Sept. 8-10 (Tues.-Thurs.)
    Acrylic and Oil
    In the studio and plein air 140730 Olana 20x30 ac scene
    I'll be teaching a three day landscape painting class at Olana (in Hudson, NY) from September 8-10, 2015. It will run daily from 10am-4pm. I am only taking 12 participants, so be sure to save the dates and sign up early. It's now up on the Olana website. You can read more about it and register by clicking this link.

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    If you haven't seen the two-DVD set, "The Impressionists", you don't know what you're missing!


    I rented it from Netflix and absolutely loved it. It is an enactment of the lives of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, and other Impressionist painters living at that time around Paris. Fascinating and eye-opening!

12×16″, oils on oil primed linen panel

$525.00 plus $30 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This painting was actually started over a year ago along the Appalachian Trail in Pawling, New York. I put in one day on it last spring, and intened to finish it from a photo. I did a little work in the studio with it over the winter, but decided to get back to the location to finish it instead. When I returned, I worked until the light changed. Once the sun started to come from the other direction, I had to call it a day, in spite of the fact that it still wasn’t done! A week later, I returned to the scene of the crime to finally finish the painting! I’m so pleased with the way it turned out. Since it takes so long for oils to set, you can really pump up the colors and values by working on a piece in a few sittings.

This view of the Swamp River is actually the opposite direction from the little 5×7″ painting that I posted the other day. I painted from nearly the same spot, but sat up on a bridge overlooking the river, and facing the other way.

I hadn’t signed the painting by the time I took the photo, so that’s why my name is typed across the image. That lettering does not appear on the painting, and I’ll be signing it before it gets its final varnish.

2 Responses to “Spring on the Swamp River”

I, too, am an artist….of sorts. I love your work and the natural colors you use. Very nice.

Thank you, Polly. This painting is at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon now. :)

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