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Archive for October, 2008

Red Fields and the Stone Barn at Ward Pound Ridge, Plein Air

Posted by Jamie on October 31st, 2008

5×7″, Oil on canvas covered hardboard
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This old stone barn at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is just loaded with character. It’s a wonderful subject in any season, but of course nothing beats fall!

Schoharie Creek

Posted by Jamie on October 30th, 2008

Click to enlarge:

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16×20″, oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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From this spot nestled in the Catskill Mountains, there are gorgeous views from every angle. I can’t wait to go back in different seasons to experience the changes. This was painted from a photo I took while vacationing there with my husband, though I have painted here en plein air as well.

Watercolor Wednesday — Sunflowers With Spatters and Drips

Posted by Jamie on October 29th, 2008

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11×7.5″, Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 300# CP
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It’s Watercolor Wednesday again. I went out first thing this morning to buy sunflowers. This painting was inspired by Charles Reid, with drips, spatters and sprays. Great fun!

Olana Without Blue No 2

Posted by Jamie on October 28th, 2008

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8×10″, Oils on Raymar linen panel
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Palette: Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Permanent Rose, Ivory Black, Titanium White
Painted on location at Olana in Hudson, New York.

Olana Without Blue No 1

Posted by Jamie on October 27th, 2008

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6×8″, oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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This painting was done en plein air at Olana during the workshop. The palette is just Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Permanent Rose, black and white. It was an interesting exploration of warm and cool color without a blue on the palette.

Poll results are in!

Posted by Jamie on October 26th, 2008

There’s a new poll posted on the right sidebar of my blog ——–>
Results will be posted next Sunday.

I was curious to know who visits my site, so the last poll asked you if you are an art lover/collector, amateur artist, or professional artist. The results were:
Art Lover/Collector: 25%
Amateur Artist: 38%
Professional Artist: 38%

Many thanks to those of you who voted. I’m not surprised by the results, as I also love looking at other artists’ sites! Poll results will remain on the right sidebar, and as more accumulate, I may move them below the gallery listings.

Jamie

Fall at the Greenville Arms

Posted by Jamie on October 22nd, 2008

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8×10″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is the back yard and cottage of the place where I’m staying. Fall foliage is in full swing here, and I’m painting up a storm!

I didn’t have a chance to do a watercolor today, so it looks like Watercolor Wednesdays will have to resume next week.

Threatening Catskill Skies

Posted by Jamie on October 21st, 2008

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8×10″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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At the workshop today, Kenn spoke about hard and soft edges and did a beautiful painting demonstrating the topic. Then it was our turn to try our hand. It was freezing cold outside and raining on and off. Sometimes on those overcast days, the skies can be grey and dreary, but today there was lots of variation and color in the sky as the rains came and went from west to east. I had my painting umbrella, so I fared better than most.

I don’t have my light box setup here to photograph my paintings. The lighter clouds are much warmer in color. I’ll get a better photo once I get home and will then swap the images.

Two Block-ins

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2008

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I’m up in the Catskill Mountains of New York State taking a wonderful week-long workshop with fabulous plein air painter Kenn Backhaus. Today he discussed block-ins. He did a color mixing demo and a painting demo in the morning, and then we did a couple of block-ins in the afternoon. Although these are not meant to be finished paintings, I might finish them up from photos once I get home.

Here’s my other block-in from this afternoon:

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These are both just 8×6″, and were done with my little Guerrilla Painter “thumbox” in oils, on sealed, primed hardboard panels.

Saturday Sketches — Shadowed Side of the Barn

Posted by Jamie on October 18th, 2008

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6×8″, Sepia ink pen and watercolors

My daughter and her friend had a photography class today, so while they were in class I pulled out my sketchbook in a shady spot and did a “Saturday Sketch” at Tilly Foster Farm. I struggle with architecture, so it’s always a great challenge for me when I’m out sketching.

Fall Sunlight at Boscobel

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2008

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6×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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This was painted yesterday at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York, when the sun finally emerged from the heavy cloud cover as promised. The light shimmered on the Hudson River, and the backlighting on the red tree made it glow like Christmas bulbs.

Watercolor Wednesday—work in progress

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2008

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I know this looks like some kind of strange abstract in its infant stages, but stay tuned! Watercolor Wednesday will continue on Thursday this week, and I’ll post the finished painting tomorrow.

Finished painting can be seen by clicking here.

Fall Morning at Boscobel

Posted by Jamie on October 14th, 2008

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6×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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Although I go to Boscobel several times every year in fall, I never get tired of painting Constitution Marsh as it turns from the greens of summer to the blazing colors of fall. The Hudson River was shimmering brightly this morning despite the clouds, as if the sun somehow sought out the river in spite of the overcast skies. It was another fabulous fall day to be out painting.

My Favorite Tree

Posted by Jamie on October 13th, 2008

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6×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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This is my favorite tree along the lakeshore here. It turns this bright crimson color in fall, and I love the twists and turns of the trunk.

I painted this with my new little pochade box! It is the Guerrilla Painter Thumbox with the palette extension and watercolor palette. I filled the watercolor palette up with oil paints. That palette gets covered with the mixing palette, so the paints stay wet and it’s really fast to set up. Here’s a picture of the new box with a progress image of the painting:

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Sun and Clouds at Olana

Posted by Jamie on October 9th, 2008

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8×10″, oils on Raymar canvas panel
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Painted on location at Olana in Hudson, New York. (Home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church)

Watercolor Wednesday

Posted by Jamie on October 8th, 2008

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Pathway at Olana
7×10″, Watercolor on 300# Saunders Waterford cp
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It’s Watercolor Wednesday again! I still have Hudson River School images of Olana running through my mind, so I pulled out the photos I took while painting there the other day and did this one from my pictures. I worked on Cold Press paper this time.

Palette:
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Viridian
Burnt Sienna

Clearing Skies Over Olana

Posted by Jamie on October 7th, 2008

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6×8″, oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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When the haze lifted, the view of the Hudson River suddenly appeared in the distance!

Overcast at Olana

Posted by Jamie on October 6th, 2008

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6×8″, oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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It was raining pretty heavily at 6:30am and I wondered if I should go up to the beautiful home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church for the day. I finally decided to take the chance, and drove up to Olana.

It was heavily overcast when I got there, but the rain had ended. I set up my easel along this path winding down through the fields, where I enjoyed the serenity, atmospheric light, and fading distances.

Red Barn Off Platte Clove Road No 3

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Canson board
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I love this spot in the Catskills with the little red barns. I’ve been doing a bunch of compositional and color studies to select a composition for a large painting of the scene. This is the third one I’ve done. It was painted mostly on location, and touched up a bit in the studio.

Cold Spring Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2008

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12×24″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This painting was done this morning at sunrise at Cold Spring waterfront park along the Hudson River. It was sooooo cold. Brrrrrr!!!! Storm King mountain was initially shrouded in fluffy pink clouds. It was an awesome sight, but the clouds had risen by the time I was set up to paint.

Van Gogh’s Chair

Posted by Jamie on October 3rd, 2008

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1 3/4×2″ framed, Golden OPEN Acrylics on rag bristol, gold gift boxed
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The Micro Master series of my “Jamie’s Jewels” paintings have been among my most popular sellers. Always a perfect gift item, they are sent out, fully framed, in little gold boxes with gold bows as shown below, complete with hanging hardware attached and a brass tack from which to hang your gem. (Quarter is for size reference only.)

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This painting is a copy of the famous painting, Van Gogh’s Chair. The chair was a symbol of stability in his world of continual crisis. He painted this in December of 1888 through January 1889.

I love doing these tiny copies, as it makes me closely examine paintings that I so admire in terms of their composition, rendering style, and color harmonies.

Sunlight on the Lodge

Posted by Jamie on October 2nd, 2008

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12×12″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This painting was started on dull, dreary, rainy Sunday. It was lifeless and boring, so I went back to Tilly Foster Farm this morning when the sun was shining to “turn on the lights”. I like it much better now as a happy day painting!