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Archive for April, 2011

Nick Painting at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on April 29th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel
$125.00 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.

The beavers have been very industrious lately and built a second pond below this one. They backed the water up to this first dam and extended the height. It’s now probably about four feet, including what’s below the water in the foreground.

Nick made friends with a Canadian Goose that came to greet us, and put him into his painting. I was more interested in the splash of red color offered by Nick’s shirt, so I painted Nick painting the pond.

Artists Nest Falls

Posted by Jamie on April 28th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel

$135.00 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 had five artist friends over to paint a few days ago and everybody chose to paint waterfalls! Sometimes it’s hard for me to paint when I’m the hostess, but I did manage to get this little one nearly finished, and just tweaked it a bit in the studio. Today it rained really hard all day. I just walked my dog past this waterfall and it’s now extended all the way across those ledges. I just might have to go paint it again!

Yesterday I was sketching in Hudson, New York with a couple of artist friends. What a great place to draw and paint! If you’d like to see those sketches, just click here.

Woman with a Parasol After Monet

Posted by Jamie on April 22nd, 2011

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1.5×2″ (unframed size), Golden Fluid Acrylics
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Here’s another of my tiny “Micro Master” paintings, this one after a Monet favorite. Figures are especially difficult in this diminutive size, but I love the challenge! The quarter in the photo is for size reference, so you can see how small these really are.

These miniatures are so difficult and time consuming that I only do them on a commission basis. It’s a labor of love! If you either have a favorite painting by a Master in mind or would like me to choose one for you as a commission, you can email me at JamieWG@aol.com.

La Troupe After Tolouse-Lautrec

Posted by Jamie on April 19th, 2011

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About 2×2.5″, including frame
Golden Fluid Acrylics
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The image above is probably showing this painting at larger than real life on your screen! This is postage stamp size. The painting itself is about 1.25×1.75″. The quarter is there for size reference. I love Tolouse-Lautrec, and it so much fun to do these Micro Master miniature versions! I had to do some editing and use my own artistic license for this teeny tiny size. For instance, I’d never have been able to do the lettering that was on the painting in this itty bitty format!

These tiny master renditions are generally done only on a commission basis, so if you’ve got one in mind that you’d like to order, just drop me an email at JamieWG@aol.com.

Seascape Study Paint-Along

Posted by Jamie on April 14th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is what I painted during David’s last quick demo yesterday. I tried to follow what he achieved in capturing the transparency of the water with wave forms and distance.

Waterfall Demo

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2011

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7×5″, Oils on archival, oil primed linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Yesterday, landscape painter David Dunlop did a one-day demo on painting water. He did a lecture in the morning, followed by several demonstrations in watercolor, acrylics and oils. Participants had the option of just listening and taking notes, or they were free to paint along. I had brought my little 5×7″ Guerrilla pochade box with me, so that proved the perfect thing for painting along while David did the acrylic and oil demos. These were all really fast — not more than 20-30 minutes each. It was great fun to follow along this way and try to emulate his brushwork. He did this one in acrylics, but I painted it in oils. (Didn’t bring my acrylics with me.)

Through the Tunnel to Devil’s Kitchen

Posted by Jamie on April 12th, 2011

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12×9″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel
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You can stand in this spot, turn in any direction, and see a scene worthy of a painting! This is in the Platte Clove area of the Catskills, known for its steep and dangerous cliffs and dramatic waterfalls.

For some reason, the foreground rocks photographed much higher in blue and purple chroma than they are in the actual painting. I wasn’t able to dull that down without killing the luminosity in the sky.

Foggy Morning by the Brook

Posted by Jamie on April 11th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on archival linen panel
$130.00 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.

It was foggy out this morning, and I’ve really been in the mood to experiment with fog and transparent pigments! This is a view of the brook that runs behind my house in the morning fog. It was painted with just:
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Red
Ultramarine Blue
Transparent Red Oxide (which I probably could have done without).

There is no white paint. The feeling of luminosity was achieved by the light bouncing through the transparent pigments to the white-primed linen. The highlights in the rocks and lights within the foliage masses were achieved by pulling out paint with brushes or bits of paper towel. Paint was added and subtracted like this until I got the effects I wanted.

I’ve been working mostly with opaque paints for a very long time, and now I’m very excited about exploring the world of transparents! I was ready to break out my opaque pigments on this if needed, but I think I would have lost more than I’d have gained by adding opaque paint in this particular instance.

Color Study of North South Lake from Sunset Rock

Posted by Jamie on April 7th, 2011

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12×16″, Oils on archival linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and many other Hudson River School artists painted this view from Sunset Rock. It is truly one of the most spectacular places in the Catskills, and well worth the hike to get there!

Water Lilies After Monet — miniature painting

Posted by Jamie on April 5th, 2011

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1×4″, Acrylics on Museum Board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

The quarter in the image above is to show you how tiny this painting is! I think this is the most challenging miniature I’ve done to date, though it was also really fun to work on this!

Evening Sun Rays on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on April 4th, 2011

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12×16″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel, unframed
$800.00 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.

My husband and I were out for a walk with our cameras and ran into some friends down by the river at Madam Brett Park. As we were talking, the sun streamed out from behind a cloud, and the distant gold lit up the horizon, silhouetting the deep blue mountains. What a sight! I was so glad I had my camera with me, and painted this from a photo.

Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger, clearer view:

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