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Archive for the 'Bear Mountain and Iona Island' Category

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!

Copper Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on September 20th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed

$3,000.00 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 painting was a long time in the planning! Several years ago, I went to a Hudson River overlook at Bear Mountain very early in the morning. It is on the western side of the river, so the sun was coming in toward me. The light streaming from the east silhouetted the land forms, and warm color streamed toward me from the eastern sky, reflecting in the water. I did a 5×7″ plein air, attempting to catch the fleeting light and color, while knowing it would all be gone in ten minutes. You can see that painting at this link.

Since then, I’ve done a few paintings based on that study, featuring the view over Iona Island and the warm, early morning light. The one at this link was a 6×9″ color study in golden hues. Another 6×9″ color study, with the orange hues as in the larger painting featured in this post, is currently at RiverWinds Gallery. I liked them both and it was hard to decide which one to go with for the large painting. In the end I decided to use the copper tones, building multiple layers of warm glaze colors over a monochrome underpainting.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting.
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Golden Sunrise Color Study

Posted by Jamie on July 21st, 2016

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6×9″, acrylic on board, unframed
$190.00 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.


Framing is available at an extra cost.

I did a few color studies for a large painting, and this one came out so beautifully that I decided to finish it off and offer it for sale. The colors are so much more subtle and beautiful in real life. I love this scene overlooking the Hudson River and Iona Island from Bear Mountain, and have painted it in many seasons and different mediums, at different times of day. I’ve painted it on location and in the studio. I just can’t seem to get enough of it!

Solo Show at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, NY!

Posted by Jamie on June 5th, 2016

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Dear Friends and Art-lovers,

I hope you can join me on Saturday, June 11 from 5-8pm at RiverWinds Gallery to celebrate the opening of my solo show, Hudson Valley Hues. I’ll have 11, 24×36″ paintings in the show, plus an assortment of new little ones just off the easel. I have been working on this series of paintings for two years. They are paintings of my favorite scenes throughout the Hudson River Valley. I’m so happy to finally be able to share and show them.

For those who cannot make it to the opening reception, the show will run from June 9 through July 3. The gallery is located at 172 Main Street in Beacon. Hours are Wednesday through Monday from 12-6pm. Please stop by and see the show if you can!

Jamie

Autumn Over the Hudson from Bear Mountain

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2015

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12×24″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

$800.00 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 a scenic drive on Bear Mountain. Facing upriver there’s a great view of Iona Island (which I’ve also painted many times), and downriver is this fabulous vista through the Hudson Highlands. The Appalachian Trail crosses the Hudson on this bridge. There were large boats and barges going by, and sailboats off in the distance, which I put into the painting as I saw them. With the autumn colors, it was truly a spectacular day. It’s taken me awhile to get around to taking the photo of the painting and posting it. But the good news is that by now the painting is dry and can be sent out to a new home!

Below is an image that you can click on for 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!

Sunrise Glare on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on January 13th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
$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.

The other day, I posted a painting done from Bear Mountain, overlooking this same view of Iona Island and the Hudson River. The challenge I faced on that one was the quickly changing light very early in the morning. I was so determined to capture the strong yellow glow before it vanished, that I went back the following day. I arrived very early and pulled out this small panel, covering it with the transparent yellow that washed the scene, and painting into that until the sun came up higher and the color again disappeared. Once that happened, I stopped and put it away so that I could finish it in the studio, and keep the concept intact. I tried to keep the painting as transparent as possible, using very little white to maximize the glow through the paint layers.

Boats and Trains Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on January 9th, 2015

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12×16″, Oil on oil primed linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting was started early one morning up on Bear Mountain, overlooking the Hudson River and Iona Island. The strong, early morning like lit up the river, and the island and mountains were all silhouetted. As I worked and the morning wore on, that colorful, angled morning light gave way to a different scene. Much as I initially intended to hold onto what I started with, I found myself changing the character of the light for a different, though still beautiful interpretation of the scene. I went back the following day to finish it, and caught the barge and tug going by, as well as the freight trains crossing over the bridge from the island. The box cars provided some great pops of color!

Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger, clearer view of the painting:
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9×12″, oil on archival linen panel, unframed
$500.00 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.

I few weeks ago I spent a glorious day painting with friends at Bear Mountain, overlooking magnificent views of the Hudson River. This vista to the south featured Iona Island, warm and cool color shifts in the water, and atmospheric distance effects. I want to go back again, and again!

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

Looking Over the Bear Mountain Bridge

Posted by Jamie on June 8th, 2013

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

This vista of the Hudson River from Bear Mountain is spectacular. I had one of those days of perfect spring weather to paint outside — not too cold, not too hot, not too windy, and shade! What more could a painter ask for?

It seems that everywhere I look lately, I’m stepping on or looking at the Appalachian Trail. Although I wasn’t thinking about it when up atop Bear Mountain painting this scene, the Appalachian Trail goes right across this very bridge over the Hudson River. I can’t even imagine the thrill that it must give to all those weary hikers to arrive at this spot and be walking across the Hudson at the entrance to the Hudson Highlands. Surely it must be one of the highlights of the entire trail. Through this section of the River, dramatic mountains rise up on either side, with bends and twists of the Hudson around the steep banks. The Highlands section runs from this area between Bear Mountain and Anthony’s Nose, up to Breakneck Ridge and Storm King to the north. This southern portion of the Hudson Highlands is quite a haul for me by car, so I don’t get down this way nearly often enough.

I broke my toe a few weeks ago, and spent the entire morning standing up and painting. By the afternoon I was sore, and took the easy way out. I sat in the shade of my big umbrella, painting comfortably with my little 5×7″ Guerrilla pochade box on my lap, and a Diet Coke by my side. Perfect!