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Archive for the 'Animals' Category

The Wedding Day

Posted by Jamie on December 1st, 2016

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8×10″, oil on linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This commissioned New York City wedding scene was a surprise gift for the bride and groom from one of the guests at the wedding.

Solo Exhibit at Who’s Cooking

Posted by Jamie on November 17th, 2016

14 Front Street
Croton Falls, NY

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Yesterday, I hung a solo exhibit at Who’s Cooking in Croton Falls, NY. Sixteen of my smaller paintings are there through the holidays. The image above shows many of my landscape paintings that are in the show. I’ve selected these because small paintings make such ideal holiday gifts. Everybody has a spot to hang a little gem! I’ll have paintings there until Spring, and will switch them out every month or so to provide new shows for customers and visitors. You can see the shows, and simultaneously pick up something for lunch or dinner.

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My popular little oil-painted bird portraits, in the gold/cherry, oval frames, are among the paintings in the show. My new camera has given me a much-needed advantage in getting reference images of these precious creatures!

Sepia-toned tree drawings are also represented in the exhibit:
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I’m sorry for the glare in the photo, but getting images through the glass on the drawings is challenging at best! If you’d like to be able to see each one better, you can check the link in the last paragraph below for the individual drawings on my website.

I plan to have some themed shows running after the holidays, such as sunrises and sunsets, and one of waterfalls in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. If you keep coming back from time to time, you’ll not only get to see new art shows, but you’ll experience the culinary wonders of the chefs at Who’s Cooking! It’s a fabulous lunch and take-out-dinner place, right near the Croton Falls Train Station. After hanging the show yesterday, I brought home baked cod with dill sauce for my dinner, steak for my husband, and a side dish of broccoli rabe. It was delicious. They also make the best homemade chicken pies I’ve ever tasted. I’m looking forward to sampling more from their menu. They are located at:

Who’s Cooking
14 Front Street
Croton Falls, NY

For those who are not within visiting distance, these paintings can also be purchased directly off my website and mailed to you. Click this link, then scroll down to see the individual paintings and prices with shipping. Please note that some of the website prices are different from the prices posted at the show. The paintings do not always include the frame if they are being shipped (though some do), whereas all of those in the show are sold framed. It will state on each painting post if the frame is included when sold from the website. Framing is always available at an extra cost if a the frame is not included. Website prices include shipping charges, but not New York State Sales Tax. If you are within NYS, sales tax will also apply. If you have any questions, just email me – JamieWG(at)aol.com. I hope those of you who are close enough will get over to Who’s Cooking to see the show!

Cheerful Visitor – Cardinal with Frame

Posted by Jamie on October 26th, 2016

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7×5″ (9×7 including frame), oil on panel, framed as shown (included in price)

I had this cheery, red visitor in my yard. Cardinals are impossible to resist in any setting or season! The cherry and gold framing is included in the price of this painting, since it’s so difficult to find nice oval frames that can fit a particular painting! For these framed bird portraits, I cut the panels to fit the frames before I painted them!

Blackburnian Warbler – framed

Posted by Jamie on October 24th, 2016

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7×5″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard, price includes frame as shown (Size is about 9×7″ with frame.)

This stunning Blackburnian Warbler showed up during a birdwalk this summer. I was lucky enough to get a great photo of him to use as a reference for this painting. I am loving these little birdies in the cherry/gold, oval frames!

Hermit Thrush and Her Dandelion, framed

Posted by Jamie on September 10th, 2016

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7×5″ painting, oil on panel, framed in cherry/gold as shown. (Frame adds about 2″ in height and width.)

This adorable Hermit Thrush was posing next to our driveway when my husband and I went out for a walk. I stopped to take pictures, and she gave me a bunch of poses, turning so that I could photograph her from every angle! She was the cutest and most cooperative bird model I ever encountered. I’m sure I’ll be doing more paintings of her!

I cut the Ampersand panels for the bird paintings into ovals with a scroll saw, to fit these cherry and gold, oval frames. The oval shape seems to suit these bird portraits perfectly. I didn’t think anybody would be able to find frames to fit, so selling them already framed makes the most sense, and means that it’s ready to hang on your wall right out of the box.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Posted by Jamie on May 2nd, 2016

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7×5″ oil painting in a cherry and gold, oval wood frame
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I’ve been wanting to do a series of bird paintings for such a long time! I bought a new camera with a long telephoto lens to get some good images to work with, and some beautiful, wood frames in cherry with a gold inner lip. Since it’s so difficult to get oval frames to fit, I figured I’d sell these already framed.

This first one is an Eastern Phoebe who has taken up residence under the gutter outside my kitchen window. The cute couple has a nest resting on a downspout there. This little guy is out there posing for me all the time. This one sold before I even had a chance to put it up here on my website, but there will be more to come soon if you’ve fallen in love with him.

Great Blue Heron in Winter

Posted by Jamie on March 9th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed
$3,800.00 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.

If you think you’re having a deja vu moment, this painting is similar to the one I posted last week! I took a series of photos of the Great Blue Heron in my yard. Here he is in a more upright pose, and it is a more detailed and refined painting. This painting is all done in shades of blue. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.
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The Big Chill

Posted by Jamie on February 24th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on paper mounted to hardboard (sealed and varnished, to be framed without glass like an oil painting)

Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This Great Blue Heron usually sticks around for the whole winter. I took a bunch of photos of him from my kitchen window, and painted him in a palette of cool winter blues, huddled against the cold. The painting developed a few small ripples in the process of wet-mounting the paper to a board after the painting was completed. With the painting hanging on the wall, you have to really look carefully to be able to even see them. With that disclosure, I am offering The Big Chill at a huge discount of more than 50%. In spite of the minor flaw, the painting is beautiful and is totally archival. It is varnished to be framed without glass, like an oil painting.

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Old Friends

Posted by Jamie on April 20th, 2015

On the Prowl

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This huge bobcat came to visit us several times during the winter! I set up my telephoto lens so that I’d be ready for him, and managed to capture a few good shots for photo references. It was a brutal winter for wildlife — so cold that our creek froze over a couple of times, which hardly ever happens. Apparently the bobcat found it easier to walk along the ice than through the deep snow. I saw him a few times cruising the brook like this, perhaps in search of ducks or geese, or whatever else he could find in that brutal weather.

Merganser on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on April 8th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This little Hooded Merganser was hanging around on the brook from time to time this winter. I watched and photographed him from the kitchen window, along with a visiting bobcat, and hoped the little guy wouldn’t become “dinner”. It was a terrible winter to be a duck in the northeast. Even our brook froze over for days at a time, which almost never happens. I’m hoping spring is finally on the way. I can’t wait to get out for some plein air painting again!

Henri the Hummer — a Summer Visitor

Posted by Jamie on February 25th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

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

This little hummingbird visits my feeder in the summer. I named him Henri after Henri Matisse. I’ve been wanting to paint him ever since I snapped this photo last summer. I loved the reflected red light from the feeder on his chest. It’s been so cold here in the northeastern U.S. that I figured it was time for some warm summer memories, and did this painting of Henri.

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.

Holiday Commission

Posted by Jamie on November 17th, 2014

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

I still have room in my schedule for a couple more holiday commissions, so please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if you’d like to order a landscape painting or pet portrait as a holiday gift for that Special Someone!

This painting is a commission just off the easel. I was so thrilled to receive the photo from this client of her dog in an action scene! It enabled me to put together my love of painting water with my love of painting animals. I also felt that the image displays much more personality than a typical pet-sitting-on-the-soft portrait. Sadly, this sweet dog, Maggie, passed away last year. The client wanted a holiday painting for her husband, done from his favorite photo of Maggie. This was the result, and she is thrilled.

Swan Song

Posted by Jamie on September 8th, 2014

6×8″, 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.

A few weeks ago, my friend Melissa came over early in the morning, and we painted beside the brook that runs behind my house. The warm colors of the creek contrasted with the cool greens of foliage. Just as I was almost finished, one of our resident swans came sailing over to check us out. I popped him into my painting before he swam around the bend, and he gave the perfect title to the piece. We saw lots of bird activity that morning; several warblers visited along with a Great Blue Heron, and a deer suddenly splashed across the brook, startling us! The wood duck box up on the tree on the right has housed everything from wood ducks to Screech Owls over the years. We’re never really sure what’s in there at any given time!

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

Leader of the Herd

Posted by Jamie on June 10th, 2014


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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
$130.00 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.

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take an animal sketching and painting workshop with my animal-painting idol, Joe Weatherly. Since then, I’ve been working on some anatomical sketches and other animal studies in the evenings whenever I have a chance. It’s going to be hard to get a lot done during plein air painting seasons, but I can definitely see diving into this in a big way when winter comes around! I learned so much, not only about drawing and painting animals, but also about the course of study I need to put myself through to be able to capture them convincingly from life. They don’t stay still like human models do!

I went with some painting friends to Stonykill Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY. It was a perfect opportunity to practice some cow-sketching. I chased this cow around until he was still long enough to at least get his basic shape in. He had the most gorgeous golden color and a regal disposition. I couldn’t get too far with the painting on location and had to finish it from a photo. I suspect that will be the case much of the time, though I know I’ll get better at painting animals on the fly as I get more practice and do anatomical studies.

Bathtime for Mango

Posted by Jamie on April 15th, 2014

5×7″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard
$130.00 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.

There aren’t many things in this world cuter than my studio mascot, Mango, taking his morning bath. I found this bright green bathtub for him years ago. The color matches him exactly, and seeing him splash around with the color-coordinated rubber ducky looking on is always a fun start to the day. Camera shy as Mango is, I managed to catch some photos of him during bath time, and I’ve been looking forward to painting this for a long time. He’s been supervising the completion of his portrait here in the studio!

Taking Flight

Posted by Jamie on December 5th, 2013

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Please click image for a clearer, larger view
9×12″, acrylic on paper, matted to 12×16″ and framed (included in price)
$275.00 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.

My husband and I rented a rowboat over the summer at North South Lake. As we were rounding a bend in the lake, we spooked this Great Blue Heron. I managed to capture a quick photo of him just as he was about to take flight. In looking through my images the other day, I thought this would make a great abstracted painting, with lots of movement, color complements, and contrasts. This 9×12 acrylic will probably be the predecessor to a larger version in the near future!

Great Blue Heron on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on August 28th, 2013

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7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$130.00 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 an older painting that I hadn’t seen for awhile, so I decided to pull it up to the top. Every once in awhile, it’s good to look back. :)

This little brook runs behind my house, from its source on the lake to the reservoir. It is the favorite hunting ground of this Great Blue Heron, who is never far away, and often perched on our lawn as you see him here, enjoying his latest meal. It sure was hard to paint him tiny enough to be in scale in this small painting! This was a test drive for a larger version that I’m considering.

My palette:
Titanium White (RGH + Griffin)
Cadmium Yellow Lemon (Rembrandt)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (RGH)
Cadmium Orange (WN Artist)
Bright Red (Pyrrole — WN)
Ultramarine Blue Deep (Utrecht)
Transparent Red Oxide (RGH)

Pink and Yellow Memories

Posted by Jamie on January 29th, 2013

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9×11″
Gouache on Black Stonehenge (100% rag, archival paper)
$195.00 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.

My darling husband bought me flowers, so I just had to paint them! I set them into a gorgeous, old Moorcroft vase that belonged to my grand aunt, and paired them with a little yellow bird carving. I purchased the little bird directly from the sculptor at an art show in Naples, Florida several years ago. I’ve always wanted to get that into a painting and finally had my chance! I like the way the flowers pop against the dark background, and the painting has the feeling of emerging from the darkness into the light, which the photo of the painting doesn’t quite capture accurately. As usual, the painting is better than the photo. I guess that’s why many people like to have paintings!

I think this would look especially beautiful with an ivory mat and narrow, contemporary black frame. It could go into a standard size mat and frame for an 8.5×11″ size painting, photo, or document.

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.

Giraffe at the Bronx Zoo

Posted by Jamie on March 3rd, 2012

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6×3″, Oils on gallery wrapped canvas
Mini easel below is included with the purchase of the painting

$130.00 plus $10 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.

Coke can is for size reference. Color is closer to the photo above, with the more muted background.

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This inquisitive giraffe was painted from one of the photos I took this past week at the Bronx Zoo. (You can see my sketches of the giraffes done at the zoo at this link.) I’ve really fallen in love with their beautifully expressive faces and graceful movements. Maybe I’ll do a few larger paintings of them too. They sure do seem to fit this tall format!

Quackers

Posted by Jamie on November 21st, 2011

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This painting is sold with the easel as shown below (quarter is for size reference):

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It is painted around the sides, so no frame is needed:

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3×6″, Acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, easel included with purchase
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I was painting by a pond one day and these adorable ducks were following me around everywhere! They posed for a number of fabulous photos, which begged to be painted. I thought this one would make a great holiday gift, so I painted it as a long format miniature. It can be set on its easel on a tabletop or mantle, or hung on a wall. Since it’s on gallery wrapped canvas and painted on all sides, it doesn’t need a frame.

Below is an image that you can click on to see the painting a bit larger:

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Posted by Jamie on December 4th, 2006


SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

When my Bichon Frise, Rondo, isn’t busy making trouble, he’s asleep on the chair or sofa in my studio. Even though he sleeps for long stretches, as soon as I start to draw or paint him, he gets up and moves, so I have to resort to photos if I want to capture him in paint.

Swinging on the Porch

Posted by Jamie on October 10th, 2006

7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
Not For Sale

This is my little buddy Mango. He loves to swing on just about anything. Here he is on his playset swing out on the porch, doing what he does best. He’ll be a year old next week. Maybe I’ll have to do an annual portrait of him. Mango loves to sit on my shoulder in the studio, but he’s not allowed down there when I’m working in oils. This one is currently not for sale because…well….because he’s my lil baby! Besides, there are still one or two little things I need to tweak in the painting.