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Archive for June, 2008

Painting by the Trout Stream

Posted by Jamie on June 30th, 2008

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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.

On Thursday we had a very special plein air event take place. Seth Golden, from Golden Artist Colors came down from their headquarters in New Berlin, New York with the full color line of the brand new Golden OPEN Acrylics. Members and guests of Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters (our local chapter of New York Plein Air Painters) were able to try this product for the first time. I’ve been using it since last August, so I was thrilled to be able to have so many of my peers give it a test drive. I helped fill palettes and answer questions for much of the day, but I did get to paint this small one along the trout stream when things settled down in the afternoon. Many, many thanks to Seth and Golden Artist Colors for this fabulous opportunity.

I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Rick Rogers and Beth Herr, Preserve Managers at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. They allowed us to reserve the Kimberly Bridge Picnic Area for this event, along the trout stream in the preserve. It was a perfect setting, with plenty of subject matter to keep our plein air crew happy, and tables for all the gear!

Hudson River School Sunset

Posted by Jamie on June 29th, 2008

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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.

The other day, I stayed at Olana until sunset to paint the Hudson River overview from the top of the hill. The river has a very distinctive shape from here. You can always spot a painting of the Hudson done from Frederic Church’s home.

Barn Overlooking the Valley

Posted by Jamie on June 27th, 2008

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12×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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This was painted on location in the heart of the Hudson River School, at Frederic Church’s Olana estate in Hudson, NY. You can feel his presence on the property and all that inspired his work. There is a complex of red barns with views over the valley and out to the Berkshire Mountains. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect morning to paint there.

Olana Afternoon

Posted by Jamie on June 26th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300lb rag watercolor paper
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I’ve been so busy out painting on location that I haven’t even had time to take photos of the paintings! This one was painted in Hudson, NY at Olana, home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. This overview of the Catskill Mountains is up by the top of the hill near the residence. There were wildflowers in bloom all over the fields, and the day was picture-perfect.

Poet’s Path—Hudson River Valley landscape painting

Posted by Jamie on June 24th, 2008

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

This is another painting from Poet’s Walk, near Rhinebeck, NY. This beautiful path winds through fields and trees on its way to the Hudson River. Many people go there with binoculars, to enjoy the varied bird life along the way.

Hudson River and the Catskills

Posted by Jamie on June 23rd, 2008

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

A month or so ago, I went to Poet’s Walk along the Hudson River near Rhinebeck. I did a couple of watercolor sketches and took some photos as reference images. It was raining out today, so I pulled out one of those photos and painted this little color study. You have to hike about a mile along the dirt path to arrive at the Hudson River with this magnificent view of the Catskills.

Green and Orange—Vase of Flowers

Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2008

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Approximately 6×8″
Oils on canvas
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I bought this beautiful, tiny vase made by Marilyn Price at the Riverwinds Gallery. She makes vases in the most wonderful shapes, and also makes most of her own glazes. The flowers are from my hubby, and they went so perfectly with the green vase that I just had to pluck a few out of the bouquet and paint them.

Full Moon Over Lake George

Posted by Jamie on June 15th, 2008

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Double matted as shown to 5×7″ to fit any standard 5×7 frame
Golden OPEN Acrylics on Rag Bristol Board
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When our family went to Lake George last summer, we took a sunset cruise on the lake. Little did we know that we’d not only be treated to a spectacular sunset, but also to a full moon rising above the distant mountains. I painted this one from a photo that I took on the boat.

What to do when you can’t do….

Posted by Jamie on June 14th, 2008

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When I don’t feel well or just don’t have time to do a “real” painting, or sometimes when life seems way too serious, I hop on over to the Wetcanvas Artwork From Life forum to see what’s on the current Scavenger Hunt List. Since I hurt my back, I haven’t been able to get out to paint, so I pulled out my watercolor sketchbook, my new fantastic Lamy Safari fountain pen (with converter cartridge and Noodler’s Black Bulletproof ink loaded), and my little pan set of watercolors. One little sketch was about as long a time as I could remain upright. I managed to get this 7×10″ page done yesterday and the day before in really short spurts, and started another.

This week’s list of items to sketch included:
1: Tape dispenser
2: Scissors
3: Bookend or bookends
4: Lamp post
5: Mailbox
6: Dog collar or animal collar
7: Curly screw-in florescent light bulb (Challenge# 1- a broken one)
8: A lunchbox
9: A beauty aid
10: A place or object associated with a hair salon or barbershop
11: Something that hangs from a tree
12: An outdoor drinking fountain .
13: An object in a storefront window
14: A wheelbarrow (Challenge #2 A wheelbarrow full stuff )
15: A hanging basket
16: Something that requires a key to function and the key
17: A wrench or pliers
18: A bucket, or pail (Challenge #3 a bucket filled with stuff)
19: Clothes on a clothes line.
20: A traffic sign
21: A glove used in a sport or recreational activity
22: Something hanging on a garage wall
23: A bag or box of popcorn
24: A sconce
25: A fire hydrant
26: A garden implement

If any of you artists out there wake up with a strong case of “I Don’t Know What to Paint”, give the Scavenger Hunts a try! It’s a great group of folks who participate, and always fun to share sketches and comments on the forum.

Three Hour Pose in open studio

Posted by Jamie on June 11th, 2008

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18×12″, soft pastels on Wallis
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I haven’t done any pastel work for quite some time, so I decided to bring my large Dakota box of pastels to open studio this week.There’s everything under the sun in that box, all mixed together and sorted by value and color.

This has been a tough week. My poor husband got food poisoning, and I hurt my back yesterday trying to move a cabinet, so my artwork may well be a little sporadic for the next week or so. I miss it already.

Incoming Tide—Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on June 9th, 2008

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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 a work-in-progress image of my second painting from Nyack. I had to move my spot when the tide started coming in and lapping at the feet of my Soltek easel! I took the photo before I changed painting spots, then worked on the painting a little more and signed it. I forgot to take another picture when it was completed, and now it’s sold!

Like the first one, the colors are a bit off due to being photographed outside with all that blue reflected light. Memorial Park in Nyack was a great spot to paint. I’m sure I’ll return there someday to do some more.