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Archive for September, 2013

Autumn Color at Tioronda Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 30th, 2013

9×12″, oils on archival canvas covered hardboard panel
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This painting was started on location and finally finished up in the studio this week. It was one of those cold, overcast, pre-winter days that generally lack excitement, but the falls were spectacular and made all the drama.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger view:

Backlit Reflections at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on September 28th, 2013

18×24″, Oil on archival linen panel
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This has been sitting on my easel awaiting changes for awhile now. Every time I think I’m finished, I see that “one more thing”! I spent some more time with it this week and I feel I can call it done now. It’s an 18×24″ oil painting of a scene overlooking a beaver pond at the height of fall foliage. I’ve worked off several photo references taken at our place upstate. It is a secondary pond that the furry engineers built once the first pond filled to capacity. The dam got too high to withstand much more pressure, so the clever critters built a lower pond to give it more stability. This second pond backed up the water to the primary dam to relieve pressure, and extended their food source into the woodlands along the stream. There was a little peninsula of land left in between the ponds, where I stood to take the photo references. Since then, they were trapped out due to property damage suffered by neighbors with the high water levels and runoff. The two streams that converge there have resumed their uninterrupted course through the woods, and this pond is no more. I have several paintings I’ve done there that remind me of what it looked like with the pond. Given the usual play of events, I suspect we will see another dam here within a couple of years!

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

Over the Edge at Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 25th, 2013

7×5″, oils on archival linen panel, beautifully framed
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Some scenes I paint over and over again and never get tired of them. Occasionally, I need a couple of years “off” from one of those vistas, and then I return with renewed appreciation for nature’s majesty. This famous scene at the top of Kaaterskill Falls is one of those magical spots. The Hudson River School painters frequented this spot too. When viewed from the top, it’s hard to believe that this little creek going over the edge is actually the top of the tallest waterfall in New York State!

Below is an image of the painting in progress. As you can see, somebody was taking advantage of a quiet afternoon to catch a little snooze on the rock across the creek. I was worried that he’d roll over in his sleep and go right off the edge!

Cascade Above Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 24th, 2013

The creek that comes from South Lake in Haines Falls includes a series of gorgeous cascades before the water arrives at the huge drop of Kaaterskill Falls. One area has striking red rocks that are covered in green moss. My friend Athena and I decided to go paint there after a big rainfall. When we arrived at the location, there was so much water that the red rocks were completely obscured by churning, spurting flourishes of water and spray. It was a striking scene even though we didn’t get the red rocks we went there to capture. We’ll go back another time for those!

Here’s an image of just the painting:

8×10″, Oils on archival canvas board
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Emerging Autumn in High Flow Acrylics 20×15

Posted by Jamie on September 10th, 2013

20×15″, Acrylic on sealed illustration board
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I went out on the patio with my paints on this gorgeous, nearly-Autumn day, enjoying the sounds of birds nearby and waterfalls in the distance while I painted. The fall colors were just starting to creep into the landscape. I love this time of year!

Frederic Church’s Tree

Posted by Jamie on September 9th, 2013

6×8″, acrylic on archival, sealed artboard (frame without glass like an oil painting)
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I spent a few days teaching a workshop at Olana in the area of the Wagon Wheel Education Center. This elderly, elegant tree looked down at me from its hillside perch all week. When the class ended, the first thing I did was pull up a chair into the shade and paint its majestic form. I love doing tree portraits, and I’d like to do this one again in a larger format, when I have more time.

Past the Barns and Up the Hill

Posted by Jamie on September 7th, 2013

8×10″, oil on canvas panel
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This was painted on location at a farm in upstate New York.

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Morning Light on the Inn

Posted by Jamie on September 5th, 2013

8×10″, oil on canvas panel
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The play of light and shadow on the side of a building is one of those endlessly fascinating things, and seems to be even more so when the building is white! Out on location, the colors and patterns change quickly with the moving sun.

The fence in this scene actually went all the way across, so I used that famous Artistic License to change the scene, and created the pathway to draw in the viewer.

Can you spot the two figures up on the porch in the shadows?

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Rocky Coast and Review of the New Golden High Flow Acrylics

Posted by Jamie on September 4th, 2013


15×20″, acrylic on sealed illustration board
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This was painted from a photo I took along the Maine coast. I love the weaving design, and the many layers of atmospheric distance.

When you look at the painting as a whole, you don’t really see the drips and spatters until you have a closer look. They add so much to the painting! Here’s a closeup of a drippy area:

Here is part of the pebble-strewn shoreline with the spatters:

You can click the image below for a larger, clearer view:

I’ll still me doing my more traditional work in acrylics and other mediums, so I’m not ready to give up that style yet! But I’ve been enjoying the exploration of this style over the past year or so and plan to do more of it.

So, what do I think of the new Golden High Flow acrylics? Well, here’s my personal opinion of the good, the bad, and the beautiful. I’ve been working with them for awhile now and have had a chance to do several paintings. I also had the advantage of working with the Golden Airbrush paints for a year or so previously. They are the predecessors to the High Flow line, so I had an idea of how they would handle. Sort of.

These paints handle similarly to the Airbrush paints, but not exactly the same. The good news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. The bad news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. It’s funny how that can happen! In the long run, I think this will prove to be a good thing for me. It really does make the paints more archival, and they will be easier to varnish. In the short term, I have some technical things to work out to adjust for the difference, since the paint will not lift as easily nor for as long.

The colors are exquisite. I missed a lot of my favorite colors in the old line, but the High Flow line has Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrole Orange, some real earth colors, and other colors that I like a lot. I do wish there was a Pyrrole Red instead of Napthol. I’m using Quinacridone Red mixed with Pyrrole Orange instead. I’m sure that more colors will come along over time, as I can’t imagine this not becoming a very popular line.

The good news for collectors is that these paints dry to a durable finish. They varnish beautifully and can be framed without glass, just like other acrylics and oil paintings.

Pink and Purple Sunset from Olana

Posted by Jamie on September 3rd, 2013


8×10″, acrylic on archival artboard
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There is so much to paint at Olana, and yet I never get tired of painting the big vista. Every sunset is different. This one was dramatic! I was there with my friend Patti. We were initially painting from another spot, but were afraid we’d have trouble getting back down the trail in the dark. So we stopped there well before sunset, and went on to this spot, where we remained until the sun fell below the horizon.

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view: