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Archive for March, 2011

Contemplation

Posted by Jamie on March 29th, 2011

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12×16″, Oils on archival linen panel
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This is one of my favorite painting locations in the Catskills. You can sit on the rocks for hours and hear nothing but rushing water. The water is crystal clear, and so transparent that the pool looks a lot shallower than it really is!

This painting was done with a lot of transparent pigments, a few semi-transparent, a couple of opaque pigments, and a little help from artist extraordinaire, David Dunlop. As plein air season gets underway, I’ll have to see if I can cart enough extra tubes with me to keep a transparent palette for at least part of the process. You can see how it really makes the painting glow from within.

Here’s an image that you can click on to see the painting a little larger and clearer:

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It’s Official — I have a new blog for my sketches!

Posted by Jamie on March 24th, 2011
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I did this little 9×12″ watercolor across a two-page spread in my Fabriano Venezia sketchbook to show you what my new blog looks like! If you’ve enjoyed seeing my sketches, hearing my rambles about the artistic process, and looking on while I varnished paintings, primed panels, mixed paint, and built foamcore pochade boxes, most of those things will be posted only on the new “Sketches” blog from now on. That blog is at http://HudsonValleySketches.blogspot.com. You can click here to head over there now, and subscribe there to continue to receive all my posts online.

Don’t worry; this This Hudson Valley Painter blog isn’t going away! It will still be here, and will contain my completed paintings that are available for sale. The sketches, product reviews, and thoughts on the artistic process will be on the new site.

The Big One — Huge Full Moon last night

Posted by Jamie on March 20th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival, oil-primed linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

The huge, bright full moon last night received a lot of publicity! Apparently this was the largest and brightest the moon will appear for the next 19 years. They said on the news that it was approximately 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual! We had a totally clear sky here last night, so my husband and I went across the field to the lakeshore to take pictures. I brought my little pochade box along and did this small oil painting. There was a gentle breeze over the lake, scattering the reflections as they ran across the surface.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out my new site where I am posting my sketches! It’s called Hudson Valley Sketches (http://hudsonvalleysketches.blogspot.com). I’m no longer posting them here, so be sure to subscribe over there on the new site if you’d like to receive them in your email box or through your newsreader.

High Water at Tioronda Falls

Posted by Jamie on March 17th, 2011

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16×12″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel

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It felt so wonderful today to have sun and warm temperatures! I headed over to Beacon to test drive my new SunEden easel setup at Tioronda Falls, in Madam Brett Park. That’s Mount Beacon in the painting. This is Fishkill Creek, very near where it empties out into the Hudson River. The falls were absolutely exquisite with all the recent rain we’ve had, and the SunEden performed quite well. It certainly doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of my Soltek, but it only weighs three and a half pounds, and can support a large canvas! It has a shelf to set down a palette (or you can use the shelf itself as a palette) and a box that clamps on to hold all my paints and brushes. It will be great for those out-of-the-way painting locations that aren’t so close to the car. Everything fits in a backpack and it is light, light, light!

I loved painting this scene. Definitely going back soon!

Beacon Falls

Posted by Jamie on March 15th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival linen panel
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There is a huge amount of water in Fishkill Creek these days, following the heavy rains we’ve had here in the east, combined with the snow melt. Beacon Falls is located just a couple of miles before the creek empties out into the Hudson River. There’s so much water that it’s traveling along a side spillway, and you can’t even see rock where it’s cascading over the falls.

I paint a lot of waterfalls and they usually don’t give me much trouble, but I have to say that this scene presented me with a real struggle! I’m going to try to get back there to do a couple more with different compositions and in different sizes. It’s a fabulous location, and I just love a good challenge!

If you haven’t been over to my new site for my sketches at http://hudsonvalleysketches.blogspot.com, please go take a look! For those of you who are subscribed to receive my paintings in your email, you can also subscribe over there if you’d like to continue to receive my sketches in your email. You won’t be getting any more mail than you do already — just when I do an oil painting it will come from the Hudson Valley Painter address, and when I do a sketch it will come from the Hudson Valley Sketches address.

Psssst…..It’s a secret…….

Posted by Jamie on March 12th, 2011

Psssst…..Would you like to have a sneak peek at my new blog for my art journals, sketches, ideas, and experiments with materials? It’s over here! I’ll be making an official announcement in a few days. I still need to do a little housekeeping at the new site. Let me know how you like it if you pop over there! Comments and suggestions welcomed!

All of my paintings in progress and completed works for sale will continue to be posted here at the Hudson Valley Painter site. :)

Hudson River in Winter — with a few changes

Posted by Jamie on March 10th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I did a few tweaks on this one and also added the ducks. They didn’t understand why they were in the sketch and didn’t make it into the painting!

This is the painting I started yesterday on location at the Newburgh waterfront. Cold, cold, cold! I’m hoping for at least one warmer day next week! The island is Bannerman Island, home to some amazing castle ruins.

View from Mount Desert Island Maine

Posted by Jamie on March 8th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on linen panel
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In case you think you’re having a deja vu moment, yes, you’ve seen this before! I painted it a couple of days ago and posted it, but as I looked at it on the drying rails over the past few days, it didn’t quite look done to me. So, I made a few changes and additions, and I’m now posting the new version of the painting.

This little inlet, weaving out to the islands and ocean from Mt. Desert Island, was a favorite spot on our last trip to Maine. My husband and I took oodles of photos there, and I’ve been wanting to paint from them ever since! My plan is to do a couple of large paintings. I enjoy starting that process off with small color studies to help me determine which compositions are most worthy of enlarging, and make some decisions regarding what I will change from the photo and what I’ll keep the same.