12×16″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I went back up to the castle today and finished this one finally! You can see the work in progress and a photo of the scene I was painting on this thread.

Morning at the Trout Stream

Posted by Jamie on May 21st, 2008

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12×16″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I was down at the beautiful trout stream at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation this morning. The sun was behind cloud cover a lot of the time, and I tried to catch the light as it emerged occasionally, dotting the trees and foliage with glimmering greens. There was still some beautiful spring color on this foreground tree.

Here’s a photo of my setup and painting, with the sun behind the clouds.

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When I turned around and faced upstream, there was another gorgeous view! I’ll have to go back soon to catch that one.

Working Atop the Hudson Highlands—Work in Progress

Posted by Jamie on May 20th, 2008

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I was able to get permission to paint at the old Garrison Castle today. I stood out on an upper floor balcony, with a straight shot above West Point, upriver, through the Hudson Highlands and beyond. You can even see Bannerman Island next to Breakneck Ridge from here. The river does a complete, tight “S” curve at this point between West Point and Constitution Island. It must be quite the navigational nightmare for a large ship. It is a staggeringly beautiful view.

It started out as a sunny day, but quickly changed over to cloudy, and then the rain showers moved in. (The photo above, painted toward the end of my session, was clearly after the light had changed!) This is a very complex scene, with layers of hills and mountains extending all the way through the Highlands, to the cliffs of the Shawangunks, and even to the Catskill Mountains beyond the Gunks. Plus, all those buildings at West Point! The shifting weather made a tough scene even harder. I had to pack it in before I could finish. There’s not too much left to do on this; I’ll either finish it from a photo I took, or else try to get permission to return.

Here it is in its current unfinished state. It’s 12×16″, oils on canvas covered hardboard. I’ll post it again when it’s finished.

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Red Maple Overlooking the Pond

Posted by Jamie on May 19th, 2008

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11×14″, oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
$385.00 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.

Painted on location at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, NY

Granny Smith—gouache sketch

Posted by Jamie on May 17th, 2008

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5×7″, Gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
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Today I struggled in every way at every turn. Finally, near the end of this very long day, I set a Granny Smith apple on a red file folder and broke out my new tubes of Winsor Newton Gouache. It’s so nice to finally have the lush, cadmium colors available. Sometimes when life gets too complex, painting something simple and beautiful creates balance.

This was painted with a very limited palette:
Titanium White
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Lemon
Ultramarine Blue

Watercolor Sketch from Poet’s Walk

Posted by Jamie on May 15th, 2008

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4×6″, Watercolor sketch on Canson paper

This is another little watercolor sketch from my Poet’s Walk expedition in Rhinebeck, NY yesterday. There is a beautiful pavillion made with tree trunks and branches at the top of the hill. Even more importantly, there is a bench in a cool shady spot along the path nearby from which to paint it!

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7×9″, Watercolor sketch on Canson paper

Since I had my show opening in Rhinebeck this evening, I spent the day up there at Poet’s Walk in Red Hook. I took a million pictures to have as references for paintings, and did this watercolor sketch of the view of the Catskill Mountains across the Hudson River. I packed very light, bringing just my camera, water, a small watercolor pan set, and my Canson watercolor book tucked into my pack stool. It was a beautiful, tranquil site. I can’t wait to go back! I would love to do a larger acrylic or oil painting of this scene.

Yellow Boat on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 13th, 2008

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Fabriano Artistico rag watercolor paper
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This painting was started en plein air in Cold Spring, New York. There was a lot of construction noise from the site next to this one, so I ended up leaving the location and finished this in the studio from a photo. It was about 80% completed on location. I love this spot in the Hudson Highlands, with the purple mountains looming over the river.

Cherry Blossoms Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on May 12th, 2008


16 x 20″, Oils on Canvas covered hardboard
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This is a painting I did on location in springtime at Boscobel Restoration, enjoying the beautiful cherry blossoms along the path above the Hudson River. The painting is varnished, framed, and ready to hang on your wall!

Glorious Spring Day on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 10th, 2008

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16×20″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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Here are yet more spring flowers and trees from Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, NY. This was painted on location in the garden courtyard.

Across the Palisades on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 9th, 2008

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16×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
$495.00 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 is another Hudson River painting done this week on location at Hastings Waterfront Park. This time, I turned toward the Palisades across the river, with the rocks and trees in the foreground bathed in cool, morning light.

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8×10, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Canson board
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This is another painting done this week from the Boscobel overlook to the Hudson River. The channels wind through Constitution Marsh, and the spring foliage is still sparse enough to clearly see them between the islands of violet-toned grasses. It’s a spectacular view in any season.

The Secret Is Out! New Golden paints revealed….

Posted by Jamie on May 2nd, 2008

Path Through the Open Land Foundation
8×10, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Multimedia Artboard
Please email me if you are interested in this painting.

It’s been sooooo hard for me to keep this under wraps, but the time has finally arrived when I can share the great news! Everybody’s been asking me this year what acrylic paints I’ve been using that look so much like my oils, and I have to hem and haw and politely change the subject……until now. Golden Paints has developed a brand new line of “acrylics” with a very long open time. It is called Golden Open. They’ll be shipping to stores on July 1. The painting above is one of my favorites done with these new paints. You can see my demonstration thread for this painting here.The underpainting was done with Golden Fluid Acrylics, and then the Open paints were used over that.

I’ve been testing these paints for Golden Acrylics since last August, and it’s been such a thrill for me to finally have an acrylic paint that does what I want it to do. The long open time enables me to paint like I would with oils, only better. It is really like a new medium in that it can do some of the things oils can do, some of the things acrylics can do, some of the things gouache can do, and some of the things watercolors can do. After nine months of using this paint, I feel like I’m still just scratching the surface in terms of its possibilities. Almost all of the acrylics that you’ve seen here on my blog since August were done with this paint.

This still life on clear-sealed linen is another one of my favorites done with this paint:
Flowers on Linen, 8×6″

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The paint tacks up as I work just enough to be able to do things that oils cannot. No more acrylic paint drying on your brushes either. When you finally get that mix of colors just right, the paint doesn’t dry out before you get a chance to use it. Edges can be blended and manipulated—no more razor-sharp acrylic edges in your paintngs unless you want them. Yet, it tacks up enough as I work to be able to scumble, glaze, and overpaint. Oils can’t do that! For plein air painting, they can’t be beat. Just a spray of water now and then keeps them totally workable. I can get paintings varnished and out to galleries in less than two weeks. I don’t have to put up with that nasty “sinking in” and flattening of values that oil paints do overnight without my permission! The color remains as beautiful and vibrant as when it was painted. These dry to a matte finish, so do not at all have that plastic look of many acrylics.

I’ve had good success with it in the figure painting studio too. This one from a few weeks ago is one of my favorite figure sketches with the new paint:
Amanda Resting, 8×10″ on Canson board

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I hope any of you artists out there reading this will have the opportunity to try out this new product. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. I’d be happy to answer any questions relating to the working properties of the paints; just enter them as comments on this post. I am so happy to be able to discuss them at last.

Cherry Blossom Day—Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 1st, 2008

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Ampersand Gessoboard
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Today was one of those unexpected “bonus” days. It was supposed to be rainy and cold, but turned out to be warm and sunny! I packed up my gear and headed to Boscobel. I even remembered to bring my camera this time, so I’ve got lots of photo references of the gorgeous blooms to work from when the rain starts.

It’s too bad the blossoms are so short-lived, because I could paint these flowering trees overlooking the river for a couple of months without getting tired of them!