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Archive for January, 2013

Budding

Posted by Jamie on January 31st, 2013

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20×16″ in custom archival ivory mat with backing board, in a sealed polybag. This will fit any standard 16×20″ frame. Painting image size is 11×15″, Acrylic on Stonehenge Kraft (100% rag paper).

$490.00 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.

This is a day in the life of my amaryllis plant. I painted this while it was in the budding stage. I loved seeing the colors emerging from the buds, which seemed to grow and open even as I was painting. It’s amazing how quickly that happens once it starts. The morning after painting this, there were already flowers.

The Golden Airbrush paints behave very much like watercolor and gouache. “Airbrush” is such restrictive terminology for these versatile paints. They are great to use with brushes, and also with calligraphy pens. They can also be used on canvas, boards, or other supports you’d use for acrylics, and varnished and framed without glass like oils. I’ve just started working with them in the past six months or so. I’m enjoying exploring their capabilities!

Full Moon Over the Castle Ruins

Posted by Jamie on January 30th, 2013

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5×5″ (7×7″ with frame), Acrylic on board
Framing included!
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is a nocturnal scene of Bannerman Castle over the Hudson River, with a full moon reflecting in the water and backlighting the castle. I painted this from a photo that I took before the collapse of much of this side of the tower a couple of years ago. Fortunately, restoration efforts are underway to try to save the remainder of the structure from a similar fate.

In order to add a little more sparkle to the painting, I used some Golden Iridescent paints along with traditional acrylics. I wanted the glimmer to be subtle, so that one would see it when walking by the painting as the angle of light changes. This sometimes causes paintings to have odd areas of glare and milkiness in photo images of the work, but adds a lot to the experience of seeing the piece in person, or owning it! I used two references for this painting. One was a plein air piece that I did on the night of a full moon over Peach Lake. The other was a daytime photo I took of this scene from a boat on the Hudson River. I used the landscape elements from the photo, and combined them with the color and light effects from the lake painting.

A portion of the proceeds of this painting will be donated to Bannerman Castle Trust for their continuing construction on the site. Although nobody is allowed on the island unaccompanied, the Trust conducts boat tours of the island and its structures. They go from Beacon and Newburgh to Bannerman Island, where visitors disembark, tour the seven acre island and castle ruins, and hear about the history.

Below is a larger file that you can click on for a slightly expanded view of the painting:

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Pink and Yellow Memories

Posted by Jamie on January 29th, 2013

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9×11″
Gouache on Black Stonehenge (100% rag, archival paper)
$195.00 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.

My darling husband bought me flowers, so I just had to paint them! I set them into a gorgeous, old Moorcroft vase that belonged to my grand aunt, and paired them with a little yellow bird carving. I purchased the little bird directly from the sculptor at an art show in Naples, Florida several years ago. I’ve always wanted to get that into a painting and finally had my chance! I like the way the flowers pop against the dark background, and the painting has the feeling of emerging from the darkness into the light, which the photo of the painting doesn’t quite capture accurately. As usual, the painting is better than the photo. I guess that’s why many people like to have paintings!

I think this would look especially beautiful with an ivory mat and narrow, contemporary black frame. It could go into a standard size mat and frame for an 8.5×11″ size painting, photo, or document.

Taking Flight oil painting

Posted by Jamie on January 8th, 2013

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18×24″, Oil painting on archival linen panel
$1,050.00 plus $40 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 large oil painting is based on an acrylic sketch I did a couple of months ago. I had taken a photo of a Great Blue Heron while my husband and I were out on North Lake in a rowboat. I had seen the heron fly around a peninsula from a distance. When we rounded the bend in the lake, I was ready with my camera, and captured the Great Blue just as he was taking off. He became silhouetted against the bright, peach-colored background, which brought out the blues in his coloring.

You can see the acrylic sketch here. (The smaller sketch is also for sale.) I wanted to maintain the loose, spontaneous feel and the motion in the larger painting. Since there is more space to fill, I gave the rocks along the shoreline and the tree trunks more definition than in the sketch.

Here’s an image of the oil painting that you can click on for a larger view:

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This oil painting has been sitting on my easel unfinished since before the holidays. It was so nice to get back to it several times in the past week and finish it up! I can’t wait to see this one in a frame.