16×20, acrylic on Arches 140# watercolor paper, already in an archival ivory mat with backing board to fit a standard 16×20″ frame. (Painting image size is 11×15″.)
$395.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.
This is a scene along the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York. I’m really enjoying doing splashy acrylic paintings on watercolor these days. I treat it like a transparent watercolor to start, using thinned Golden Airbrush paints in just a few transparent colors, splattering paint and working into it, and working light to dark in a traditional watercolor fashion. Then I go to opaque color where I want a less transparent effect. I’ve been working on this approach with acrylics for about a year now, and I feel like it’s finally starting to come together on a more consistent basis. I’m liking this one a lot!
I’ve been working in the studio more lately and have noticed that I’m feeling even more exhausted than when I was traveling to locations. Yesterday the thought occurred to me that maybe the glare from working off references on my computer screen is bothering my eyes and brain, resulting in that tired feeling. Last night I decided to print out a bunch of large photos to work off of instead of staring at the screen. I feel so much better! Maybe working off printed photos will help some of you other artists out there, if you’ve had similar reactions to long days of painting while staring at a reference image on a computer screen.
This Saturday, July 13, is the opening of the 10th Anniversary Show at RiverWinds Gallery. I have a bunch of new pieces there, along with some other wonderful artists, so please come if you can make it. I’ll be there during the reception from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there! The address is 172 Main Street, Beacon NY.