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Archive for the 'Cold Spring and Garrison' Category

Spring Morning at Boscobel Miniature plein air

Posted by Jamie on May 14th, 2013

2×4″, Acrylic on canvas panel
Miniature easel included with painting
$100.00 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.

Today I went to paint Cherry Blossoms at Boscobel. It is an annual ritual for me, and I look forward to it all winter. So, you can imagine my disappointment when I arrived on the scene only to find that the Cherry Blossoms had come and gone in the past two weeks! I guess the wind and rain a few days ago brought down whatever was on the trees. They were all green leaves, with pink petals strewn on the ground.

I wasn’t going to let a beautiful day go to waste though! There wasn’t much of the morning light left, so I pulled out this tiny panel, pulled up a chair along the bluff overlooking the Hudson River, and did one of my “Jamie’s Jewels Miniature Gems” paintings to catch what I could of the morning light over Constitution Marsh. In the afternoon, the marsh darkens and cools, and the contrast between land and water increases as the sun shifts to the west. You can see that already starting to happen in the scene behind the painting, though I think there must have also been a cloud obscuring the light from the marsh area when I snapped this picture!

I’ll be getting up a better image of this one in the days to come. I am just so thrilled that my image uploader on this blog seems to be working again, so even though I only have this little image that I snapped with my cellphone camera, I just had to post it! I do have quite a backlog here to photograph and get up on my site. Thank you for coming back to look at my work. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to show it, but there will be a lot more coming now that the site is running again.

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12×16″, oils on archival linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
This painting can be purchased at auction tomorrow at 4:30 at Garrison Art Center. The painting looks far better than this photo, which was taken with my cellphone camera. The blues are not so intense and of course the painting is in focus!

I hiked up to the peak of Little Stoney Point in Cold Spring-on-Hudson this morning to do this 12×16″ oil painting for the Garrison Art Center’s famous event, Artists on Location. The painting will be auctioned tomorrow afternoon at the Art Center along with works by 75 other artists. I’m sorry about the awful photo, taken with my cellphone camera in dim room lighting after I framed and delivered the painting. I didn’t bring a better camera because I didn’t want to lug one to the top of the cliffs! But all the paintings for the event will be there for you to see in person.

The painting depicts the northern entrance to the Hudson Higlands section of the Hudson River, between Breakneck Ridge on the right, and Storm King Mountain on the left. The island on the right side is Bannerman Island, famous for the castle ruins located there and its history. The Highlands is to me the most dramatic section of the River. I was standing at the end of Little Stony Point, and the Hudson sweeps around and past as it makes its way down toward West Point. I could spend a month painting at this location and not get tired of it!

As I was finishing up the painting, a big wind gust came along and took down my entire easel. The easel broke and my paint, brushes and turp went everywhere! Fortunately, having feared the worst as the gusts got stronger, I had already removed the painting from the easel. After that, I forgot to even photograph the painting on site. It wasn’t until I had already delivered the painting that I realized I hadn’t taken a picture, so I dashed back in with my cellphone camera. What a day! But hey, any day painting is better than a day not painting!

Here’s an image of the framed painting, though I’m sorry to say that it’s not any better an image, also taken with my cellphone.

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Cherry Blossoms Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on May 1st, 2012

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

Usually I do a large painting on site when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the Hudson River overlook at Boscobel. This year I didn’t plan well enough and ended up short on time to catch the blooms before the rain was predicted to take them all down! I dashed over there and set myself down along the path with my little 5×7 Guerrilla box, so I could at least get in a small one before they vanished. I wish the season were longer. I can never get enough of these amazing trees while they’re in bloom.

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Above is a photo of the scene and my painting. (You can click that image to see it larger.) By the time the painting was done, the sun had shifted all the way around, so the light in the scene at the time of the photo is not the same as the light in the painting.

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

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Spring Blooms by the Pond

Posted by Jamie on April 10th, 2012

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5×7″, Oils on archival linen panel
$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.

I went to Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, NY this morning to paint with a group of artist friends. I was thinking that I’d do a bunch of watercolor sketches, and then go back later in the week to do an oil painting. Just in case I changed my mind, I brought my little 5×7″ Guerrilla box along. I’m so glad I did, because when I saw this scene with the pond and huge masses of blooming daffodils, I had to paint it in oils!

It wasn’t long before the clouds moved in, the wind picked up, and raindrops started to fall. I had just finished up when that happened, so it’s a good thing I worked small. I’m grateful for being able to get outside to paint on a beautiful spring morning.

I was the first artist to arrive there today, and Boscobel is closed to the general public on Tuesdays. The Executive Director, David Krol, came out to greet me, and asked me if I’d like a tour of the newly renovated and stocked gift shop. It has been transformed into a beautiful, airy space with some really fun items, including high end picnic wares, beautiful pads of printed place mats (and really fun ones for kids!), books about the Hudson River and Hudson Valley, packages of potted herbs and lots more. Be sure you stop in there if you go to visit. The Hudson River overlook is always stunning, and Constitution Marsh is about to turn that beautiful reddish-gold color that it does for a couple of weeks in spring and fall. The cherry trees were heavily budded, and I expect they’ll be bursting with blooms any day now. In the meantime, you can check out the beautiful display of daffodils by the pond. Bonus: David told me that the Cold Spring Farmer’s Market will now be there on Saturdays, and grounds passes will be free during that time! So go stock up, and check out the famous view and the gift shop. You can do a house tour too. (The decor is to die for.)

Clearing Skies Over Boscobel

Posted by Jamie on November 29th, 2011

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12×16″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
$525.00 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 was painted on location at Boscobel Restoration, on a fall day that was heavily overcast and chilly, following a night of rain. By early afternoon, the sky had brightened and skies were clearing. The heavy cloud cover continued to lift and reveal wispy clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures. Of course I couldn’t keep chasing the light all day, so I tried to freeze the moment when the sun was breaking through the clouds and casting yellow streaks on the Hudson River off in the distance.

It’s hard to convey texture in a digital image, but here’s a closeup of a section of the painting:

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What I really enjoy about the texture in the painting is that it is not visible from afar. It’s only when you get close to the painting that you suddenly see a whole new landscape of texture on the surface!

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

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Lifting Haze in Constitution Marsh

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2011

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6×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
$150.00 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.

I hiked into Constitution Marsh on the Hudson River while the skies were overcast, but they didn’t stay that way for long. Keeping up with changing light as I painted was a real challenge! I brought just my oil paints and my Guerrilla Painter Thumbox in a backpack. That’s about all one could comfortably carry in over the hill and along the trails and boardwalks.

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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Constitution Marsh and West Point

Posted by Jamie on May 9th, 2011

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

This is the view from Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York, looking down the Hudson River, with West Point Military Academy on the far shore.

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9×12″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
$335.00 plus free 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 at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York. To my dismay, most of the cherry blossoms had come down in the strong winds during the week. I found this one tree that still had blooms on it, and pulled out my artistic license to add a few more.

From this vantage point at Boscobel, Constitution Marsh stretches out below, and the West Point Military Academy is on the hillside across the Hudson River. You can barely make out the buildings of West Point on the hillside in the painting.

Palette: Hansa Yellow Opaque, Diarylide Yellow, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Crimson, Transparent Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Titanium White

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.

Hudson River from Cold Spring — Work in Progress

Posted by Jamie on November 4th, 2010

Click image to enlarge:

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30×20″, Oils on stretched canvas

Whew! This has been one heck of a long day. I’m calling it a night and will continue with this painting in the morning, with a fresh eye and more energy! You can see next to the painting that I set my reference images on a music stand. They are light and take up so little space, and are easy to reposition as needed. This 30×20″ painting is being done from both a small watercolor painting I did of the scene, and a photo reference. Stay tuned for the finish!

Autumn Ablaze at Constitution Marsh

Posted by Jamie on October 26th, 2010

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5×7″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
Framed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was painted last week, the day after the larger Boscobel painting posted previously. I was actually planning to do a large painting at Cold Spring, but when I arrived there, it was so freezing cold on that open area of the river, that I went back to Boscobel instead. Even up on the bluff overlooking Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River, it was warmer than the other location. The marsh was even more beautiful than the day before, and due to the chilly weather, I painted small and went home earlier. I’m not ready for winter!

Peach Sunrise in Cold Spring

Posted by Jamie on October 2nd, 2010

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8×16″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Today was the annual Artists on Location paintout for Garrison Art Center. I drove down from upstate at 5:50am with two artist friends and we decided to spend the morning painting in the beautiful waterfront park in Cold Spring on Hudson. There was a pinky glow on the horizon suring the sunrise, and when I was about half way finished with the painting, some beautiful, wispy pink clouds moved into the scene just at the right time to pop them in. This photo was taken about a half hour before finishing it, so it’s pretty close to done here. We had to deliver the completed paintings to the Art Center by 2pm, and they were all auctioned off in a live auction at 5pm.

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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Boscobel Glow with West Point

Posted by Jamie on September 14th, 2010

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Today was Artist’s Day at Boscobel, and in spite of the exquisite weather, it was surprising that only about six other painters were there. The sun glistened on the facades of the buildings at West Point on the opposite hillside, and the glow of the sky reflected in the Hudson River. I’m sure going to miss this awesome weather in another six weeks or so!

For the past few days, I’ve been very attached to my little 5×7″ Guerrilla box. I just can’t let go of this thing! It goes everywhere with me, and I’m starting to enjoy this very small format again, especially since it’s a standard frame size.

Morning by Garrison Train Station

Posted by Jamie on July 7th, 2010

Click image to enlarge:

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8×16″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
$425.00 plus free 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 plein air painting that I did in May at Garrison Landing. It needed a few minutes of tweaks in the studio before posting and still needed signing, so I had to wait until I had the Fluid Acrylics out again!

I really enjoyed doing this painting; I need to do more street scenes! I so love the serenity and natural beauty of the Hudson Valley that it’s hard to pull myself away from that in order to paint more of our contemporary and man-made environment.

Fluid acrylics are so much fun. When I first started using acrylics, I used heavy bodied paints and diluted them to a more fluid state. It was very frustrating that this would also dilute the pigment load, and the paints would go streaky on me. Then I learned that the Golden Fluid Acrylics are formulated to have a very high pigment load already in that perfect fluid state. I was in heaven! I’ve loved using these ever since. They do dry quickly, so on a warm, dry day of plein air painting, I switch to Golden OPEN. The Fluids are also perfect for underpainting because they dry so quickly. Then I can finish the painting with Golden OPEN, which gives me extended working time and stays wet on my palette. These two products are so much fun that I sometimes wonder why I ever bother with oil paints!

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!

Spring Afternoon at Boscobel

Posted by Jamie on May 16th, 2010

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8×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

With the cherry blossoms gone at Boscobel Restoration, I turned my attention back to the Hudson River, and the channels weaving through Constitution Marsh. The afternoon light turned the marsh a beautiful, dark reddish color.

I used three of the new Golden OPEN Acrylic colors coming out this month for this painting: Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Crimson, and Prussian Blue Hue. I also added Raw Sienna and Cadmium Yellow Primrose. I love these new colors.

If you think you saw this painting before recently, it’s because you have! I posted it a couple of weeks ago, but decided to do some additional work on it. While I was painting on location, a wonderful ship went by out on the river. It was too early in the process to put it into the painting at the time, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted it in the painting. I added the ship the other day from a photo, and reworked a little of the foliage too while I was at it.

Here’s a photo of my setup and the painting with the scene, before I put in the ship. It’s always fun to see the painting and vista together!

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West Point from Garrison

Posted by Jamie on May 15th, 2010

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8×10″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I dragged myself out of bed this morning with a sinus infection, ear infection and strep throat (That’s why you haven’t seen any paintings coming off my easel for a few days!) and drove to Garrison to participate in the twice-a-year Artists on Location event. It was cold and windy along the river. I didn’t want to travel far to do my painting, so I set up right on the landing behind Garrison Art Center and painted this view of West Point. I loved the way the deep shadows cast by the foreground trees set up the painting.

There were several other artists painting on the landing too. Everybody was having difficulty holding onto their stuff with the stiff gusts of wind. Several paintings blew off the easels and of course we couldn’t use our sun umbrellas. I was cold and not feeling so great already, so I just did a small panting, finished it up as quickly as I could, framed it in the car, and brought it into the auction venue.

Of course, leave it to me to forget my camera. Grrrr! I took a quick photo of the scene and painting with my camera phone, since I won’t get it back again to photograph it if it sells at the auction. The painting ended up in the shade with most of the scene in the light, so it looks dark, but is not in real life. My phone takes terrible photos; it also can’t focus on something this close, but at least you get a little idea of what I did out there this morning. The auction is at 5:30pm tonight.

Palette:
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Yellow Medium and Deep
Pyrrole Red
Prussian Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White

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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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Bright Boscobel Blossoms on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on April 22nd, 2010

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11×14″, Oils on mounted Multimedia Artboard (ready to frame)
$460.00 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 was painted on a gorgeous, warm spring day. I headed out to Boscobel Restoration overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison, New York, and took in the spectacular cherry blossoms there. The saturated pinks against the blue sky were intense! Going back tomorrow……

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Raw Sienna
Permanent Rose
Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Viridian
Titanium White

Spring Beginnings at Boscobel

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2010

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12×16″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Today was one of those early, overcast spring days, with the foliage just emerging, and the flowering trees starting to bud. As always, the view overlooking Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River was spectacular.

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In order to maintain the limited color out in the marsh, I stuck to a two-color palette of Transparent Red Oxide and Ultramarine Blue until the very end, when I added a touch of Cadmium Yellow — just enough to mix a hint of green for the foreground shrubs and treetops.

Rising Mist at Daybreak Over the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on April 10th, 2010

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5×7″, Golden Acrylics on Ampersand Gessoboard
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Every once in awhile, we see something so extraordinary that we almost can’t believe it, even when witnessing the scene with our own two eyes. This pink, rising mist on the Hudson River that I saw one morning in Cold Spring as I arrived to paint, was one of those occasions. Initially, it totally obscured the mountains of the Hudson Highlands. As the pink shroud lifted from east to west, the towering hills emerged from the mist.

Sunset Sketch Over Storm King Mountain

Posted by Jamie on January 14th, 2010

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6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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I had a true painting marathon on the day I did this painting, leaving the house at 7am and not returning until after 8:30pm. It was a fabulous day of great weather and beautiful scenery in Cold Spring, New York, along the banks of the Hudson River. I can well understand why some of the Hudson River School painters loved to paint from this very spot; I love to paint here too!

This was the last one of the day—attempting to catch the fleeting sunset colors during the few minutes before the light faded into darkness. There’s never enough time to “finish” one when painting sunsets on location. It’s really a matter of grabbing color as it emerges, and hoping for the best!

Fall Majesty Along the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on December 31st, 2009

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12×16″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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This is another painting that was started on location and completed in the studio this week. I showed the work in progress with an image of the scene in a previous post. The humped peak in the painting is Breakneck Ridge. The marsh is where Fishkill Creek empties out into the Hudson River.

When I brought the painting back to the studio and put it up on the easel to add the finishing touches, I pulled up all my photo references from this location. I’d gone there several times during the falll, so I had photos from much of the season. I decided to go back a few weeks in time to when there was more fall in the air and leaves on the trees. I think it added a lot to the painting to be able to fill out that foreground tree.

Breakneck Ridge and a Yellow Sky

Posted by Jamie on November 18th, 2009

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9×12″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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Today I returned to the location where I painted yesterday. When I first arrived there, the sky was totally blue. I had to run back to the car to get my glasses, and by the time I returned, there were white clouds. Twenty minutes later, there was this dramatic yellow sky. I decided to stick with that! It wasn’t long before the sky changed yet again, but I really liked the drama of the yellow. When plein air painting, at some point we need to stick with the plan; otherwise we risk spending the day chasing the light and never finishing a painting!

I’m really loving this spot where Fishkill Creek empties out into the Hudson River, and the mountains of the Hudson Highlands loom in the distance. I’m so glad I found this place! After so many years of painting in the Hudson Valley, it’s always exciting to find a spot that offers new and varied scenery.

Painting Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on November 17th, 2009

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Today I was painting along the Hudson River and it was quite the challenge! I went with two friends to this beautiful marsh/river view, where Fishkill Creek empties out into the Hudson River. The big hump-like mountain is Breakneck Mountain. It’s rather distinctive!

I didn’t have time to finish my painting before the light started to shift too much to continue, but I don’t think there’s all that much left to do. It will mainly be a matter of working on the foreground tree, a little sky finishing, and some adjustments to the background. I’ll repost it when it’s done. Here’s how far I got today on location:

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This is the time of year when I’m trying to reap as much as I can out of what’s left of the milder weather. There will be plenty of bad weather days ahead to complete these in the studio, so I try to gather as much information about color and composition as I can while on location.

Show Opening at Bannerman Island Gallery November 14, 4-8pm

Posted by Jamie on November 13th, 2009

While out painting at Bannerman Island with friends two weeks ago, we were offered a show at Bannerman Island Gallery! The opening is this Saturday, November 14, 4-8pm. I’ll have some of my new fall works there, including the one featured below.

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Fall Along the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on November 11th, 2009

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5×7″, acrylic on sealed, primed hardboard
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This beautiful view of the Hudson River was painted from a photo I took. I love the look of the Hudson Highlands as the trees lose their leaves. They take on the most beautiful pinky-violet color until the greens of summer re-emerge. I have done an 18×24″ painting of this scene as well.

Canoeing the Hudson River in Fall

Posted by Jamie on November 5th, 2009

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I did a tiny, 6×6″ acrylic painting of this scene and liked it so much that I’d been meaning to do a larger version for quite some time. I broke out the pastels for this 12×16″ rendition. I hadn’t worked in pastel for quite some time, and really enjoyed the immediacy of the medium and color brilliance. I think perhaps there is a still larger version to be done at some point down the road!