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Archive for the 'Gallery' Category

Golden Field

Posted by Jamie on September 29th, 2018

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8×16″, acrylic on Arches board
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is one of the paintings that will be in my show at the Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose NY. The Opening Reception is this Sunday, September 30, from 3-5pm. If you’re in or around the Hudson Valley, I’d love to see you there! The show will be up until October 28 if you cannot make it to the opening.

This stunning view of Stony Clove was painted on site from a field on a private estate. Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger view of the painting.

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Surprise!

Posted by Jamie on September 28th, 2018

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16×12″ including mat and backing board
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is one of the paintings that will be in my show at the Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose NY. The Opening Reception is this Sunday, September 30, from 3-5pm. If you’re in or around the Hudson Valley, I’d love to see you there! The show will be up until October 28 if you cannot make it to the opening. I’ve framed up a dozen watercolors for the show, in addition to my oils and acrylics.

Yes, it’s really me! I’ve been painting lots of florals lately. Flowers have always been outside my wheelhouse. I’ve painted them in still lifes, in a more realistic/illustrative style, but always felt they were foreign objects that I didn’t really understand. I have the blackest thumb around and can’t even grow them! (Though I am determined to try to change that next year…) I wanted to take on a new challenge this summer as well as do more watercolor work, so I combined the two. I’ve been purchasing flowers every week, and working toward finding my own expressive style by filling a sketchbook with studies, and doing watercolor paintings from these weekly bouquets. I think I’m really going to enjoy painting florals when the winter chill makes it hard for me to get outside for plein air work.

Artists Nest Falls and Whale Rock

Posted by Jamie on September 27th, 2018

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6×12″, acrylic on canvas panel

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

This is one of the paintings that will be in my show at the Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose NY. The Opening Reception is this Sunday, September 30, from 3-5pm. If you’re in or around the Hudson Valley, I’d love to see you there! The show will be up until October 28 if you cannot make it to the opening.

This is one of my favorite spots on the planet to paint, meditate, or just listen to the sound of the rushing water. Serene! Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger image of the painting.

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First Day of Summer at Olana

Posted by Jamie on June 26th, 2018

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I was painting at Olana (home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church) last week on the first day of summer. The weather was perfect and I was with good friends; what could be better?! I’d planned to paint the view from the top by the mansion, but it was closed off due to construction. So, I went to my favorite place overlooking the river, and painted there instead. There were wonderful long shadows on the ground when I started, so I made sure to get them in early, before they disappeared!

Here’s a view of just the painting:
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8×16″, oil on linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

If you’d like to see it a bit larger, below is an image you can click on for a larger view:
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View from Cope’s Lookout at Mohonk

Posted by Jamie on June 24th, 2018

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8×16″, oil on linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Here I am, having a great day painting at Mohonk Mountain House during their Community Week. I took shelter from the sun and glare in one of the little “summer house” gazebos. Here’s a shot of the painting, after I got it home:
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These panoramic format paintings don’t have much room to display on my site. If you’d like a slightly wider, larger view, you can click the image below:
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Afternoon Stillness

Posted by Jamie on January 17th, 2018

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6×12″, oil on linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This little oil painting was done in late fall on location. My friend Trish and I hiked out to the boardwalk at Constitution Marsh to spend a gorgeous day out on the Hudson River. The property is an Audubon Preserve, and there are always eagles and interesting wildlife around. I had to pick out a few bugs and do some touchups afterwards, so it’s taken me awhile to finish it up and get it posted. The atmosphere was so quiet that day, with barely a ripple in the water and a cloudless sky. Dreamy!

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Impending Storm at the Lake

Posted by Jamie on October 19th, 2017

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Watercolor, 12×16″ (matted size)
Painting is in a sealed polybag, matted, with backing board. The painting has a custom ivory, archival 12×16″ mat with archival backing, ready to go into any standard 12×16″ frame.

North South Lake is one of my favorite painting spots for birches and atmosphere. In this painting, I got both. The Hudson River School painters also favored this location. I love the way pinks and violets play together, so I explored that interaction in this painting. You can click the image below for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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River Arch III

Posted by Jamie on July 21st, 2017

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12×16″, watercolor on paper. Includes mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″).
Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame, or I can frame for you for a small additional fee.

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

This was painted a couple of weeks ago beside one of my favorite creeks in the Catskills. I can’t seem to stop going there! There are endless compositional possibilities and color harmonies to explore in these quiet, meandering banks.

Great Blue Heron Over North South Lake

Posted by Jamie on July 19th, 2017

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12×16″, watercolor on paper. Includes mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″).
Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame, or I can frame for you for a small additional fee.

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

This painting features another atmospheric day at my favorite place for painting atmospheric days — North South Lake! The Great Blue Heron flying over was a nice accent to the dramatic sky. Click the image below for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Moored in a Storm

Posted by Jamie on June 24th, 2017

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12×16″, watercolor on paper. Includes mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″).
Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame, or I can frame for you for a small additional fee.

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

This painting of a moored boat with dramatic skies was painted from a photo I took a few years ago. I made several attempts at a watercolor rendition of this scene before coming up with this one, and hope to do more. I like the drama of it, and the way these colors work together. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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River Arch

Posted by Jamie on June 17th, 2017

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12×16″ including mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″). Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame.
Framing available for a small additional fee.
Watercolor on paper

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

While out hiking in early spring, I came upon this stream with several arched trees extending from the shorelines over the water from either side. As the creek meandered, the shoreline trees formed arches through the various planes of the scene. I took a lot of photos to do a series of these arched tree forms, and hope to return soon to paint some of them on location. They present interesting compositional opportunities focused on the arches, and reflections in the distance, and/or transparency of the water as it nears the foreground. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Hudson River Sunset

Posted by Jamie on April 2nd, 2017

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
Framing available for a small additional fee.

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

This painting features the fabulous view from the hills above Garrison, looking over West Point, and north through the Hudson Highlands to Bannerman Island. It is a stunning vista at any time of day, but sunsets are magical!

Winter Along the Creek

Posted by Jamie on March 31st, 2017

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12×16″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
Framing available for a small additional cost.

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

I have been wanting to paint this scene ever since I saw it for the first time a few years ago. No matter what time of day or season, this view in the Catskills is spectacular. My husband and I drove past a few weeks ago and I took some photos. During the big snowstorm last week, I started the painting; it seemed appropriate! I’d like to do a large format horizontal of this view also….someday.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.
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Hudson River Twilight

Posted by Jamie on March 28th, 2017

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12×16″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
Framing available for a small additional fee.

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

I have a favorite field I like to paint from at Frederic Church’s Olana estate in Hudson NY. Hudson River School artist Church did a lot of sunset paintings from that area of his property. I was walking along the trail past one of his painting spots close to sunset when I caught this opening in the trees, overlooking the Hudson River through the clearing. I started to paint it on location, but couldn’t finish in time before it got dark. I snapped a bunch of photos while painting, and finally had a chance to finish it up today. I definitely want to check out this scene again at other times of day, and in other seasons. They’ve been working a lot on clearing overgrowth to bring some of these views back that have gotten overgrown as the years go by. I’m always excited to see what’s new in the landscape there!

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

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

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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Summer Journey on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on September 19th, 2016

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7×5″, oil on linen panel

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

It’s not often that I find a vertical composition I really like of a Boscobel scene. I usually paint that vista in a panoramic fashion, but the path of the marsh channels works well this way too. Maybe there is a new series of verticals coming!It would certainly be a different way for me to explore this landscape that I’ve been painting for so many years.

This was painted on location at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, New York, toward the end of one of those stellar, long, summer days. The scene overlooks Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River. Helicopters were flying overhead in formation from West Point as I painted!

Turquoise Waters

Posted by Jamie on July 22nd, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on sealed archival foam board
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

I wanted this Hudson River painting to depict the colors of a summer day on vacation, and to take me to that “happy place” with all the time in the world, and without cares. I think I captured the warm Caribbean feel I was after, while maintaining the strong sense of the Hudson that the mountains of the Hudson Highlands provide. The photo for this painting was taken out on the river near Beacon.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger view of the painting.
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Summer Morning on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on July 14th, 2016

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6×12″, oil on canvas board, unframed (Framing available at extra cost.)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I spent a magical day painting at Boscobel. The weather was ideal, and a huge buck was staring at me from the distance. (Expect to see a painting of him soon!) There was tug and barge traffic out on the river, helicopter formations flying overhead from West Point, and good company with other artists. It’s hard to beat a day like that.

Below is an image you can click for a larger view of the painting.
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Autumn Hike

Posted by Jamie on June 18th, 2016

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6×9″, Acrylic on multi-media board mounted to hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

My husband and I were out hiking on a beautiful fall day in the Hudson Valley. I snapped a photo of this couple walking down the trail, which became a great painting subject. This painting went out to my Hudson Valley Hues solo show at RiverWinds gallery before I had a chance to put it up on my website, and has sold at the show. Thank you, RiverWinds! The show will run until July 3 for anybody who has not yet had a chance to go see it. The gallery is at 172 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Monday, 12-6pm, closed Tuesdays.

Violet Reflections

Posted by Jamie on June 8th, 2016

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24×36″, Acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is another acrylic painting in my analogous palette series. It’s one of my favorites of the series. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:
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Hudson Highlands in Autumn

Posted by Jamie on June 5th, 2016

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24×36″, Acrylic
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

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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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

Winter Sunset on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on April 14th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel

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

My husband and I love to go on sunset expeditions with our cameras. This is Croton Point Park near sunset, facing south. The cold, bare winter trees provided an elegant contrast with the warmth of the colorful sunset. Their graceful silhouettes add so much to the composition, and allow for plenty of color to come through until the spring leaves fill out the forms and obscure the view.

Autumn Over the Hudson from Bear Mountain

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2015

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12×24″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

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

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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New York City Skyline from the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on January 14th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on archival linen panel
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

There is a park along the Hudson River in Irvington, New York, which has nice views of the New York City skyline. A client suggested I check it out, so I went with my camera one extremely windy, cold autumn day. It certainly wasn’t the kind of day I’d want to be out painting along the river! However, there were wonderfully dramatic skies and choppy water reflecting light from the breaks in the clouds. The spray flew up in all directions, and I nearly got soaked out there just taking pictures! This painting was done from references obtained during that expedition.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Red Barge on a Gray Day

Posted by Jamie on December 17th, 2014

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8×10″, oil on canvas board, unframed (Framing available at extra cost.)

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

This was painted on a rainy day along the Hudson River in Cold Spring. The red barge and tug that came along added that splash of color that I’d been looking for to complete the scene! Below is an image that you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

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View from Above Croton Dam

Posted by Jamie on November 3rd, 2014

20×15″, Acrylic on illustration board, custom framed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Come see this painting and 16 others that I just dropped off at RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon, New York. The opening reception is this Saturday, November 8, from 5-8pm. I’d love to see you there! Bring a friend and do some early holiday shopping. The show will remain up through the holiday season. If you can’t make it this Saturday, you can check out RiverWinds during their regular business hours. You can find directions and their hours on their website.

My friend Johanne and I went on a hunt to find out how folks were getting up to the top of the bridge over Croton Dam. We were surprised and delighted to find out that although there is very limited parking, there is an easy paved path and fantastic views from all angles. We went back with our paints and some more friends last Friday and had a wonderful day here, up on top of the world. The weather was picture-perfect, and the slight mist created by the wind and waterfalls kept my acrylics from drying out too fast! I have really fallen in love with this location, both from the bottom facing the dam, and from here at the top.

Touches of Autumn at Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2014

12×6″, oil on canvas board
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This was possibly my last fall hike up to the base of Kaaterskill Falls, one of the Hudson River School painters’ locations that I love the most. It was a cold day, and I was the last of my painting group to leave the spot. One of the park rangers was up there with me, with occasional hikers coming along to view the magnificent waterfall. I was glad to see they finally had a ranger there to try and dissuade hikers from venturing up the sides of the falls, where two have already died this year.

I’ve done so many paintings up here, but I think this was the first time I did a 2:1 ratio at this spot. I really like the way it works with these proportions. I think this layout gives a truer impression of how tall the falls are.

Frederic Church’s Tree in Miniature

Posted by Jamie on September 11th, 2014

4×2″, oil on canvas board, display easel included
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I haven’t done many miniatures for awhile, and I find I’m really missing them! They are wonderful gift items, and make a beautiful display set on their miniature easels on a side table or desk. This is a painting I did on location at Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s estate, Olana. This tree overlooks the Hudson River along one of the carriage roads. I’ve done a few paintings of this tree and just can’t seem to get enough of it! A lovely wooden display easel is included with the painting. No framing needed!

Overcast Day at Sunset Rock

Posted by Jamie on September 7th, 2014

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

Rain threatened on the day I ventured out to do this painting, but we hiked up to Newman’s Ledge anyway, and then settled in for lunch and some painting time at Sunset Rock. This was a favorite painting spot of the Hudson River School artists, and I think you can see why. Kaaterskill High Peak and Round Top mountains are in the distance, with North South Lake stretched out below. We figured we’d be able to spot the rain coming in from the west before it got to us, and we headed down the mountain when the front started moving in.

Here’s an image I took at the scene that day:

You can click the image below to get a slightly larger view of the painting: