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Archive for the 'Flowers, Gardens and Flowering Trees' Category

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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North Lake in Autumn with a Kayak

Posted by Jamie on February 20th, 2016

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18×24″, acrylic on linen board

$1,150.00 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 fall painting was done standing along the lakeshore at the DEC North South Lake Campground. There were fisherman and kayakers, as well as changing light, especially since I had to make a return trip to finish the painting. But the biggest change of all was when a DEC work crew came to trim the foliage I was painting! The guys were so nice, and agreed to leave this foreground tree alone so that I could finish the painting. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Blossoms at Thorn Preserve

Posted by Jamie on February 12th, 2016

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18×24″, acrylic on linen board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting was recently rented for a gallery scene in the new, upcoming HBO series, “Divorce”! It was exciting to work with a production company. I was impressed with the way they handled all the details in such a short time frame. I’m looking forward to seeing three of my paintings, including this one, in the final episode of the first season. There was no word on when the series was going to air, but possibly over the summer or in the fall.

The Thorn Preserve in Woodstock, New York is a favorite painting spot that I’ve discovered this past year. Every season has its unique aura there. The light strikes the eastern side of Overlook Mountain very early in the morning, and the tall trees cast their long shadows over the paths carved into the grasses and wildflowers. By 9:00 or so, that’s all gone as the sun rises above the tree line. On this particular day, the purplish blossoms were just starting to fade. I went back a couple of days later, and they were all gone! Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

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Autumn Path

Posted by Jamie on October 6th, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board

$150.00 plus $12 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

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

Flowers on the Patio

Posted by Jamie on September 20th, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board
$135.00 plus $12 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

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

Blazing Sunset Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on May 12th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on linen panel
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This painting of a colorful sunset over the Hudson River features thick paint laid on with brushes and palette knives. Summer blooms were in abundance, silhouetted against the light. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

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Old Friends

Posted by Jamie on April 20th, 2015

Cardinal Flowers and Queen Anne’s Lace

Posted by Jamie on April 6th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel

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While out walking in the woods one day, I stumbled upon a clearing with these gorgeous Cardinal Flowers and Queen Anne’s Lace. I took a photo, and I’ve been wanting to do a painting from that image ever since. Now I want to do a larger version too! In the meantime, I’m happy with this little one. (And it looks so much better in person than the digital image!)

Flower Path to the Gazebo

Posted by Jamie on November 7th, 2014

15×20″, acrylic on illustration board
Custom framing available at extra charge
$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.

This painting began on a beautiful early fall day at Muscoot Farm. I was out with some friends looking for a spot to paint and we came upon this beautiful hillside with wildflowers and a gazebo. There were so many great vistas from this location that all three of us ended up painting from totally different vantage points and directions. I selected the view up the hill, where the path lead through fields of wildflowers and grasses in violets and deep yellow-orange hues, interspersed with bits of green. It was heaven. Here’s an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

I tried to make the most of the beautiful autumn days by starting as many paintings during that time as I could, even though I knew it would leave me with a huge pile to complete in the studio. After all, I’ll have all winter to do that! And believe me when I tell you that the pile is big. So, some of the paintings I post during the winter will bring you back to those warmer times when I started them out on location. We can all use a little of that warmth during the winter season! I’m not terribly fond of winter and so I don’t enjoy painting it. It’s not a memory I want to have hanging on my walls when the weather finally improves! Yet, the winter gives me that opportunity to play with new ideas, take my time finishing up the uncompleted works, and exploring other subject matter. You’ll be seeing some interesting things emerge. Stay tuned!

Hudson River Blossoms

Posted by Jamie on June 21st, 2014


Please click the image for a more accurate and larger view of the painting.

5×7, oil on linen
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One of the highlights of my springtime painting excursions is always when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the Hudson River at Boscobel Restoration. It may take me ages to get the image posted, but I always try to get the painting done while the blossoms are there. Last year I missed my window of opportunity, and I almost missed my chance this year. Fortunately they bloomed very late and I was able to get over to Boscobel before they were gone.

Golden Flowers at Olana

Posted by Jamie on May 19th, 2013


5×7″, acrylics on rag board, custom framed in a gold plein air style wooden frame

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

This field leading up to Frederic Church’s Olana estate is a constantly-changing palette of colors and patterns. In late spring/early summer, the purple flowers vanish from the landscape and are replaced by weaving carpets of yellow and gold leading up to the mansion. Whether looking down at the Hudson River from the top, or up at the residence of one of the greatest Hudson River school painters, there is no shortage of subject matter here for a landscape artist. I’ve painted this scene a number of times, but I have to say, I am especially happy with this particular rendition!

Speaking of Olana, I have some big news! I’ll be teaching a three day workshop there for teens in August. The dates are August 13, 14 and 15, from 9:30-12:30. We’ll be painting the Hudson River School landscape with Golden OPEN Acrylics — the perfect medium for those hot summer days. There is also a great air conditioned studio space if the temps get brutal or we have a rainy day. This is the perfect introduction to painting for teenagers with some time on their hands during the summer, and Olana will provide the paints, brushes, and painting panels. Please pass the word along if you know anybody who might be interested.

Budding

Posted by Jamie on January 31st, 2013

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20×16″ in custom archival ivory mat with backing board, in a sealed polybag. This will fit any standard 16×20″ frame. Painting image size is 11×15″, Acrylic on Stonehenge Kraft (100% rag paper).

$490.00 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.

This is a day in the life of my amaryllis plant. I painted this while it was in the budding stage. I loved seeing the colors emerging from the buds, which seemed to grow and open even as I was painting. It’s amazing how quickly that happens once it starts. The morning after painting this, there were already flowers.

The Golden Airbrush paints behave very much like watercolor and gouache. “Airbrush” is such restrictive terminology for these versatile paints. They are great to use with brushes, and also with calligraphy pens. They can also be used on canvas, boards, or other supports you’d use for acrylics, and varnished and framed without glass like oils. I’ve just started working with them in the past six months or so. I’m enjoying exploring their capabilities!

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.

Morning with Thomas Cole

Posted by Jamie on September 22nd, 2012

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5×7″, Acrylic on Canvas panel
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This was at least the third time I’ve painted the home of Hudson River School artist, Thomas Cole. There’s something about the golden yellow glow and beautiful garden path that inspire me when I’m there. I did this painting for the “Postcard Show”, which is opening at the Thomas Cole House tomorrow. There was a pre-event today with about 60 of the 250 paintings displayed, and this one sold today!

The Artists Garden after Monet — Miniature Painting

Posted by Jamie on September 10th, 2012

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1.75×2″ including frame
Acrylic
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is another of my “Jamie’s Jewels” miniatures fresh off the easel. It is a tiny copy of Monet’s painting titled The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil. This colorful gem was so much fun to paint!

Golden Fields at Olana

Posted by Jamie on June 12th, 2012

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Acrylic on Arches CP 140#
Painting sent in archival mat and backing board in polybag, all ready to go into any standard 16×20″ frame. Painting alone is about 11×15″. (Painting can be sent mounted to board and varnished at no extra charge, to be framed without mat and glass, if you prefer.)
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I love the variety of painting with all types of media on a large selection of supports. But there’s nothing like the glow of transparent pigments on white paper! This painting really captures the shimmering golden fields at Frederic Church’s Olana estate. I went there in the morning and the purple flowers I’d seen just a week or two before were completely gone, replaced by bright yellow flowers blooming profusely. I took a bunch of photos before it started to rain, then headed back to the studio, where I painted this from one of the photos.

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.)

Lily and Clementines

Posted by Jamie on February 14th, 2012

6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed
$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 often place a piece of fruit at the base of a vase of flowers for still life paintings. For this painting, I let them swap locations, and put the clementines into the vase!

Water Lilies after Monet — Miniature Painting

Posted by Jamie on November 19th, 2011

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1.25×3.75″, excluding white border
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This is another Mini Monet from my “Jamie’s Jewels” line of miniature paintings. Since these tiny gems are so challenging to paint, they are done on a commission basis only. Be sure to make your requests soon (Like, yesterday!) if you want them for the holidays. They can be done based on any painting in my available or sold inventories, or of any painting in the public domain, or a scene of your choosing if you can provide a photo.

This one is being shown without a frame, since my handy client is making his own miniature frame! Most I frame myself. The paintings are sent in gold gift boxes, and I provide a miniature easel with each purchase.

Thomas Cole House

Posted by Jamie on September 7th, 2011

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9×12, Oils on archival linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is a new painting of the Thomas Cole House, done from a small plein air painting and a photo as references.

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1 1/4 x 1 1/2″ (framed size is 1 3/4 x 2″)
Golden Fluid Acrylics on Bristol Board
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Here’s another of my postage-stamp-size miniature Monet Impressionist paintings. They are so much fun to paint, and I always learn something new about the chosen “master” when I do one of these. I wish you could all see it in person. So much is lost in these digital representations of artwork!

These miniatures are done on a commission basis only, so if you’re interested in one, just email me at JamieWG@aol.com.

Below is another image of the painting. This picture is about twice the size of the actual painting:

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June Wildflowers

Posted by Jamie on June 14th, 2011

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20×16″ in custom ivory mat with backing board, Gouache on Stonehenge 100% rag paper. Image size is about 16×12″.
$490.00 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 was so disappointed when I heard we were going to have a rainy day today. I was looking forward to getting out and painting a commission that needs to be done on location. So I decided to turn the lemons into lemonade and continue with my “Flowers on Stonehenge paper” series that I’m enjoying so much. I picked the flowers late afternoon yesterday and arranged them in the vase so that I could start painting first thing today. I’ll have to look these all up in my wildflowers book to find out what they are. I’m pretty sure the little purple ones are asters, but I don’t know about the others. The tiny yellow ones on the left are so charming! I’d like to do another painting of those in a teeny tiny vase, so they can get the attention they deserve!

This was a much larger bouquet of flowers, so I went up to 16×12 in size. It just didn’t seem possible to do it smaller than that and still have space to let those long yellow flowers extend the way they love to do. It’s what gives them such character.

I love this vase. I bought it at a silent auction years ago, and it sat on a shelf ever since. I don’t know why it didn’t make it into the studio until now, but now that it’s here, I think it will become a permanent fixture!

Daisies in a Mexican Vase

Posted by Jamie on June 11th, 2011

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10×8″, Gouache on Stonehenge (archival, 100% rag paper)
$200.00 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.

My husband and I were in Woodstock, New York last weekend, and stopped at a flea market behind an old church. I found this charming Mexican vase there for a dollar! It seemed like the perfect thing for the wild daisies I picked.

I am loving how gouache performs on this Stonehenge paper. Previous colors of Stonehenge were all so light and washed out; this darker “Kraft” colored paper is just perfect!

Little Red Pot of Wildflowers

Posted by Jamie on June 10th, 2011

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5×7″, Gouache on Stonehenge paper
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I’ve done literally hundreds of drawings and paintings on kraft paper. In spite of the fact that it is not archival, the color is just too fabulous to pass up for some applications. So, when I heard that Stonehenge was coming out with a “Kraft” color in their gorgeous 100% rag, archival line of paper, I was thrilled. I started checking all the usual sources for it at least once a week. When I found it, it was only available in quantities of 25 full sheets. That was a good excuse to buy a lot of it!

I picked a huge bunch of wildflowers and set them out in six or seven vases. This little 5×7 is my first go on the new paper, and I think I’m in love!

This little red pot is one of my favorite vases. It was made by Marilyn Price, my favorite potter. Her pottery is available at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon. She makes her own glazes, and has the most beautiful shapes to her pots! It’s hard for me to go into the gallery and not buy a new pot of hers.

Afternoon in the Orchard

Posted by Jamie on May 20th, 2011

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8×10″, Acrylic on canvas
$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 was started on location in the apple orchard at Lasdon Arboretum in Somers, New York. I was about a half hour away from completion when thick clouds moved in and it started to rain! I had to pack up quickly and return home. Fortunately, I got a photo while the light was still good, and finished it from the photograph.

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
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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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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

Spring Playtime at the Farm

Posted by Jamie on May 1st, 2011

Click painting for a larger, clearer image:

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8×10″, Oils on Raymar linen panel
$265.00 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.

After braving yesterday’s cold and windy temps up on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River, I decided to opt for something more springlike today, and pulled out some of my favorite spring photo references. The red barn and forsythia really caught my eye here, and the children playing nearby were an added bonus. I remember this day at Muscoot farm like it was yesterday. I was out painting there and these adorable children (clearly budding artists) came over with their mom to look at my painting. They couldn’t wait to get home after that so that they could paint! The painting I did that day sold last spring; I’m glad to have a bunch of photos to work from to paint this barn again with the bright yellow forsythia.

My palette for this painting was Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Raw Sienna, Venetian Red, Ultramarine Blue and Cerulean Blue. I adore these Raymar linen panels. They have wonderful texture and always seem to give a painting that extra refined touch.

Pitcher of Flowers and Product Review

Posted by Jamie on February 25th, 2011

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7×5″, Oils on archival linen panel
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Every so often, especially in winter, I get tired of working in my studio. I have a little 5×7″ Guerrilla Painter pochade box that I keep stocked with an assortment of artist grade water mixable oil paints for these occasions. I can use them anywhere in the house, in a cafe, or for painting in my enclosed car, without having to use solvents. They perform quite well, and I love that they give me these opportunities to break away from the studio when I need to do so.

Tonight was one of those times. I set up a little still life on the kitchen counter, broke out my little “stealth painting box,” and had a wonderful evening! I adore this little box. It holds a couple of wet paintings and my paints. There is a little black shoulder bag available that just fits the box and has a couple of pockets for a few additional supplies. I can grab it and go at a moment’s notice, and be able to paint anywhere!

Here’s an image of my setup below. You can click on it to get a larger, clearer view:

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My palette for this painting was:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Permanent Rose
Ultramarine Blue
Transparent Red Oxide
Titanium White