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    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!





Archive for November, 2015

Miniature Painting — Paris Street Scene after Caillebotte

Posted by Jamie on November 25th, 2015

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3″ across, acrylic on 100% rag board

SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter who lived from 1848-1894. He is considered one of the painters of the French Impressionist school, though looking at his work, one would never think that! His paintings are more firmly rooted in realism, with its harder edges and more muted color schemes than so many of his contemporaries. In addition to being a wonderful painter, Caillebotte had a law degree with a license to practice, and was also an engineer. Talk about a multi-talented individual!

I was commissioned to do this miniature version of Caillebotte’s 7 foot by 9 foot Paris street scene. Online images of the painting appeared quite cool in color, but then the client sent me a photo he took of the painting in a museum. That image showed many more ochres and browns. I preferred that slightly warmer interpretation, and went for something in between in my own version.

Scaling down an enormous, mural-like painting to 3″ across is no easy task. I imagined that the actual painting in real life is much more painterly than when it’s shrunk down to a tiny fraction of its size, as we see on a computer screen. Aside from the technical difficulties of putting in all that detail in a tiny painting, it would lose much of its character. It required considerable editing to keep enough detail in there without overwhelming the small space. I’d like to believe I successfully met that challenge!

My miniature works are all sent in gold gift boxes with table easels for a curio cabinet or side table, and most are framed too. (See below.) They are usually done as commissions, but occasionally I have one on hand, ready to go to a new home. They make fabulous gift items. Here are images of some of my miniature originals. These three are spoken for, but I’d be happy to do one for you!

Hudson River School Sunset
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Hudson River School Sunset #2
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Hudson River School Sunset #3
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Kaaterskill Spring Afternoon

Posted by Jamie on November 24th, 2015

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This one has sold quickly, but you can see a similar painting of Kaaterskill Falls here if you’re interested in purchasing one.

This was painted on location at Kaaterskill Falls in the spring, but I didn’t get around to putting the image up until now! I sure am going to miss this place during the winter months. Can’t wait to get back there.

French Colors

Posted by Jamie on November 15th, 2015

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5×7″, Acrylic and Granular Gel on canvas board

Vacation Memories

Posted by Jamie on November 14th, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board

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This scene was painted at North South Lake Campground in the Catskill Mountains. Just as I was thinking it could use a little splash of color, three kayakers came along to help me out! They provided the perfect finishing touch. This vista was painted by many of the Hudson River School painters, including Thomas Cole and Jasper Cropsey.

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12×16″, acrylic on canvas panel

Come see the annual holiday show, “Buone Feste” at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon New York. The reception is from 5-8pm at 172 Main Street. I brought about 20 recent paintings for you to enjoy. RiverWinds is a wonderful source of handmade gift items by artisans throughout the Hudson Valley, and fine art. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! You can check out their website at this link. Many of my paintings that are there are posted here on my page on their webiste, or you can browse them at the RiverWinds Gallery link on my blog.

This painting is from one of those Hudson River School spots I love to visit at Frederic Church’s Olana homestead, though I never seem to have the time to paint it on location. It’s been in my “To Do” image file for ages. I finally got around to doing it from photos in two sizes — this 12×16″, and also a 5×7″, which you can see at this link.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the 12×16″ painting:
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Autumn Splash

Posted by Jamie on November 10th, 2015

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9×12, acrylic on canvas board

$325.00 plus $25 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 was a fun day out painting with friends at one of my favorite spots!

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.
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Woodland Falls

Posted by Jamie on November 7th, 2015

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9×12″, acrylic on canvas board

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This is a location that I discovered this year. The first time I painted here I completely bombed out. The challenge had me returning again and again, and I was finally able to work through the problems and get some paintings I liked. I was especially pleased by this one. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Waterfalls Show at Ruth Keeler Library, North Salem NY

Posted by Jamie on November 7th, 2015

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Finally you can see 19 of my waterfall paintings in one place! For the month of November, I have a show of Hudson Valley Waterfalls hanging at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem, NY. The show can be viewed during regular library hours.

The paintings are for sale both at the library and here on my website. To see the paintings that are in the show, you can click the Ruth Keeler Library Gallery category here on my blog, and scroll down the paintings. I think there are still a couple that haven’t yet made it onto my blog, but they will be added soon. Or better still, go check out the show and you can see them all in person!