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Archive for October, 2011

Backlit Meadow in Fall Miniature

Posted by Jamie on October 27th, 2011

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3×4.25″, Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting is a miniature version of the one I posted yesterday. Watercolorist David Taylor got me into doing these tiny watercolor sketches as quick-captures of a scene, or to warm up before embarking on a larger version. They give the artist a chance to test drive some ideas and different compositions, without taking up a huge amount of time. If something’s not going to work, better to find out with less time invested! It also lets us explore ways of making improvements and testing color combinations. I’ve become quite hooked on these! They look charming matted and framed, and hung on a wall or set on a little table easel.

Backlit Meadow in Fall

Posted by Jamie on October 26th, 2011

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About 7×9″, Watercolor on paper
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I paint this scene at least once or twice every year as the morning sun streams through the backlit trees. I never get tired of it! This was my first time painting it in watercolor. I did a miniature first, which I’ll post tomorrow, and then this slightly larger version. I feel like I’m finally getting that sparkle in my watercolor work that I’ve been chasing for so long!

Backlit Old Maple Tree in Fall

Posted by Jamie on October 25th, 2011

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7.5×11.25″, Gouache on Stonehenge paper
Painting is archivally matted (ivory custom mat) and ready to frame, with backing board, to fit a standard 12×16″ frame.
$225.00 plus $20 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’ve really been enjoying observing and painting these brightly colored, backlit fall scenes. Capturing the brilliance of the color this time of year is an annual fall challenge that I always look forward to, made all the sweeter by the fact that it precedes the period of winter hibernation.

This old, convoluted maple tree has been the subject of many of my sketches and paintings this year. I’ve been watching it for years, thinking about how much I wanted to paint it someday, as I’d walk the dog past it. Finally that temptation became a reality this year, and I did it from many angles in pencil, Cretacolor leads, watercolor, and now gouache. Next year, oils and acrylics!

I’ve been posting ink lightfastness tests to my other blog, Hudson Valley Sketches. If you’re interested in seeing those results, here’s a direct link to yesterday’s post.

Lifting Haze in Constitution Marsh

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2011

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6×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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I hiked into Constitution Marsh on the Hudson River while the skies were overcast, but they didn’t stay that way for long. Keeping up with changing light as I painted was a real challenge! I brought just my oil paints and my Guerrilla Painter Thumbox in a backpack. That’s about all one could comfortably carry in over the hill and along the trails and boardwalks.

Fall from the Top of Hunter Mountain

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival linen panel
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The red in the distance in the image above isn’t as strong in the painting as it’s showing on my monitor, but when I adjust that, the foreground goes green! So, you’ll just have to imagine that distance as being much softer in the actual painting.

My husband and I took the “Skyride” (chair lift) up to the top of Hunter Mountain, then spent a few hours hiking at the top and taking photos. Since we were able to ride up there, I brought along some painting supplies. However, I was having way too much fun chatting and walking, having a picnic, and snapping photo references to pull out the paints. This was done from one of my photos instead. My husband is just now downloading his photos taken that day with his Nikon. I’ve been peeking over his shoulder and there are definitely some there I want to paint also!

Three Fall Paintings from Home

Posted by Jamie on October 18th, 2011

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I had to wait around the house yesterday for my oil burner to be serviced. Since I didn’t know what time they’d be coming, my friend Jani said she’d come over and paint outside with me for the day. It turned out that the repair guy showed up at 8:30am and was done within a couple of hours, but we were content to stay and paint by the house anyway. Both of these are subjects that I have painted before in one form or another. I’ll discuss that more once I’ve had a chance to do some touch-ups and photograph them individually. This is a photo I snapped with my cellphone camera after coming inside at the end of the day. The paintings seemed to make a nice colorful, autumnal grouping.

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Savoring Autumn

Posted by Jamie on October 12th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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The spirit of fall conjures up so many images in my mind. Among my favorites are apples and fall leaves. This was so much fun to paint. Maybe I should do a series!

Pelton Pond in Fall

Posted by Jamie on October 11th, 2011

You can click the image below for a larger view of the painting:

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7×11″ (1/8 sheet size), Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough paper, with 12×16″ custom ivory mat and backing board to fit a standard 12×16″ frame.

$290.00 plus $20 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.

Pelton Pond was beautiful the other day, with the leaves starting to turn and the brilliant blue sky. I got to visit with a number of painting friends on this beautiful day, and even got a painting done too!

Fall Impressions

Posted by Jamie on October 9th, 2011

7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This little plein air was painted in the back yard along the stream on a beautiful fall morning.

The Road Home in Fall

Posted by Jamie on October 8th, 2011

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12×9″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard

$325.00 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 set out on a beautiful sunny day with my easel. When I came to this gorgeous spot, I set up in the middle of the road to paint.

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As soon as I had my easel out and started to lay in color, the clouds thickened, shadows vanished, and colors changed!

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I decided to stay with the moody, atmospheric day it had become. Most of this painting was done on location. I had plans to paint with a friend at Olana that afternoon, so I had to pack up before I was quite finished, and added the finishing touches in the studio today.

Sunset from Olana in Watercolor No. 2

Posted by Jamie on October 6th, 2011

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About 4×5″, Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough
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This is a miniature watercolor, painted on location at Olana (estate of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church).

Olana Sunset in Watercolor No. 3

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2011

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5×6″, Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I painted this on location at Hudson River School painter Frederic Church’s estate, Olana, in Hudson, New York. It is one of the best sunset spots, and many visitors come late in the day just to see the sun setting over the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. On the evenings when the sky doesn’t light up with bright colors, the beauty of the late day light effects still makes it worth the trip up the hillside.

View Southeast from Sunset Rock in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on October 4th, 2011

You can click the image for a larger, sharper view:

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8×10″, Watercolor on 140# Fabriano Artistico Cold Press paper
$175.00 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.

This painting was done from photos that I took on a recent hike with my husband up to Sunset Rock. The most famous view from there is overlooking North South Lake, with Kaaterskill High Peak and Roundtop in the distance. It was a popular painting location even back in the days of the Hudson River School painters. I decided to look for some alternate vistas up there, and it wasn’t too hard to find some that appealed to me — like this one! You can not only see west to the lakes and Catskill Mountains from this vantage point, but also southeast to the Hudson River Valley below.

Tonal Sketch of Artist’s Nest Falls

Posted by Jamie on October 3rd, 2011

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This sketch is already matted to 12×16″, with an archival custom ivory mat and backing board in an archival polybag. It will fit any standard 12×16″ frame. The drawing was done on an eighth sheet (about 7.5×11.25), colored leads on Stonehenge paper.
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My regular viewers here have seen this waterfall painted from many different angles and seasons, in many mediums, and various sizes and formats. Now you can see the tonal sketch version! I am really enjoying working this way, with a light and a dark on toned paper. I sat on a gardening cushion on a rock at the water line to do this sketch, with my little dog Rondo wading in the pools of the waterfalls.

Old Maple Trunk in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on October 2nd, 2011

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Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough
3.5×5″, double matted to 5×7″ to fit in any standard 5×7″ frame
$135.00 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.

This is the same old maple tree that I did the other day in a monochrome rendering, but from the other side, and in a different medium. This tree presents the most interesting study from any angle. You can also see a pencil sketch that I did of it from a third vantage point. I’m still not tired of studying this tree!