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Archive for the 'Dutchess County NY' Category

Art to Go from the Hudson River Valley

Posted by Jamie on February 1st, 2017

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The other day, I varnished ten of my new Hudson River and Hudson Valley paintings. They range from scenes overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades from New York City, to Peach Lake in Brewster, and Burger Hill in Rhinebeck, up to the ledges of Sunset Rock overlooking North South Lake (beloved Hudson River School site), and the Catskill Mountains. Some of these were started on location and finished up in the studio, while others were painted from my photos and other plein air paintings. They represent much of the terrain I’ve traversed over the past six months or so, in search of the best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer my muse.

The varnishing process takes time to set up, so I like to do large batches at a time. Usually that means about 17-20 paintings. Lately I’ve worked on some larger pieces, which has lowered my production in terms of quantity. Working on those big paintings has meant that the little ones tend to hang out in the studio longer, before they get photographed, varnished, and up on my website. As the weeks go by, they get more touchups and adjustments as I see them. I think this has led to an overall increase in quality. As I look at this set of paintings now, I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved in this batch. Here’s a photo that you can click on, and you can then zoom in on specific paintings.

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The large, framed painting of the Hudson River and Palisades is already spoken for, and out the door. (I do miss that one already! But there is a smaller version of it available among the others, and I can always do another large one for you on a commission basis.) The smaller works above it are all available and in search of new homes. If you see one that interests you, send me off an email (or comment below), and I’ll get back to you with more information. They will all be posted individually as I adjust the single images. Some of those have already been posted with prices, and are visible by going to my home page and scrolling down.

Approaching Storm

Posted by Jamie on January 8th, 2017

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6×9″, acrylic on board, unframed (Custom framing available for an additional cost.)

$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.

This painting was done from a photo that I took at Innisfree Garden in Millbrook NY. It’s a scene that lends itself to many different approaches in light, color, and atmosphere. In this case, I used an analogous palette of mostly yellows, golds and earthy orange tones to cast a warm glow on an impending weather event, with a path to lead the eye into the painting.

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

Posted by Jamie on November 5th, 2016

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5.5×8″, watercolor on Arches rag paper

$115.00 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 painting with a group of artist friends in the town of Wappingers Falls. There were charming old houses all around. I settled into a shady spot close to my buddies, and did this watercolor of one of the classic village homes.

Last Light

Posted by Jamie on October 29th, 2016

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6×9″, acrylic on mixed media board, mounted to aluminum panel, unframed (Framing available at extra cost.)

I love this scene and have been playing with it in various color combinations for nearly two years. There are so many ways to interpret the composition in terms of light, season, focal point, and color palette, that I can’t seem to get tired of it! It’s a view of the lake at Innisfree Gardens. This most recent rendering is in fall colors, with the late day light striking the eastern hillsides and distant mountain before sunset. Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger view of the painting.

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Hudson Valley Golds

Posted by Jamie on September 11th, 2016

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6×9″, acrylic on panel

$180.00 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 painting is from a series of small works that I did as color studies for large paintings. It was painted with many transparent and opaque layers. A scene from Innesfree Gardens provided the inspiration for the painting, though numerous liberties were taken in the translation from location to photo and then to the painting. It is so representative of the beautiful scenery that surrounds us here in the Hudson Valley.

The Stone Church

Posted by Jamie on June 27th, 2016

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12×6″, acrylic on canvas board, unframed
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Over the weekend, I visited The Stone Church in Dover Plains with my husband. It was such an exciting location that I couldn’t wait to paint there. I went back today to capture this vantage point. I finished just as light started to come into the interior of the cave from above. I can see that this would be a great spot to explore from many angles, and at different times of day too. It could be my new fave painting spot!

Golden Morning at Vanderbilt

Posted by Jamie on June 13th, 2016

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6×12″, oil on canvas board, framed

This was painted on location in the fall at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York. It’s one of my favorite places to paint, and I don’t get over there nearly often enough!

Hudson Highlands in Autumn

Posted by Jamie on June 5th, 2016

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24×36″, Acrylic
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I have painted this scene many times out on location in Beacon. It is where Fishkill Creek enters into the Hudson River at Madam Brett Park. Although beautiful in all seasons, the marsh and foliage blazes with warm color in Autumn. For that reason, I selected this scene to portray the “Red Orange” painting of my recent series, Hudson Valley Hues. The painting is currently available at RiverWinds Gallery (see link above), and will be offered at a special price only for the duration of the show.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting. This painting was also the main image for the show card.

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Hillside Journey

Posted by Jamie on January 31st, 2016

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15×20″, acrylic on board
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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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Little Red Boathouse on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on February 24th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel

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Painted from a photo overlooking the Hudson River at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY.

Red Kayak on a Hudson Marsh

Posted by Jamie on February 23rd, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
$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.

My husband and I went for a hike and photo expedition in late fall along the Hudson River. I loved this scene with the kayak ramp, marsh, and Catskill Mountains in the background. When a kayaker came in to land and pulled her bright red kayak up onto the dock, I made sure to get the photo before she had a chance to take it away! I loved that pop of strong color in the scene.

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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Vanderbilt Vista

Posted by Jamie on January 17th, 2015

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6×12″, oil on archival canvas board
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This autumn painting was done at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:
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Colors of the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on January 5th, 2015

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18×24″, Oil on oil primed linen panel
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Few scenes are more striking that the autumn colors from Boscobel, overlooking Constitution Marsh, and the Hudson River, with the downstream vista of the Hudson Highlands in the distance. I paint it a few times a year and it never gets old for me! This 18×24″ version was just finished up in the studio, since I was a little short on time out on location.

Here’s an image you can click on to get a slightly larger view of the painting:

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Trees and Rocks Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2014

6×12″, oil on archival canvas panel
$250.00 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 morning scene from the beach at Little Stony Point, in Cold Spring NY, where the Hudson River wraps around the peninsula, creating magnificent views to Breakneck Ridge (shown here) and Storm King. I’ve been spending some exquisite, warm fall days here, painting away to my heart’s content.

Since this is such a long horizontal format, it’s hard to see it in this small space on my blog. I love painting these panoramic vistas. They look magnificent on walls, though not so great on computer screens due to the way they format on websites. Below is an image you can click on to get a larger view of the painting:

I have at least three more paintings to post from Little Stony Point, all finished within the past few weeks, but it will be several days before they are all photographed and posted. I apologize for the delay to those folks I met on the beach who are eager to see them! I’ll try to get them up here on the site within the next week.

Hudson River Sunset from Dennings Point

Posted by Jamie on October 1st, 2014

7×11″, acrylic on watercolor paper, matted to 12×16 and framed (included in price)
$250.00 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 love the Hudson River views from Dennings Point in Beacon. There are great downriver views of Storm King Mountain and Bannerman Island, usually with lots of atmosphere. I’ve only been to this spot a couple of times, but I enjoy using the photos I’ve taken there to create drama and atmospheric conditions that I’ve witnessed elsewhere on the Hudson River. It’s an interesting challenge to create something new. I’m working on some ideas for a larger painting, and this is one of them.

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

Sailing Past Storm King and Bannerman Island

Posted by Jamie on October 20th, 2013

5×7″, archival canvas covered hardboard panel
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My husband and I took a boat tour of Bannerman Island a couple of months ago, and I took a ton of photos. It was a gorgeous day with beautiful cloud formations. This was painted from one of my photo references. Bannerman Island has fascinating castle ruins, and sits at the entrance to the Hudson Highlands out in the river. The tower showing in the water is Margaret Tower — one of the three that sit guard around the island.

Cruising Down the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on July 9th, 2013

3×5″, acrylic on canvas panel, framed in a beautiful wide, gold, wood frame (included)

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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went on a boat tour of Bannerman Island. Although I’ve been there several times to paint for Bannerman Island Gallery, I’d never gone on the tour before. It was my husband’s first time setting foot on the island! It was nice to relax and enjoy his company, and to spend the time taking photos instead of lugging painting equipment and feeling so rushed to complete something.

I took loads of pictures. It was a day with fabulous cloud formations and good light. While at the peak of the island, facing south toward the Hudson Highlands, this boat cruised along heading downriver, and the sun beamed a yellow pathway on the water. I painted this miniature from the photo I took at that moment.

It’s always tough to get a good image of a painting in a frame, but I tried! You can click this image to enlarge it a bit:

The Great Swamp in Rusts and Golds

Posted by Jamie on June 6th, 2013

16×12″ with custom ivory mat and acid free backing board to fit a standard 12×16″ frame. (Painting size is 11×7″.)
Acrylic on Arches paper
$250.00 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 painting of a scene along the Appalachian Trail is the fourth in my Color Inspirations series. It was painted from the same reference image as the one I posted yesterday, where the Appalachian Trail goes through the Great Swamp, but with a different selection of colors. This painting has great transparency, which is what gives the sky such a luminous glow. I made sure to use transparent pigments that would maximize the effect. We don’t always end up with exactly what we were hoping for, but for me, this one did give me the effect I was after!

This paper is Arches 90# rough. The wonderful watercolor artist, David Taylor, told me that it’s a paper he likes to use from time to time, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s not one I’d have thought to use because of its lighter weight. It certainly does need to be taped down while painting to avoid buckling, and actually, the first batch of it that I ordered was buckled when it arrived at my doorstep. Thank goodness Dick Blick is such a reputable retailer, and they replaced all the paper right away. I’m enjoying the responsiveness of this lighter paper, and can see why David finds it appealing.

Great Swamp with a Golden Sky

Posted by Jamie on June 5th, 2013

8×10″ with ivory and gold mat included to fit a standard 8×10 frame. (Painting size is 5.5×8″.)
Acrylic on rough watercolor paper
$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.

I’ve been working on some color-inspired paintings lately, and this is the third of my Color Inspirations series. This scene from the Great Swamp lent itself to a golden sky, bringing out the colors of the marsh grasses and warming up the scene. My goal with this series is not so much to portray a specific place as to create a special drama or mood, using inspiration from the scene before me and a color palette that I feel complements the scenery. The tonal values at the location become more important than the actual colors. In this case, the trees contrasted strongly with the other elements in the scene. For that reason, I felt it was an ideal composition of tonal values, while shifting the color imaginatively. I think I’ll be doing several from this reference, exploring different color possibilities.

This also happens to be another scene along the Appalachian Trail in Pawling, New York. It is close to where the trail crosses Route 22. I seem to find a lot of inspiration along the AT these days.

I am doing these Color Inspiration paintings in assorted media. This one is acrylic on paper. I will mat it like a watercolor, but the versatility of acrylic also enables me to varnish and frame them like oil paintings. Very cool!

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.

Spring on the Swamp River

Posted by Jamie on May 22nd, 2013

12×16″, oils on oil primed linen panel

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This painting was actually started over a year ago along the Appalachian Trail in Pawling, New York. I put in one day on it last spring, and intened to finish it from a photo. I did a little work in the studio with it over the winter, but decided to get back to the location to finish it instead. When I returned, I worked until the light changed. Once the sun started to come from the other direction, I had to call it a day, in spite of the fact that it still wasn’t done! A week later, I returned to the scene of the crime to finally finish the painting! I’m so pleased with the way it turned out. Since it takes so long for oils to set, you can really pump up the colors and values by working on a piece in a few sittings.

This view of the Swamp River is actually the opposite direction from the little 5×7″ painting that I posted the other day. I painted from nearly the same spot, but sat up on a bridge overlooking the river, and facing the other way.

I hadn’t signed the painting by the time I took the photo, so that’s why my name is typed across the image. That lettering does not appear on the painting, and I’ll be signing it before it gets its final varnish.

Spring in the Great Swamp

Posted by Jamie on May 20th, 2013

5×7″, oils on oil primed linen panel

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I can’t get enough of this painting spot! It has really grown on me this year. There’s a long boardwalk along the Appalachian Trail, and loads of migrating birds passing through.This little oil sketch was painted on location just before the greens took over the landscape, so there was still a lot of color variation in the distant hills. Now they are all green! The Appalachian Trail runs through the Great Swamp at this spot, and I always get to chat with lots of hikers. It’s a great section of the AT.

Across the Hudson River from Norrie Point

Posted by Jamie on February 23rd, 2012

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5×7″, acrylic on archival, sized matboard
$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.

It was amazing how much the wind picked up since the calm, serene morning out on Norrie Point. The waves spattered mist, temperatures fell, and the wind whistled as evening drew near.

Early Morning from Norrie Point on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on February 22nd, 2012

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8×16″, Acrylic on archival canvas covered hardboard

$395.00 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 yesterday at Norrie Point in Staatsburg, New York. I went prepared with a wide panel because I remembered the huge expanse of the river at this location! I realized I hadn’t painted this long format for a long time, though it happens to be one of my favorite sizes. This is a color combination I use a lot in my watercolor work, so I wanted to see how it would transition to acrylic painting. I’m liking the transparency and warmth a lot!

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

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From the Field at Riga Farm

Posted by Jamie on August 2nd, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on archival linen panel
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I went to paint at my friend Melissa’s family farm, and was captivated by this composition from the field, with the fence line leading to the barn. There’s so much to paint there. She has the sweetest cows, who will lick you to death if you dare to cross the fence line!

Colors of the Hudson from Hyde Park

Posted by Jamie on July 4th, 2011

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12×16″, Oils on archival linen panel, custom framing included in price
$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.

It seems to me that whenever our painting group goes to the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, most of the artists prefer to paint the high view from up behind the mansion, or to spend the day painting in the beautiful Italian Gardens there. (You can check out my gouache sketch from up behind the mansion here.) But I’m always drawn to the Bard Rock section of the property down along the shoreline of the Hudson River. There are dramatic rock outcroppings there and beautiful trees along the river’s edge. Sometimes the color of the water is just too beautiful to believe. This was one of those magical days when the warm and cool colors mingled. I found a shady spot to paint that was surrounded by strong contrasts. I hadn’t been here for a long time, and I don’t think I ever painted from this exact spot before. The tide went out quickly, revealing more and more of the rocks that were nearly all underwater when I first arrived. It was another dreamy day painting along the Hudson.

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

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You can see a post I did with a photo of the scene and the painting here. http://www.hudsonvalleypainter.com/2011/06/27/painting-at-the-vanderbilt-mansion/

Painting at the Vanderbilt Mansion

Posted by Jamie on June 27th, 2011

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See the finished painting here.

I had a wonderful time painting with friends at the Vanderbilt Mansion with friends. This large, old estate sits along the Hudson River in Hyde Park, and is now owned by the New York State Park System. Most of our group painted up by the mansion and in the gardens, but when I come here, I love to paint down by the river. There’s always lots of shade, a cool breeze, and interesting rocks and trees to paint along the shoreline.

The water nearly covered those rocks when I started the painting. You can see how much the tide went out since then!

The painting is too wet to get a decent photo of it now. I tried, but there was glare everywhere. I’ll have to wait for it to dry a bit before I can get a photo to post. In the meantime, you can enjoy a view of my office for the day!

Amenia Overlook in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on June 8th, 2011

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7×10″, Watercolor on Strathmore 500 Aquarius II paper
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This little watercolor was painted on location in Amenia, New York.

Hudson Valley River of Grass

Posted by Jamie on June 6th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on archival oil primed linen panel
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I was painting up in Amenia, New York today. This distant view looked like a winding river of grass through the hills! There were a lot of clouds in the sky, which were forever changing the lights and darks in the landscape. I liked it best when the light illuminated the “river”, and tried to capture those moments in the painting.