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Archive for March, 2010

From the Land of Falling Waters

Posted by Jamie on March 31st, 2010

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16×12″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

I posted the red oxide underpainting start of this work a few days ago. Today I finished it up in the studio. Hopefully it conveys at least a little of the magic that I feel beside this waterfall below the mountain. It is not an exact depiction of the location, but rather an attempt to capture the essence of the elements that lure me to this spot time after time. Pretty soon the foliage will be in full bloom and the scene will change dramatically, providing an opportunity to capture the vista in its newly-transformed state.

Hudson River View from Bannerman Island

Posted by Jamie on March 30th, 2010

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12×16″, Golden OPEN acrylics on canvas covered hardboard

$535.00 plus $35 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 stood out on a sand bar off Bannerman Island at low tide to take the photo from which this was painted. I also did a gouache sketch while I was out there on the sand bar. The tide came in before I realized it, and I had to wade back to shore!

Impressions of the North Salem Open Land Foundation

Posted by Jamie on March 29th, 2010

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11×15″, Watercolor on Arches 140# hp
$295.00 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.

This was painted from a photo taken at the North Salem Open Land Foundation on Baxter Road, one of my favorite places to stroll and paint.

View from Hunter Mountain — large oil painting

Posted by Jamie on March 27th, 2010

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28×42″, Oils on stretched canvas
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Finished at last! This was such a great painting to work on. Those of you who have been following along may remember that my client for this painting sent me samples of her carpet colors to work into the landscape. They were gorgeous rusts, ochres and muted greens. Selecting a specific color palette is a great way to commission a painting that you know will go with your decor!

Here’s a link to the painting’s beginnings, if you’d like to see how I started it.

Here is a link to the color/compositon study for the large painting.

Lastly, here is a link to the plein air painting I did on location. I took my painting gear up on the chair lift!

Bannerman Castle Arches on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on March 26th, 2010

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16×12″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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This is a companion painting to Bannerman Archway to the Hudson, which I posted yesterday.

Bannerman Archway to the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on March 25th, 2010

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16×12″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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This painting of one of the arches from the famous Bannerman Castle is but a memory of what was. A huge collapse of the castle wall destroyed this magical archway to the Hudson River. I feel so fortunate to have been able to paint there and take photos while much of the structure was still intact. It is my hope that enough money can be raised to strengthen the remaining portions of the structure and preserve whatever is left. Half the proceeds from the sale of this painting goes to Bannerman Castle Trust for repairs of the castle.

Evening Drama

Posted by Jamie on March 24th, 2010

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12×16″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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This painting was done from a photograph I took at Titicus Reservoir in North Salem, New York, just as the sun was setting. I was hoping for more spectacular colors, but a big cloud front moved in, providing a different kind of drama that was more about mood and less about color.

I used just Transparent Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White for this painting. I contemplated putting in more color, but sometimes less is more. I think this was one of those occasions.

Afternoon by the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on March 21st, 2010

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9×12″, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico
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This was my first go at painting this particular waterfall, but it won’t be my last for sure! I had to tiptoe across stepping stones to a little island in the creek to arrive at the ideal vantage point. The painting location was shaded by an overpass while the waterfall was in sunlight, so this will be a fabulous spot on a hot day! There’s been a lot of rain, and combined with the snow melt off South Mountain, the waterfalls were gushing this weekend.

Red Poppies After Monet — Miniature Painting

Posted by Jamie on March 18th, 2010

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Golden Fluid Acrylics, 2″ x 1.75″, including frame
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This is the third time I’ve painted this little Monet copy of Red Poppies at Argenteuil in miniature format. I love doing these little jewels! There are a couple more I want to do soon. They’re such a nice change from my larger pieces. I take them as far as I can with just my glasses on, then switch to a lit magnification lens to finish, all with teeny tiny brushes!

These miniatures are always sent out in gold gift boxes and make elegant gift items for that special occasion. You can commission a scene of your choosing, a scene from one of my other paintings, or a copy of an Old Master that is no longer under copyright protection.

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5×7″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu, you’re right! This is an updated version of the painting I posted a couple of days ago. The picnic bench at the park was lopsided. I thought it was kind of cute and put it that way in the painting, but then decided to straighten it out. I also popped the white sailboat in the background. Initially, I liked it subdued, so that it appeared as a surprise when noticed. As I thought about it and looked at the painting, I felt a more prominent boat would make for a better painting. I also added a few more darks in the background and reds in the foreground. I’m leaving the previous version below so that viewers can see the changes I’ve made.

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Today was absolutely gorgeous. I took the opportunity to finally get out of the studio, and went to paint with some friends at the waterfront park in Hastings-on-Hudson. The colors were soft, muted cool and warm tones of spring, so I included the bright red, somewhat-lopsided picnic table to throw a spot of more intense color into the painting.

I love the way this palette of colors is working, so I think I might stick with it for awhile. I used only Prussian Blue, Pyrrole Red, and Raw Sienna (plus white of course). Raw sienna was definitely the dominating color of the landscape today, so using that as my only “yellow” played into the scene perfectly. There aren’t any strong greens or yellow-greens in the landscape yet that would require the addition of a stronger yellow.

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7×5″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is another painting from the Hastings Waterfront Park — a different bench, different cluster of trees, different section of the Palisades, and different angle from the one I posted yesterday, plus it’s a vertical composition. The colors on my palette, however, remained the same.

I’ve gone back into the one I posted yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll post the new version of that one and explain the small changes I made. Stay tuned!

Bannerman Castle Tower

Posted by Jamie on March 3rd, 2010

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This painting is already in an archival custom ivory mat with a backing board, ready to fit any standard 16×20″ frame. The painting itself is 12×9″, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico

$300.00 plus $25 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 was painted today from a photo I took on my last visit to Bannerman Island, which was just days before the recent major castle collapse.

Nearing the finish line on Hunter Mountain painting

Posted by Jamie on March 1st, 2010

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I’m nearing the finish line on this 28×42″ oil painting of a Catskills vista from the top of Hunter Mountain. The colors are actually a bit warmer than they appear in the image above. When I finish the painting, I’ll get a more accurate image of it. You can see how much I’ve done on it by viewing this previously-posted version of the work in progress.