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Archive for the '16×20 and larger' Category

Windy Little Cove

Posted by Jamie on October 28th, 2014

18×24″, Acrylic on archival linen panel
$1,150.00 plus $35 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 one of those kinds of fall scenes I love to paint — with color, transparency, and reflections. It’s the type of subject that seems to draw me no matter where I am, but this time I happened to be at North South Lake. The early morning light showcased the transparency in the water in the foreground, but quickly gave way to sky reflections and windy turbulence. I went back a few times to finish the painting. It’s one of my favorites of the year!

Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

Soft Morning Glow Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2013

12×24″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard
$750.00 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.

After the three day Olana event, we had to select one painting to turn in for the jury and the auction. I was undecided about whether to submit this one or the other. My husband liked this one better, but I decided to turn in the other. Usually I paint the big overview scene with the Catskill Mountains showing on the right side, but this time I decided to shift the scene the other way, so that I could include Frederic Church’s pond, with the river out in the distance. This was a nice change from the way I usually paint this view, and one that I think I will revisit from time to time!

For some reason, the orange in the sky is showing stronger in the photos than in the painting itself, so take that into consideration when viewing the images. Here is one you can click on for a larger view:

Fall Sail acrylic sketch on board

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2013

15×20″, acrylic on illustration board
$350.00 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 is another in my series of large acrylic sketches on illustration board. They are really fun to paint, and I’ve found that calling them “sketches” sets me free to experiment with brushwork, drips, colors, compositions, and other boundaries that I might be hesitant to explore if I call them “paintings” from the outset. I go into it thinking “sketch”, and whatever emerges is what it is!

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

Backlit Reflections at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on September 28th, 2013

18×24″, Oil on archival linen panel
$1,050.00 plus $45 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 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:

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
$400.00 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 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.

Spring Burst

Posted by Jamie on June 2nd, 2013

15×11″, custom matted (ivory mat) to 20×16
Acrylic on rag paper

$400.00 plus $35 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 painted in The Great Swamp, which runs through Putnam and Dutchess Counties. I painted it on location in Pawling, New York, beside the Appalachian Trail. It was one of those times when I really felt like exploring the possibilities of acrylic paint with drips and spatters, which seemed quite appropriate as spring was bursting all around me in scattered leaf forms and brilliant yellow-greens.

I did this on watercolor paper to take advantage of the color blending capabilities in the initial stages. I also happen to love acrylic on paper more than anything else. There is something about water media that just adores paper supports. The advantage using acrylic on paper is that it can still be varnished and framed without glass just like an oil painting or an acrylic on canvas. In this case though, I really liked the look of the painting with the mat surrounding it to give it some breathing room, so it is being matted to 20×16″ and framed with glass and a beautiful gold wood frame to bring out the sparkle of spring. Acrylic is the most archival material out there, so I love working in this versatile medium that I know will last for generations to come.

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!

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.

Hudson River from Above — an oil sketch from Olana

Posted by Jamie on September 12th, 2012

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16×20″ custom framed with an archival ivory mat and classic gold frame (included in price). Oils on sealed rag paper. Painting image size is 1/4 sheet (11×15″) in a 16×20 mat. It looks especially elegant with the mat and frame!

$675.00 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 painting was done on location overlooking Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s estate, Olana. It is the famous Hudson River classic view from the property. This started out as a monochromatic oil sketch on location, but as the it progressed, I was unable to avoid the temptation to start putting in color!

Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger view of the painting:

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Waterfall Wonderland

Posted by Jamie on May 25th, 2012

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16×20″, Oils on archival linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is a painting that I’m still working on, but it’s nearing the finish line. I spent two days working on it out on location, hiking 3/4 of a mile back into the woods with my painting gear. The light changed quickly. I think what I’ll have to do at this location in the future is to work on several paintings over a period of several days, so each time the light changes, I can switch to another painting done during that time frame. I’ll either finish this one up in the studio, or make another return trip to the falls.

It was great fun to paint this, using transparent layers, pulling out lights and adding darks, then building to opaque sections. I love painting this size and larger. It’s mainly transporting all that gear, plus the limited time factors, that keep me painting smaller on site most of the time. I’ve resolved most of the setup issue by using light tripod easels and clamping a light palette to the easel itself, rather than carting my Soltek easel (which weighs a ton but handles large panels with ease) or one of the popular box/tripod solutions. Although the box/tripod setups are touted as being “light”, they aren’t light for me! I guess “light” is a relative term.

I’ll be reposting this once it’s finished. With all the rain expected over the next week, it might be sooner rather than later if I have studio time to fill!

Figure Montage No 2

Posted by Jamie on March 30th, 2012

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16×20″, Acrylic on archival board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

These montages are such an interesting challenge. You never know in advance what pose will come up next, so getting them to fit together compositionally is sometimes like attempting to make a jigsaw puzzle out of mismatched pieces! I like the way these poses came together though, and when she decided to do the last pose lying down, it gave me that nice horizontal element across the bottom.

This surface is a black archival drawing board. I coated it front and back with matte medium to protect and seal it, as well as provide additional tooth. The matte medium keeps the paint workable a bit longer also, since the water doesn’t absorb into the surface. After sealing the board, I put a stencil rid over it, and sprayed it with diluted interference and iridescent acrylics to give it some visual texture, depth and shimmer. Then I painted the figures in acrylics over the top. It will be clear-sealed again, this time with gloss medium, and varnished. That way, it can be framed just like an oil painting, without glass.

Below is an image that you can click on to see it larger:

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Figure Montage — Acrylic on Board

Posted by Jamie on March 14th, 2012

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16×20″, Acrylic on archival drawing board
$295.00 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 figure montage was done in open studio life drawing from poses that ranged from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. I prepared a 16×20″ black and iridescent support in advance, then layered the poses on top of that background. I did blue and purple figures on the shortest poses that began the session, since those colors tend to recede. I layered warmer colors over cooler colors, and let the poses overlap and interweave. Great fun!

This painting was done as an acrylic on board so that it can be framed without glass like an oil painting. The archival board was sealed on both sides before painting. It will be signed and then receive two isolation coats, followed by a coat of beautiful gloss varnish. It will fit any standard 16×20″ frame.

Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger, clearer view:

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Morning Light on the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on March 7th, 2012

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18×24″, Oils on archival linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting is a view of the Palisades from Riverdale, New York. You can see a photo of the work in progress on this post.

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

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Hudson River Work in Progress

Posted by Jamie on March 5th, 2012

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18×24″, Oils on archival linen panel

This is a studio painting I’m working on of the Hudson River and Palisades. It’s being painted using some plein air watercolor sketches that I did on location in the fall as references, combined with some photos. Not too much farther to go on this one, so I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

[Edit: You can click here to see the finished painting.]

After the Rain at Pomeroy Falls

Posted by Jamie on July 6th, 2011

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16×20″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on Canson Board
$750.00 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.

The day after a big rainfall, my friend Gretchen and I decided to venture to Pomeroy Falls to experience the waterfall at its most dramatic. It did not disappoint! We planned for a full day of painting, so I had enough time to pull out a large panel. I love painting with Golden Fluid Acrylics and Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid. When I get immersed in this medium, I often wonder why I ever paint with anything else!

Here is a larger image; just click it to enlarge:

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June Wildflowers

Posted by Jamie on June 14th, 2011

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20×16″ in custom ivory mat with backing board, Gouache on Stonehenge 100% rag paper. Image size is about 16×12″.
$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.

I was so disappointed when I heard we were going to have a rainy day today. I was looking forward to getting out and painting a commission that needs to be done on location. So I decided to turn the lemons into lemonade and continue with my “Flowers on Stonehenge paper” series that I’m enjoying so much. I picked the flowers late afternoon yesterday and arranged them in the vase so that I could start painting first thing today. I’ll have to look these all up in my wildflowers book to find out what they are. I’m pretty sure the little purple ones are asters, but I don’t know about the others. The tiny yellow ones on the left are so charming! I’d like to do another painting of those in a teeny tiny vase, so they can get the attention they deserve!

This was a much larger bouquet of flowers, so I went up to 16×12 in size. It just didn’t seem possible to do it smaller than that and still have space to let those long yellow flowers extend the way they love to do. It’s what gives them such character.

I love this vase. I bought it at a silent auction years ago, and it sat on a shelf ever since. I don’t know why it didn’t make it into the studio until now, but now that it’s here, I think it will become a permanent fixture!

Spring Serenity Above the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 11th, 2011

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18×24″, Oils on archival oil primed linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Every spring I go to paint the Cherry Blossom trees at Boscobel Restoration, high above Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River across from West Point. This spring I was sure I’d missed the boat in terms of the cherry blossoms, so I was thrilled to see a few trees still in full bloom when I arrived there yesterday morning. The marsh still has its nice spring color — orangy red in the morning, turning to dark violet by late afternoon as the sun marches across the sky. In a few weeks, that will all give way to the greens of summer, and all of the extraordinary color will be gone.

Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger version:

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Sunset at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on January 26th, 2011

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16×20″, Oils on archival linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is one of my favorite places to paint. I’ve done several paintings of this beaver pond in all seasons, both from photos and on location. I never get tired of it! You can click here to see images of the painting in progress.

The subtle colors and textures are so much nicer in the actual painting. A lot doesn’t show up in the photo, but if you’d like to see a larger picture of this painting, click the image below:

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Awaiting an Adventure — Catksill Marina by the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on November 22nd, 2010

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16×20″, Acrylics on archival board
$695.00 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 painting done partially on location during the summer. I drove around with my friend Karen looking for a painting spot near the Hudson, and we finally came upon this marina view in Catskill. Around the bend in the painting lies the Hudson River. I loved the blue of this sail cover, and the colorful floats piled up on the bow, waiting for adventurous souls to go out for a sail. I didn’t have time to finish it on location and it’s sat in the studio for a few months now, just waiting for the finishing touches! I finally pulled it out this morning and finished it off.

Many of my finishing touches are done at this ArtQuest desk. The easel part adjusts to any angle, and there is a support for a monitor/laptop. I use the keyboard shelf for my palette. I love this thing!

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Here is another image which you can click to see a larger view of the painting:

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These images are looking quite dark to me, but the painting is not this dark.

Hudson River Serenity

Posted by Jamie on November 9th, 2010

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30×20″, Oils on stretched canvas
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting was based on a small watercolor piece I did, titled Bench with a Hudson River View. You can see the watercolor version here.

Under the Bridge at Devil’s Kitchen

Posted by Jamie on October 27th, 2010

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16×20″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on archival Canson board
$750.00 plus $35 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 another painting from one of my favorite locations in the Catskills. The chasm to the right, “Hell’s Hole”, goes down over 100 feet. My friend Tarryl was standing to my right as I painted this, and I wanted to tether her to a boulder to be sure she wouldn’t take a tumble!

I loved the way the strong light illuminated the foreground rock ledge, and drew the eye through the tunnel to the waterfall beyond. I feel like I could paint this scene a hundred times and not get tired of it.

Here’s another image that you can click on to see a larger version:

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Dreamy Fall Morning at Boscobel — Hudson River painting

Posted by Jamie on September 22nd, 2010

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16×20″, Acrylics on archival board
$750.00 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.

It’s hard to beat a beautiful fall day of painting at Boscobel Restoration, along the Hudson River in Garrison, New York. The warm color in the sky was there when we arrived, but it didn’t last long. The water was shimmering, and the rusty oranges were just starting their assault on the greens in Constitution Marsh. In a couple more weeks, the marsh will be ablaze with reds. Helicopters came and went from West Point, birds chirped, and tourists strolled the grounds. The barge and red tug making their way upriver were the crowning touch. It was a stellar day!

Here’s another image that you can click to enlarge:

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Catskill Serenade

Posted by Jamie on August 22nd, 2010

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Catskill Serenade
16×20″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on archival board
$695.00 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.

Here a clickable image, if you’d like to see a larger version of the painting:

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This painting features a view of the famous of Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top mountains as seen from the Hudson Valley, where one enters Kaaterskill Clove. I did a small, 6×8″ version of this scene a few weeks ago and liked it so much that I returned to do a larger version.

Click image to enlarge:

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16×20″, Acrylics on archival board
$695.00 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.

I went back up to the Catskill Mountain House site, eager to do a larger painting overlooking the Hudson River Valley from up there. It was a fairly overcast morning, and looking out from the cliff’s edge, the most striking feature below me was the silver ribbon of the Hudson River off in the distance. The Berkshire Mountains merged into the sky beyond the river. Bits of farms and buildings peeked up from below as the morning went on and the haze started to lift, so I put some of those in too as they came into view.

This Canson MiTientes board has a fabulous surface texture, varnished to a beautiful sheen, and can be framed without glass like an oil painting. It’s my favorite surface for acrylics. Stay tuned for a special series on this surface sometime around November!

Cherry Blossom Path — Hudson River Composite

Posted by Jamie on May 21st, 2010

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18×24″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard

This was painted on location at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, NY a few weeks ago. It needed a few finishing touches and signing in the studio, which I finally got to do today.

This painting is not an exact scene, but rather a composite of elements that were there at the time. There was a row of cherry blossoms in full bloom that were stunning. There was also a path alongside them; however, that path is actually on the other side of the trees, and runs parallel to the river, rather than toward it. I wanted to switch things around for a change, have the pathway lead the viewer’s eyes to the overview of Constitution Marsh, and bring the cherry blossoms into the painting as well. Fortunately, as artists, we can use our artistic license to have our cake and eat it too!

The Wishing Well

Posted by Jamie on May 4th, 2010

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This painting is matted to 20×16″, with an archival custom ivory mat and backing board in an archival polybag, to fit a standard 16×20″ frame. The painting itself is 15×11″, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb 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 little stone well caught my attention as it stood out in value and texture from amidst the tall evergreens.

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This watercolor painting has an archival ivory mat and backing board to fit any standard 16×20″ frame, and is in an archival polybag. The painting is 11×15″ (quarter sheet), on Fabriano Artistico paper.

$390.00 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.

It was a beautiful evening on Friday along the Hudson River in Beacon, NY. My painting buddy, Sue, went with me to Long Dock after we left Boscobel, and I did this quarter sheet watercolor before sunset. Facing Cold Spring, this cluster of trees was leaning toward Breakneck Ridge, creating a wonderful composition.

I love my new Plein Air Pro watercolor easel. Since it has the little shelf, I’m thinking I can probably use it for smaller oil and acrylic paintings too, though I haven’t tried that yet. Here’s a photo of the scene and the easel:

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Oak Tree in Late Spring 24×36″ oil painting

Posted by Jamie on April 6th, 2010

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24×36″, oils on stretched canvas
$3,500.00 plus $125 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 spring landscape is of the old Oak tree at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, New York. Unfortunately, the tree was destroyed during a big storm. I really miss its massive presence in the landscape.

View from Hunter Mountain — large oil painting

Posted by Jamie on March 27th, 2010

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28×42″, Oils on stretched canvas
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Finished at last! This was such a great painting to work on. Those of you who have been following along may remember that my client for this painting sent me samples of her carpet colors to work into the landscape. They were gorgeous rusts, ochres and muted greens. Selecting a specific color palette is a great way to commission a painting that you know will go with your decor!

Here’s a link to the painting’s beginnings, if you’d like to see how I started it.

Here is a link to the color/compositon study for the large painting.

Lastly, here is a link to the plein air painting I did on location. I took my painting gear up on the chair lift!