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Archive for the 'Acrylic paintings' Category

West Across the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on February 6th, 2016

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

This large, colorful, splashy acrylic was painted on site at Olana, overlooking the Hudson River. It’s probably my favorite Hudson River view, and I’ve painted it on location a number of times in smaller formats. I always think about how many Hudson River School painters stood in this very spot, gazing at the distant Catskill Mountains while trying to capture the light and scenery here.

I didn’t have a setup to photograph large works very well until recently, so this large spring scene hasn’t yet made its debut on my website! It’s a perfect size for over a sofa, mantle or dining room wall.

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

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Hillside Journey

Posted by Jamie on January 31st, 2016

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15×20″, acrylic on board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was painted on location at a horse rescue farm. The rolling hills and tree lines made for a beautiful setting. The path didn’t exist, but I did a few preliminary sketches and felt it added a lot to the composition, so I pulled out my Artistic License and put it in there! Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Autumn View from Croton Dam

Posted by Jamie on January 29th, 2016

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16×20″, acrylic on 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 was painted from the top of Croton Dam on a brilliant fall day, looking down upon the park and the bridge that crosses over the river. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Croton Gorge Dam

Posted by Jamie on January 27th, 2016

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16×20″, acrylic on 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.

There are several wonderful views of Croton Gorge Dam, and great vistas from the bridge at the top as well. I was in a splashy acrylic mood on this day, and let the drips and splatters become part of the painting. This was painted mostly with the Golden High Flow acrylics, which have an ink-like consistency. They form a permanent shield just like other acrylics, so that they get sealed, varnished, and framed without glass, just like oil paintings. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting. Stay tuned for the view from the top, coming up in a few days.

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Mini Monet — Houses of Parliament at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on January 8th, 2016

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1 1/4 x 1 1/2″, acrylic on bristol board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

These miniature paintings, which I call “Jamie’s Jewels”, are usually done on a commission basis. In spite of the diminutive size, they are done under magnification, and are very time consuming. After being painted, they are varnished, framed, photographed, and sold with the miniature easel included. They are shipped in little gold gift boxes with gold bows, and make the ideal present for that Special Someone! This one is a miniature copy of one of Monet’s many beautiful renderings of the Houses of Parliament.

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 #3
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Kaaterskill Spring Afternoon

Posted by Jamie on November 24th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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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Autumn Path

Posted by Jamie on October 6th, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board

$150.00 plus $12 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 little plein air piece from along my driveway. I’ve painted here in every season; it’s an easy spot for me to get to! Perhaps someday I should have a show of driveway paintings because I do paint there frequently. I liked the way the rock outcropping illuminated at the end of the road in the morning light, and the colorful wildflowers lining the sides of the path.

After the Rain at the Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 29th, 2015

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16×20″, acrylic on canvas-covered board

$850.00 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 waterfall is nestled deep in the woods behind my house, so I go there to paint frequently. Following a rainfall, the sound is a roar as the water hits the base of the falls and rushes down the many cascades below.

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

Posted by Jamie on September 27th, 2015

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8×6″, acrylic on board
$160.00 plus $15 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.

Painted on location in the Catskills.

Bend in the Creek

Posted by Jamie on September 26th, 2015

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8×10, acrylic on board
$260.00 plus $15 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 scenes that I had my eye on for a year or so before I had a chance to get out there and paint it. The location is very close to a dramatic waterfall, so I always ended up painting the falls instead! I went out there several days in a row, and so finally had the opportunity to sit by the quiet, meandering stream with my paints.

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You can click this image above for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

Summer at the Old Homestead

Posted by Jamie on September 23rd, 2015

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9×12, acrylic on canvas board

$325.00 plus $20 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 Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s original home on his Olana estate. He lived here in “Cosy Cottage” before building the huge mansion atop the hill overlooking the Hudson River. I love this view from the side, with the hill in the distance and farm fields below. I’ve been painting it for a couple of years in different seasons and formats, and checking it out at different times of day to see the lighting variations. I really want to do a very large painting of the scene, so in the meantime, I’m exploring what form that will take! Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

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Full Sails on the Santa Maria

Posted by Jamie on September 22nd, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board
$135.00 plus $12 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’ve been picking up some ship models at flea markets to paint and sketch.This is a really old model of the Santa Maria, wonky and aged and appears hand carved. It has a character that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it! I brought it out to the patio and painted it in acrylic.

Flowers on the Patio

Posted by Jamie on September 20th, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board
$135.00 plus $12 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 a full day of painting, I usually go out on the patio and relax with a tall glass of iced tea and my little dog, BB. I sit in a comfortable chair and admire the hanging plants, backlit by the late afternoon sun, and enhanced by the dark trees in the background. I’ve always wanted to paint them, but by that point in the day, I’m just too tired to pull out my paints again. Eventually I did get around to painting them though, as you can see!

Overlooking the Fields 5×7

Posted by Jamie on September 2nd, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board

$135.00 plus $15 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 favorite fall vista from Olana, homestead of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. Every time I go there, I stroll past this field and overlook to see how the color has changed through the seasons. The fall grasses begged to be painted! I did this small one, and then did a larger version of it (which you can see by clicking here). I recently realized that I’d neglected to photograph and post this smaller one!

Over the Dam

Posted by Jamie on August 29th, 2015

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6×8″, acrylic on canvas board

$160.00 plus $15 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 on location a few weeks ago — a charming spot on a beautiful day!

Kaaterskill Falls Late Morning

Posted by Jamie on August 10th, 2015

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8×6″, acrylic on canvas board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was the second of three paintings done this season at Kaaterskill Falls — one of my favorite painting spots!

Kaaterskill Spring Morning

Posted by Jamie on July 14th, 2015

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10×8″, acrylic on linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is one of a series of three Kaaterskill Falls paintings done on location in acrylic. It’s the tallest waterfall in New York State, and was a favorite spot for the Hudson River School artists. There is a lot of construction going on by the falls now to improve access for the public. In the short term, that has meant limiting access so that they can do the work! Fortunately, I did a bunch of paintings up there early in the season, so I don’t mind taking a little break from it now. I’m looking forward to checking out any new vantage points once the trail work is completed.

Summer Afternoon at Olana

Posted by Jamie on July 13th, 2015

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12×24″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Following two days of painting for the Olana Plein Air Event, (home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church), this is the painting I selected to put into the auction that marked the culmination of the event. Actually, I laid out all the paintings I’d done during that period, and my husband chose this one! The painting sold at the auction.

Thirty wonderful artists were juried into the event. With tough competition, I felt very fortunate indeed to have been selected to participate. Even though I live so close and get to paint at Olana frequently, it’s always a magical experience.

Below is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger view. It’s hard to show these panorama-format paintings in the space allocated for a blog image!
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I set the painting into a gold plein air style frame and it looked completely washed out. So instead, I opted for this dark, coppery-wood frame with gold trim.
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I’ll be posting the rest of the Olana paintings I did in the days to come. I have some from a month or two ago to post also, so you can expect a lot of Olana pieces to materialize in these posts as I try to catch up with myself!

Catskill Nirvana

Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2015

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16×12″, Acrylic on archival canvas board
$535.00 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 had an irresistible invitation to paint at somebody’s home overlooking the Schoharie Creek. There were gorgeous views of Stony Clove Notch, but I was drawn to this upstream composition of the creek as it wound through her property. I scrambled halfway down (and back up again!) the steep slope with all my painting gear, but the reward of the vista was well worth the effort.

Clouds Over the NYC Skyline

Posted by Jamie on June 15th, 2015

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6×8″, acrylic on canvas panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Click here for a larger version of the scene, which is still available.

This painting was done as a commission, based on a larger painting I’d done previously. The client needed to be able to travel with this painting that he ordered as a gift, so the smaller size was a necessity. If you see something on my site that you love, but want an original in a larger or smaller size, I can do that for you! Painting it in acrylic made a shorter time frame possible too.

Rondo by the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on February 17th, 2015

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24×36″, Acrylic on paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Figure Montage No 4

Posted by Jamie on February 10th, 2015

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16×20″, iridescent and interference acrylic on archival matboard
Varnished to be framed without glass (like an oil painting)

$400.00 plus $20 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 montage was done in open studio, using iridescent and interference acrylics. It makes the painting hard to photograph due to the glimmering of the paint. It is a very challenging way to work because you never know what pose the model will take next! You can end up with an empty space on the panel, and a pose that doesn’t suit the space. Some of them work out compositionally and some don’t. I felt this was one of the lucky ones, where all the poses could work together. I love doing these. It’s so different from the other work I do, and gives me the opportunity to work outside of my box.

Below is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger, clearer view:
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Hudson River in Blues and Rusts

Posted by Jamie on February 3rd, 2015

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20×30″, acrylic on stretched canvas, custom framed

$2,500.00 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.

I’ve been wanting to paint this scene of the Hudson River for ages! It finally took the freezing cold of winter to be able to shut myself in the studio long enough to get it done. You can make out Bannerman Island on the right, up against Storm King Mountain. Little Stony Point comes out into the river from the left. The scene is from Dennings Point, facing south. Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Display easel included. Painting is sent framed, in gold gift box with bow and easel.
2 x 2 1/2″ including frame
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This miniature sunset featuring the Hudson River is the perfect gift for that special someone. Everybody has a place for one of these little gems, and they arrive already framed, in a gold gift box with the display easel. To see more of my miniature paintings, click here and scroll down.

This was painted from a Hudson River overlook near the Bear Mountain Bridge. My husband and I went on a photo expedition and were treated to a great sunset, which made it worth putting up with freezing cold temperatures! I got a bunch of great photos to work from during the winter, so stay tuned!