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Archive for September, 2009

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2.5×3.5″, oil on canvas, framed, plus easel/stand included as shown above. (Quarter is for size reference. Sorry about the glare on the glossy, varnished painting!)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.


Mary’s Boat at Sunset

This is a painting of my friend Mary’s boat, out on the lake beside our house at sunset. The clouds were especially spectacular that evening. It is painted on unstretched canvas, with artist grade oil paints, and mounted on rag board to give it a permanent, artist grade, archival support.

Chinese Friendship Pavillion — work in progress

Posted by Jamie on September 29th, 2009

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18×24″, Oils on stretched canvas

This is a work in progress that was started on location today. I’d like to get in at least one more plein air day with it, and a third day in the studio should finish it up.

You can see how much the light and colors changed once that thick cloud layer rolled in!

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$135.00 plus $12 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 morning was overcast and looked like it was going to rain, so I was undecided whether or not to drive all the way over to the Hudson River to paint. In the end, I decided to go and do a cloud painting, and I’m so glad I did! The sky was fabulous, and although the clouds moved and changed quickly, I think I managed to capture the feel of the day.

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6×8″, Oil on canvas covered hardboard
$160.00 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.

I painted with friends last week at an overlook on the west side of the Hudson River. The scene was very dramatic as the filtered sunlight fought through the haze, bursting onto the river in patches of yellow light.

I’ve been painting, painting, painting lately, but haven’t had a chance to get all of these photographed yet. More to come during the week….Stay tuned!

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12×15″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
Framing available upon request at additional price
$500.00 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.

Today I brought my new Beauport easel down to the beaver pond. I tried to send progress images to my Facebook page from the painting location, but it doesn’t look like they arrived there. I’ll have to get help from my daughter the expert! I don’t have my imaging software here, so the photo above is shown without any adjusting of the image.

Below are images I took with my camera phone and attempted to email to Facebook. It’s not the greatest camera, but at least I remembered to take progress images this time! My viewers are always asking for them, and I never remember to take them.

Just as I got this easel set up, it started to sprinkle. The Beauport sets up easier than you’d think. It can hold a really BIG canvas! Look at how small this 12×16 looks on this big easel! LOL

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Fortunately, the sprinkles were short-lived. The sky was looking better and better, though it doesn’t show up in the photo. That’s one of the wonderful things about painting plein air. We see so much better than a camera lens. I started blocking in my darks and then local color.

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I waited to put in the sky because it kept on improving. I was glad I waited, because by the time I decided to put it in, it was much better than it was when I started the painting. I was surprised by how much fall color there was out by the pond. The rest of the property is barely showing hints of fall. Here is the painting nearly finished.

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I am really loving this easel. I used a covered Masterson palette with a pad of 12×16″ palette paper in it. That and a 12×16″ panel carrier fit into a Creativo backpack, along with my paints, brushes, camera, paper towels, and brush washer. I was surprised by how quickly and easily the easel set up and broke down. The lid of the Masterson palette worked out well to hold my turp container and some paper towels. I found the holes in the easel legs to be handy brush holders!

Thank you to my guests!

Posted by Jamie on September 13th, 2009

Many thanks to all of you who took the time out of your busy weekend to attend my Hudson River Journeys and Hudson Valley Journeys shows this weekend. For those of you who didn’t make it there, Hudson River Journeys will continue to run until October 4. Hudson Valley Journeys runs through September 29th. The 11×17″ prints of Boscobel Overview are available for buyers of my work at either show, as well as RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon. You can see the print at the bottom of the first image below.

Here are some photos I took of the North Salem Library show this morning. Unfortunately, there’s some glare with the paintings facing the windows, but it will give you an idea of what is there. All of the North Salem paintings in the Hudson Valley Journeys show can also be purchased custom framed as shown, directly through my website here via PayPal. If you see something you’re interested in, just let me know where it is in the images and I can email you a direct link to that painting’s post with pricing information.

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And best of all, here is the cake for the show!

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Sunday, September 13, from 12:30-2:30pm, I’ll be having a luncheon reception for my show, Hudson Valley Journeys. It is at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY. Please stop by, say hello, see the paintings, and have a bite to eat if you’re within striking distance!

For pricing and purchase information on the painting above, click here.

Hudson River Journeys

Posted by Jamie on September 10th, 2009

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Come join me for a reception at the opening of my new solo show, Hudson River Journeys, this Saturday, September 12, from 4-6pm at the Bannerman Island Gallery, 150 Main Street, Beacon NY. There are 24 of my Hudson River paintings hanging in the show. They show scenes of the Hudson from the Palisades up to Athens, NY.

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For the month of September, any of my paintings purchased at one of my shows or galleries comes with a beautiful 11×17″, hand-signed poster print of my painting Boscobel Overview in Fall for you to frame and hang. These posters are available at Bannerman Island Gallery, RiverWinds Gallery (174 Main Street, Beacon NY) and Ruth Keeler Memorial Library (276 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY).

Remember that you are also invited to my luncheon reception at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library this coming Sunday, September 13, from 12:30-2:30pm. My Hudson Valley Journeys show is there. I hope those of you who are in the area can make it to one or both of these events.

Fog, Haze, and Sunlight on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on September 9th, 2009

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

It’s not often that you can paint fog, haze, and bright sunlight simultaneously, but that’s what was happening at Boscobel yesterday! The fog was rolling down the river from north to south, so the southernmost mountains of the Hudson Highlands were still completely obscured by the fog. The closer hills were faded by the remaining haze, and the clearing skies overhead let the sun shine through onto the marsh and water.

Constitution Marsh is just starting to turn color. I could see the oranges and shades of rust beginning. Soon they will overtake the green and the marsh will be ablaze with its fall splendor.

What a time I had with this photo….The painting is warmer and brighter than I seem to be able to adjust for. I think maybe it’s time to start using a better camera to photograph my paintings!

Phlox by the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on September 8th, 2009

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

This little waterfall presents a nearly perfect composition from any angle. I think I’ve painted it from five different spots now, and I feel I’ve only just begun to explore it’s potential as a painting subject. This past weekend, its charm multiplied as the phlox bloomed profusely along the shoreline of the creek.

With all the rain we’ve had this season, the mosquitoes have been out in full force. I doused myself with heavy-duty bug repellent and stayed out painting for as long as the mosquitoes would let me!

East from Hunter Mountain

Posted by Jamie on September 7th, 2009

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6×8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting was also done from the top of Hunter Mountain, this time facing eastward toward Kaaterskill Clove, made famous by the Hudson River School painters. The mountains you see in this painting are the easternmost mountains of the Catskill range. Beyond them stretches the Hudson River Valley. Through that cleft in the mountains on the left lies the former home of Thomas Cole, and across the river is Olana, home of Frederic Church. Many of their most well-known paintings were of scenes between here and there.

West from Hunter Mountain

Posted by Jamie on September 6th, 2009

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6×8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

On Friday I took the Hunter Mountain “Skyride” (read “chair lift”!) up to some spectacular vistas from all sides of the mountain. My husband went off to hike to the fire tower while I returned to a favorite spot to paint. The weather was gorgeous, and hints of fall were evident in the foliage.

I always forget to stop and take photos while painting outdoors. I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing that I don’t even think about it until I’m already home! I just happened to remember to snap a shot of this painting alongside the scene.

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Old Truck on the Farm

Posted by Jamie on September 2nd, 2009

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Canson board with backing board (To be framed without glass like an oil painting.)
$260.00 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.

What was I thinking? I sat in the blistering hot sun at Tilly Foster Farm for hours to paint this. Even with my large beach umbrella for shade, the heat was too much. When I was finished, I walked over to where my smart friends were painting, under the shade of a huge tree! It felt 20 degrees cooler there. The great subject matter of this old truck was more than I could resist, even in the heat. The hay bales were glistening in the morning sun, and the large barrel of flowers provided the final, beautiful touch.

My palette for this painting:
Naples Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Primrose
Pyrrole Red
Transparent Red Oxide
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Jenkins Green
Titanium White