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Archive for the 'Greene County' Category

Dancing Apple Tree

Posted by Jamie on June 12th, 2014


Click image to enlarge.
9×12, oils on board
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to paint at a private estate in Platte Clove. There were beautiful mountain views, colorful marsh scenes, and a serene spring-fed pond, but what really captivated me was the graceful arc of this apple tree leaning over the view.

Bastion Falls in Pastel

Posted by Jamie on June 11th, 2014

12×9″, pastel on Wallis paper
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People pass by this beautiful waterfall around the horseshoe bend on Route 23a, heading through Kaaterskill Clove into the mountains. There is a big sign next to it that says, “Kaaterskill Falls”. But this is not Kaaterskill Falls; rather, the trail that leads up the mountainside to the base of Kaaterskill Falls begins at this point! This significant, but smaller charmer, is Bastion Falls. I’ve walked past it many, many times on my way up the trail to paint the famous Kaaterskill Falls. For once I decided to stay at the trail head and sketch Bastion Falls.

I had my little dog BB with me, and I’d spent the entire morning working on a larger painting from a second tier of this waterfall. I went home for a late lunch, returning with my dog, lightweight pastel setup, and a gardening cushion to put on a rock to sit on. I have to say, I really loved working on this one. It’s still in a sketchy stage and I was considering finishing it; but some things are best left with the spontaneous freshness and expressive strokes that further refinement can so often obliterate. I’ve decided to call it “done” just the way it is. It has the energy, movement, and high contrast that I wanted to capture. And I want to go back and do another!

Above the Falls

Posted by Jamie on June 8th, 2014


Click image to enlarge.
6×8″ Oil on board
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Last week I painted up above Kaaterskill Falls with a few friends. In fact, I spent the entire week painting at some of my favorite spots with a fabulous group of artists from New York Plein Air Painters. This is the top of Kaaterskill Falls, right where Lake Creek goes over the edge and drops 269 feet to the base of the two-tiered waterfall. I try to stay away from the edge and spare myself the vertigo! Many of the Hudson River School painters did famous works from this very spot. The light up there is fantastic at any time of day, with beautiful colors and strong values. It’s a challenging scene to paint, which hopefully I’ve come to handle better over time! This was painted very directly with oils, and then I added a few final touches and made a couple of adjustments in the studio — like picking out the bugs!

Sunset Memories

Posted by Jamie on April 16th, 2014

5×7″, oils on Ampersand Gessoboard, custom framed
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This is a spot that was one of Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s favorite places to paint. I visit here frequently at sunset with a small pochade box to paint studies and take photos. Last year, I experimented with some color palette ideas in watercolor and acrylic from many of the photos I took here. This morning I pulled out all those color studies and some of the photographs, and explored those ideas in oils. I think I feel a series coming on!

Taking Flight

Posted by Jamie on December 5th, 2013

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Please click image for a clearer, larger view
9×12″, acrylic on paper, matted to 12×16″ and framed (included in price)
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My husband and I rented a rowboat over the summer at North South Lake. As we were rounding a bend in the lake, we spooked this Great Blue Heron. I managed to capture a quick photo of him just as he was about to take flight. In looking through my images the other day, I thought this would make a great abstracted painting, with lots of movement, color complements, and contrasts. This 9×12 acrylic will probably be the predecessor to a larger version in the near future!

Backlit Reflections at the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on September 28th, 2013

18×24″, Oil on archival linen panel
$1,050.00 plus $45 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 has been sitting on my easel awaiting changes for awhile now. Every time I think I’m finished, I see that “one more thing”! I spent some more time with it this week and I feel I can call it done now. It’s an 18×24″ oil painting of a scene overlooking a beaver pond at the height of fall foliage. I’ve worked off several photo references taken at our place upstate. It is a secondary pond that the furry engineers built once the first pond filled to capacity. The dam got too high to withstand much more pressure, so the clever critters built a lower pond to give it more stability. This second pond backed up the water to the primary dam to relieve pressure, and extended their food source into the woodlands along the stream. There was a little peninsula of land left in between the ponds, where I stood to take the photo references. Since then, they were trapped out due to property damage suffered by neighbors with the high water levels and runoff. The two streams that converge there have resumed their uninterrupted course through the woods, and this pond is no more. I have several paintings I’ve done there that remind me of what it looked like with the pond. Given the usual play of events, I suspect we will see another dam here within a couple of years!

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

Over the Edge at Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 25th, 2013

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

Some scenes I paint over and over again and never get tired of them. Occasionally, I need a couple of years “off” from one of those vistas, and then I return with renewed appreciation for nature’s majesty. This famous scene at the top of Kaaterskill Falls is one of those magical spots. The Hudson River School painters frequented this spot too. When viewed from the top, it’s hard to believe that this little creek going over the edge is actually the top of the tallest waterfall in New York State!

Below is an image of the painting in progress. As you can see, somebody was taking advantage of a quiet afternoon to catch a little snooze on the rock across the creek. I was worried that he’d roll over in his sleep and go right off the edge!

Catskill Drama from Olana

Posted by Jamie on August 21st, 2013


8×10″, acrylic on Arches board
$200.00 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 have big news! Jurors have gone through the artist applicants for the three day Olana Paintout and Art Auction on October 3-5. They have selected twenty-six artists for the event, and I am one of them! So I’ve been spending some time strolling the grounds there and doing lots of small plein air pieces at different times of day, to help familiarize me with vistas both old and new on the 250 acre estate.

This view of the Hudson River and Catskills is not one I’ve painted before. The Hudson River appears as a streak in the foreground amidst farmland and low hills, before arriving at the dramatic skyline of the Eastern Escarpment of the Catskills. It’s quite different from the south-facing view we’re all accustomed to seeing from the front of the mansion. I’d like to revisit this spot a few times.

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

This painting was done with Golden Open Acrylics. They were such a pleasure to work with, staying juicy and blendable all through the painting process. I used them on an Arches hot press board that I sealed with two coats of Fluid Matte Medium. The painting can then be varnished and framed like an oil painting. I love this surface for acrylics! It’s one of my current favorites, and the varnished paintings look absolutely stunning.

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8×10″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
$200.00 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 drove up the mountain to South Lake, where Thomas Cole did his famous painting, Lake with Dead Trees, and many other Hudson River School painters did their renditions of Round Top Mountain’s peak looking down upon the lake. It was my intention to finish a painting I’d started there on Friday. However, the light was totally different, and I saw a beautiful sunset emerging. I decided to do this new painting instead, and chased the sunset to the very end.

Platte Clove Cascade and Olana Workshop

Posted by Jamie on July 28th, 2013

12×16″, oil on linen panel
$535.00 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 painting depicts one of those clear, cool cascades in Platte Clove, where I spent many hot summer days painting. It has the feeling of being deep in the refuge of the shaded mountain forest. Most of the painting was done on location, and some finishing touches were added in the studio. It is one of my two entries for the Twilight Park show this year, which is August 10 and 11, at the Twilight Park Clubhouse. This show brings out the best artists of the Catskills, and many from the Hudson Valley journey up to submit works as well.

If you’re interested in attending my Olana workshop from August 13-15, don’t forget to register asap so that you can be included for supplies! Olana has grants to subsidize this workshop, so it’s a great opportunity to paint at one of the dramatic Hudson River School sites, receive some painting tips, and have supplies covered at an extremely reasonable cost. Information about the workshop is on their website. (Scroll down below the cancelled writing workshop for the Landscape Painting workshop!)

Here is an image of the Platte Clove Cascade painting that you can click to enlarge for a better view:

Twilight at the Lodge

Posted by Jamie on July 20th, 2013


12×16″, acrylic on archival Canson board
(You can frame this painting without glass.)

$525.00 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 is my converted barn artist’s retreat, which sits at the base of the Eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountain range. At twilight, the mountainside and tree line have the sun behind them, throwing light up toward the sky, and the lights in the house glow yellow-orange from the reflection of the warm wood interior. The long row of windows at the bottom is my studio.

This painting makes me feel like I’m coming home at the end of a day out hiking in the woods, which is exactly what I was doing when I took the reference photo from which I did this painting. I hope you can also feel like you’re stepping off the woodland trail, and welcomed by the glimmering lights from within the house.

This painting was done with the brand new Golden High Flow acrylics, which I just got a few days ago. I’ll be posting a review of them this week once I’ve had a chance to work with them a bit more, so stay tuned!

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

Old Maple by the Creek

Posted by Jamie on June 26th, 2013


5×7″, Oils 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.

This wonderful old maple tree sits beside the creek in my yard, just downstream from the waterfall. That’s why I haven’t painted it until now! I always mean to paint this downstream view, but end up giving into the temptation to face in the opposite direction to paint the waterfall. In fact, there is so much painting potential from this one spot that I could probably do an entire show of paintings by just rotating a few degrees every couple of days and painting what lies in front of me.

Now that I’ve done this one, I’d like to do three more facing this way. One would be a larger version of this scene. A second would be this scene, but with a high horizon, so it could focus on the water reflections in the foreground and the transparency of the crystal clear pool there. A third would be a painting of a closer view of the tree trunk, in a vertical orientation. I’d best get busy!

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

Mossy Falls in Pastel

Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2013

15×11″, pastel on Rives BFK rag paper
$295.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

I posted a photo of this scene the other day with the waterfall in progress. I keep thinking it’s done, and then end up reworking sections of it. Maybe it is done now, but if not, you’ll see it posted again with revisions!

It sure does seem like “Waterfall Week” here on my blog. Actually, only two of the ones I’ve posted this week were done this week. For some reason, the others just didn’t make it up on my website until this week. However, it is true that I never seem to tire of the challenge of painting waterfalls. We’ve had tons of rain this week, and they are predicting a lot more over the next couple of days, so I think it’d be a safe bet that more waterfall paintings will be coming off my brushes in the near future!

Waterfall in Greens and Pinks

Posted by Jamie on June 13th, 2013

7×5″, oils on linen panel
$135.00 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’d posted an image of this painting with the scene quite awhile ago, promising to eventually get up an image of just the painting. Here it is! It’s been on my drying rails and is now ready to varnish and go off to a new home! I love those early spring colors. I appreciate it that much more, now that the summer greens have overtaken the landscape!

Kaaterskill Falls in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on June 12th, 2013

Watercolor on Rives BFK rag paper
16×12″ includes custom ivory mat and backing board for standard frame, image size is 11×7″
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Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in New York State, is one of my favorite spots to paint. It was one of the favorite spots for the Hudson River School painters as well. It’s not easy to get to the base of the falls with painting gear. Sometimes the hardest part is getting a parking space, but even if you do, it’s about a quarter mile from the lot and then about a half mile climbing up the mountainside. Without gear it’s not a hard climb, but you don’t want to do this one loaded down with equipment!

This one was done on location last summer, but for some unknown reason, it never got posted. I think I just never got it up before the camera to take the picture, so here it is at long last! Please note that this painting comes already custom-matted and with an archival backing board, so all you’ll have to do is pick out a standard 12×16″ frame for it and it’s ready to hang.

Artists Nest Falls in Monochrome

Posted by Jamie on June 11th, 2013

8×10″, Acrylic on archival canvas panel
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Every so often, I really enjoy working in monochrome. Often that means sketching in sepia tones, or painting with a specific color base. But I also really like working in grays. Golden Acrylics makes that easy to do with their Heavy Body Neutral Gray series. I keep them loaded in this sealed container with dividers. Any time I want to work in black and white, I just grab the container and I’m good to go.

Here’s an image of my painting in progress at the scene. )This image should be clickable if you want to enlarge it.)

Even though these are traditional, fast-drying acrylics, I was amazed by how much working time I had with them while sitting by rushing water! The air must have been heavily laden with mist, because I could blend and blend to my heart’s content. It was like working with oils. I generally keep one of those sections in the container for Acrylic Glazing Liquid, which extends drying time, but I didn’t need to dip into it.

One of the best things about working this way out in the field is that I don’t need a palette! With all the values premixed, and no color mixing to do, I can dip right into whatever value I need as I go. Generally I’ve done these as studies in my sketchbook, but I absolutely loved doing them on panels, so you can expect to see lots more monochrome paintings on archival surfaces coming off my brushes. It’s the complement to my Color Inspirations series!

If you’d like to see a slightly larger view of the painting, here’s a clickable image of the painting:

Work in Progress by the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on June 9th, 2013

15×11, Pastel on Rives BFK Tan
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

I started a large painting on paper, and while waiting for my first layer to dry, I decided to do a monochrome sketch using some Cretacolor Sepia Powder. This just arrived with my last art supply order. It looked like lots of fun and I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I started laying in tone by brushing the powder onto the surface of a pristine sheet of beautiful Rives BFK — a 100% cotton rag paper that is one of my favorite toned surfaces. It wasn’t long before I needed to work in some lights, and realized that I didn’t have a white Conte in my sketch box with the powder! Uh oh!

I remembered that I had some pastels in my car, so I figured I’d take the white from that pastel kit. Well, you know me — the color junkie! With all those gorgeous pastels in front of me, there was no way I was going to resist adding some splashes of color, and then some more. Before I knew it, I was way engrossed in creating a pastel painting instead of the monochrome sketch I’d intended as a time-filler while my other painting dried! I wasn’t all that happy with the way the other one was turning out, so I persevered for awhile with this one and really liked where it headed. I went back this morning and tweaked it a bit to finish it off. I’ll post that image as soon as I can get a photo of it.

As for the other painting, it only went from bad to worse. I went back at it again today, but couldn’t save the beast! Plein air painting can be a very humbling experience. However, I’m pleased with this one. I never would have thought to use Rives BFK for pastels, and I hadn’t initially intended to do this as a pastel piece. It turned out to be a pretty awesome pastel surface. I might even do it again on purpose sometime!

Occasionally, a painting or a sketch will go in unexpected directions due to unforeseen circumstances. When that happens, it can be disastrous. But sometimes, when we get lemons, we can make lemonade. I’m really glad that I let this become a pastel painting instead of a monochrome sketch. (And to make up for that, I did monochrome work in the afternoon.)

Waterfalls and More Waterfalls

Posted by Jamie on April 9th, 2013

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(Click image if you’d like to enlarge it)
5×7″, Oils on oil primed linen panel
$130.00 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.

I just can’t seem to get enough of waterfalls, and spring is usually the best time to capture them. The heavy spring rains, combined with snow melt from the mountains, usually causes them to run heavily this time of year. This year has been relatively dry, so they are not as full as they usually are in April. I’m hoping for some of those “April Showers” to come along soon! Still, there was plenty there for my painting purposes. I loved the greens and yellows in the shallow, clear water, so I chose a composition to showcase those elements. I used a limited palette of Cadmium Yellow Medium, Pyrrole Red, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White. Once I get a better photo of just the painting, I’ll add it to this post. That could be awhile though. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any paintings for quite some time. We’ve had deaths and illnesses in the family over the past few months. What little time I’ve had for my art I’ve spent painting rather than photographing images and posting. I have several more paintings to post and will try to get them up over the next week. Hopefully, with the good weather upon us now, I’ll be able to venture out with my brushes more and take in the natural beauty that inspires me. Thank you all for checking out my work here.

Taking Flight oil painting

Posted by Jamie on January 8th, 2013

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18×24″, Oil painting on archival linen panel
$1,050.00 plus $40 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 large oil painting is based on an acrylic sketch I did a couple of months ago. I had taken a photo of a Great Blue Heron while my husband and I were out on North Lake in a rowboat. I had seen the heron fly around a peninsula from a distance. When we rounded the bend in the lake, I was ready with my camera, and captured the Great Blue just as he was taking off. He became silhouetted against the bright, peach-colored background, which brought out the blues in his coloring.

You can see the acrylic sketch here. (The smaller sketch is also for sale.) I wanted to maintain the loose, spontaneous feel and the motion in the larger painting. Since there is more space to fill, I gave the rocks along the shoreline and the tree trunks more definition than in the sketch.

Here’s an image of the oil painting that you can click on for a larger view:

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This oil painting has been sitting on my easel unfinished since before the holidays. It was so nice to get back to it several times in the past week and finish it up! I can’t wait to see this one in a frame.

Autumn at Hidden Falls

Posted by Jamie on November 6th, 2012

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

This was painted on location at a favorite spot deep in the woods. Last year when I was at the Vedder Library going through sketches by Hudson River School artists BBG Stone, I came upon a sketch he’d done from this very spot! I recognized it immediately because of the shape of the huge boulder at an angle at the base of the falls, and also a rock outcropping that is just out of the view of this painting. It was very exciting for me to know that he’d been here also.

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

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Under the Bridge — waterfall painting

Posted by Jamie on October 27th, 2012

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8×10″, Oils on archival 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.

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

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I had a large group of artists over to my house to paint a few days ago. It was a cool, overcast day, which presents artists with opportunities to look outside of the box for subject matter, as well as giving us the gift of more consistent light throughout the day. I selected a fairly complicated composition for this scene, which I might not have chosen on a day when the sunlight and shadow patterns would race across my scene in wildly conflicting directions!

I’ve been pretty much sticking to the “Kenn Backhaus palette” lately, with the occasional additions of transparent red oxide (for convenience) and cerulean blue (to feed the blue gene of the color junkie within me). This painting contained both of those. I so enjoyed doing this piece while having time with my artist buddies. Great fun.

Path to the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on October 24th, 2012

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12×16″, Oils on archival linen board
$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.

I couldn’t resist stopping in my tracks to paint this pathway leading to a waterfall. The fall foliage was nearly at peak, and the water gushed down the cliff face following a recent storm.

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view.

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Coming Home to Autumn

Posted by Jamie on October 14th, 2012

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6×8″, Oils on archival linen panel
$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’ve been painting up a plein air storm these last several weeks. I’ve been outside so much that it’s been hard for me to get into the studio to finish up the final tweaks on the paintings, photograph them, and get them posted here. This is one I did from my patio a couple of weeks ago, with an on and off drizzle happening outside, and I put in a few final strokes this morning. The trees were displaying such a wide variety of fall colors, and I used the opportunity to study the colors and contrasts to the back of the property, where a path winds through the tree line.

Clouds at South Lake — Hudson River School site

Posted by Jamie on September 23rd, 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.

It is from this exact spot that Thomas Cole painted his famous Lake With Dead Trees, and Jasper Cropsey created his beautiful sunset scene. In fact, it is one of the sites along the “Hudson River School Art Trail”. I love returning to this location at all times of day and under different atmospheric conditions. Today I was drawn here by the strong cloud formations. It’s a very cool-toned landscape in the spring and summer, so I selected a spot with some warm foreground colors, and threw some of that warmth into the sky as well.

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!

Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on September 18th, 2012

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7×5″, Golden Acrylics on sealed museum board
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This painting was done on location at the tallest waterfall in New York State — Kaaterskill Falls. It is one of the sites made famous by the Hudson River School painters.

Afternoon at the Lake No 5

Posted by Jamie on August 21st, 2012

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5×7″, watercolor and gouache on Stonehenge kraft-colored rag paper
$100.00 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.

This is the last of the series five paintings done at the lakeshore. As you can see, there was still plenty of drama in the sky! I got tired of working so small, so moved up one size to 5×7″. Price above is for just the painting without a mat. It is a standard size and can go right into an 8×10 frame with a standard 5×7″ mat opening. (Matting available upon request at an additional charge.)

Afternoon at the Lake No 4

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2012

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5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
$100.00 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.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor. After doing a few sketches of the sky, I turned my focus to the beach and lake for this one. A woman in a bright pink shirt caught my eye as she waited in the rowboat for her family to arrive.

It is a series of five. Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames.

Afternoon at the Lake No 3

Posted by Jamie on August 19th, 2012

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5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
$100.00 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.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor as the clouds moved swiftly. This big dark cloud moved across the hillside and I tried to snatch it into my painting before the raindrops fell!

This is a series of five paintings. Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames.

Afternoon at the Lake No 2

Posted by Jamie on August 18th, 2012

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5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor. It is a series of five, so stay tuned for the next four to come! Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames. The clouds moved quickly, so it’s a good thing I was prepared to do a series of small pieces!