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Archive for the 'Maine' Category

Sailing at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on November 4th, 2014

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6×6″, Oils on Ampersand Gessoboard
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I painted this during the winter, when all the blizzards, snowstorms, and ice storms in the Northeast got me thinking about summertime sails in Maine! I pulled out some of my photos that I took up in Bar Harbor and around Acadia National Park to get a color fix! I remember this sail out in Frenchman’s Bay at sunset so well. The blues and pinks were to die for, and they reflected off the water and anything white. This boat went by with all of its white sails hoisted. They became a rainbow of colors as the sun went down.

Rocky Coast and Review of the New Golden High Flow Acrylics

Posted by Jamie on September 4th, 2013


15×20″, acrylic on sealed illustration board
$400.00 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 from a photo I took along the Maine coast. I love the weaving design, and the many layers of atmospheric distance.

When you look at the painting as a whole, you don’t really see the drips and spatters until you have a closer look. They add so much to the painting! Here’s a closeup of a drippy area:

Here is part of the pebble-strewn shoreline with the spatters:

You can click the image below for a larger, clearer view:

I’ll still me doing my more traditional work in acrylics and other mediums, so I’m not ready to give up that style yet! But I’ve been enjoying the exploration of this style over the past year or so and plan to do more of it.

So, what do I think of the new Golden High Flow acrylics? Well, here’s my personal opinion of the good, the bad, and the beautiful. I’ve been working with them for awhile now and have had a chance to do several paintings. I also had the advantage of working with the Golden Airbrush paints for a year or so previously. They are the predecessors to the High Flow line, so I had an idea of how they would handle. Sort of.

These paints handle similarly to the Airbrush paints, but not exactly the same. The good news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. The bad news is that the High Flow line has a more robust, durable binder. It’s funny how that can happen! In the long run, I think this will prove to be a good thing for me. It really does make the paints more archival, and they will be easier to varnish. In the short term, I have some technical things to work out to adjust for the difference, since the paint will not lift as easily nor for as long.

The colors are exquisite. I missed a lot of my favorite colors in the old line, but the High Flow line has Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrole Orange, some real earth colors, and other colors that I like a lot. I do wish there was a Pyrrole Red instead of Napthol. I’m using Quinacridone Red mixed with Pyrrole Orange instead. I’m sure that more colors will come along over time, as I can’t imagine this not becoming a very popular line.

The good news for collectors is that these paints dry to a durable finish. They varnish beautifully and can be framed without glass, just like other acrylics and oil paintings.

Maine Sunset painting matted and framed

Posted by Jamie on May 28th, 2013

$150.00 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.

Double matted to 5 x 7″ and framed, Acrylic on Arches hot press 100% rag paper

I remember so well the vividness of the sunset on the night I took the photo for this painting. We were returning from a sunset cruise on one of those perfect Maine evenings. This painting is 3×4.5″, and is hinge-mounted to a backing board, and double matted to 5×7″. The backing board and double mat are included in the price within the US. The photo makes the mat appear a little grey, but it is actually an ivory colored outer mat.

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5×7″, oils on archival linen panel
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Mount Desert Island, Maine has always been one of my favorite places to visit. Acadia National park has some of the most stunning vistas in the United States, and for years we made it our annual vacation destination. We actually thought about buying a place up there, but in the end decided that the season is too short, and the location too far away, for us to get up there on a regular basis.

I haven’t been up there for a few years, but every once in awhile, when I’m feeling some Maine nostalgia coming on, I pull out my photos from there and paint something. There’s never a shortage of atmosphere along the Maine coastline!

My husband and I took a couple of days to drive around the Schoodic Peninsula on a photo expedition. I did this painting from one of those photos while test driving some of my new color choices.

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

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View from Mount Desert Island Maine

Posted by Jamie on March 8th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on linen panel
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In case you think you’re having a deja vu moment, yes, you’ve seen this before! I painted it a couple of days ago and posted it, but as I looked at it on the drying rails over the past few days, it didn’t quite look done to me. So, I made a few changes and additions, and I’m now posting the new version of the painting.

This little inlet, weaving out to the islands and ocean from Mt. Desert Island, was a favorite spot on our last trip to Maine. My husband and I took oodles of photos there, and I’ve been wanting to paint from them ever since! My plan is to do a couple of large paintings. I enjoy starting that process off with small color studies to help me determine which compositions are most worthy of enlarging, and make some decisions regarding what I will change from the photo and what I’ll keep the same.

Maine Sketchbook

Posted by Jamie on August 27th, 2008

Click for a larger, sharper image:

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Hazy Day at Hulls Cove on Mount Desert Island, Maine

Posted by Jamie on August 25th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Canson board
$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 beautiful cove sits nearly deserted beside the major road, Route 3, that runs along the shore of Mt. Desert Island as you enter from the mainland. I spent a quiet morning painting here with Gail Ribas (head of the Acadia Art Workshops) and her mom. It was a hazy, still morning, filled with serenity and subtle colors.

Morning at Sand Beach—Acadia National Park

Posted by Jamie on August 24th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Canson board
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Sand Beach is one of the most beautiful spots in Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island, Maine. We settled in for a morning of bright sunlight and strong wind—too strong to use my beach umbrella for shade. The rocky slope and blue-green water were a challenge to paint of the very best kind! I set my painting chair in the sand and used my lightweight painting box to capture the scene.

Afternoon in Acadia National Park

Posted by Jamie on August 21st, 2008


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6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

Every summer, my husband and I go up to Acadia National Park in Maine. We spend at least one day strolling along the beautiful ocean path , enjoying the scenery and ocean breeze while chatting and taking pictures. This painting was done this morning from one of the photographs I took there. I used a couple of paintings that I’ve done on location there as color references, since pictures never tell the whole story.

My palette for this painting was:
Cadmium Lemon
Permanent Rose
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Viridian
Burnt Sienna
Titanium White

End of the Ocean Path in Acadia National Park

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2008

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6×8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
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Acadia National Park in Maine is by far my favorite vacation spot. This was painted from a photo I took during one of my annual excursions there. I never get tired of visiting Acadia, and I never get tired of painting it either!

Maine Sketches

Posted by Jamie on August 18th, 2008

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During part of our trip, we stayed at the wonderful Bar Harbor Inn. The Shore Path runs right outside the hotel. I’d take a stroll along the path every day, stopping to sketch a little something along the way. I loved the shape of this bare tree (above), flanked by the bushes.

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This huge yacht, The Floridian (above), anchored just offshore from the balcony of our hotel room. I sketched it as the helicopter took off. The folks on board spent a lot of time hitting golf balls into the ocean and playing with the jet skis that emerged from a huge door in the hull.

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A rusty, old lobster boat anchored out there too, with one of the Porcupine Islands as a backdrop to the scene.

Maine Sketches

Posted by Jamie on August 17th, 2008

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No trip to Mt. Desert Island is complete without a visit to the Jordan Pond House for lunch or dinner. We worked up an appetite by hiking around the pond first. There’s this fabulous wooden footbridge at the far end of the pond where I stopped to sketch while my husband took some pictures.

Maine Sketches

Posted by Jamie on August 16th, 2008

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This second day of our trip we went to Monhegan Island for the day. All artists need to make a pilgrimage there; you’ve never seen so many artists painting in one place at the same time! We chose the wrong day to go though, with record-breaking heat, no shade in sight, and no ice nor air conditioning on the island!

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We were mostly hiking, since we wanted to see as much of the island as possible in one day, but I stopped for a quick sketch from time to time. We went along the trail to Lobster Cove (first image above). I think everybody paints that house overlooking the cove! The trail continues on past the wreck of the ship, “The Sheridan”. I stopped to sketch that too:

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Maine Sketches

Posted by Jamie on August 15th, 2008

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Since I’m up in Maine painting, I thought in my absence I’d post some of my sketchbook pages from a previous trip up here. Our first stop was Boothbay Harbor, where we had a beautiful view across the Harbor from our hotel room. We took a boat from here to Monhegan Island for a day. (See tomorrow’s post for those sketches.)

The End of the Wonderland Trail, Maine

Posted by Jamie on August 14th, 2008

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8×10, oils on canvas
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Painted en plein air on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Posted by Jamie on August 13th, 2008

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8×10, oils 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.

Painted en plein air on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on clear-sized Old Holland linen
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One of the summers I was in Maine, I looked all over Little Cranberry Island for the perfect scene to paint. I finally came upon these wonderful boathouses, set in fields of Queen Anne’s Lace, just before the boat was to leave and I had to head back to Mt. Desert Island. It was too late at that point to pull out my paints and capture them en plein air, but at least I was able to get some nice photos to work from. Painting this scene brings back wonderful memories of my time there.

This linen is wonderful to paint on. I sealed it clear, and leave some of it exposed beneath the paint surface. The texture and color make me not want to paint on anything else!

My palette for this painting:
Titanium White
Titan Buff
Naples Yellow Hue
Cadmium Yellow Primrose
Pyrrole Red
Ultramarine Blue
Transparent Red Oxide

Ram Island Lighthouse, Maine— framed

Posted by Jamie on March 28th, 2008

Click to see full size image:

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5.5×11″, framed (6.5×12″ framed size), Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300 lb CP watercolor paper
$185.00 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 don’t often offer framed art on my website, but I found these long format frames and thought they’d be great for smaller landscapes horizontally, and floral still lifes vertically! This painting was done from a photo I took on my way to Monhegan Island by boat. Ram Island Light is close to Boothbay Harbor in Maine. Both the keeper’s house and the lighthouse were built in 1883. I’ve been wanting to paint them for ages!

My palette for this painting was:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Alizarin Crimson hue
Cadmium Orange
Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue GS
Titanium White

Sunset Sail from Bar Harbor, Maine

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2008

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2.75×2″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on stretched canvas
Painting will be shipped with easel as shown (Nickel is for size reference only)
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I saw these tiny stretched canvases in an art supply store. They were just too cute to resist! I painted this sailboat and sunset from a photo I took when I was up in Bar Harbor, Maine. The painting will be shipped to you in a gold gift box, and with the mini easel. The nickel is there for size reference so you can see how tiny it is! This would make a perfect gift for your favorite sailor, or anybody who loves Bar Harbor and Maine as much as I do!

Here’s another image of it from the sides, so you can see the depth of the stretchers. I painted the sides with black acrylic. It looks really sharp!

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The Bubbles Across Jordan Pond—Acadia National Park, Maine

Posted by Jamie on December 30th, 2007

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6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard
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I have such fond memories of painting here behind the Jordan Pond house during summer vacations. This past summer was the first time in many years that we did not get up to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, on Mount Dessert Island. I missed it a lot. Since I couldn’t paint there this summer, I decided to pull out some photos today to paint the beautiful Bubble mountains overlooking Jordan Pond.

My palette for this painting was:
Hansa Yellow Opaque
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue
Titanium White

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SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
1.5×2″, acrylic on 100% rag archival bristol, framed to 2×2.5″ and including hanging hardware, gift boxed
This painting is done from a photo I took on an expedition to Little Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine. This weathered Maine boathouse was right on the shore of the bay. I’ve been wanting to paint this scene for a long time, and may do a larger version as well at some point.

If you haven’t yet begun a collection of “Jamie’s Jewels”, this is a perfect one to start you off in style! Remember too that Mother’s Day is coming. This would make an ideal gift and arrives in a little gold box. This one is slightly larger than my other recent micro paintings, by about 1/4″ (hence the slightly higher price tag).

You can click the image above to see it even larger. Just to give you an idea of the actual size of this painting, here’s an image that approximates the size, depending on your monitor and resolution. You can appreciate how teeny tiny it really is, and how much detail goes into these wee gems:

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The painting will be sent with hanging hardware and gold thread as shown below, plus the gold tack to hang it from. It will arrive in a gold foil gift box with cotton batting and a gold ribbon, to complete the perfect gift for any art lover. (Image below is just to show the way the painting is shipped; you’ll receive the painting above.)

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These micro paintings make a great collection when hung as a group!

Sailing at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on January 12th, 2007

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6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard

When we were in Maine last summer, we went for a sunset sail on the four-masted schooner Margaret Todd. We lucked out with a spectacular sunset. I took oodles of photos, including the one of this boat sailing nearby. Every time he tacked, the light would catch the sails from a different direction. I was so glad to have my camera along!

I got up extra early to finish the painting this morning. I’m going to be offline for a few days after this post, but I’ll see y’all back here on Tuesday.

Little Cranberry Island in Maine

Posted by Jamie on December 30th, 2006


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This is a miniature (2.5×3.5″), gouache on 100% rag watercolor paper, unframed. It is a scene from a photo I took while visiting Little Cranberry Island for a day, off the coast of Maine.

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Double matted to 5 x 7″ and framed, Acrylic on Arches hot press 100% rag paper

This past summer, our hotel room in Bar Harbor faced the Porcupine Islands. We’d watch the boats sailing in and out of the harbor. This painting was done from one of the photos I took there. The painting itself is 3×4.5″. It is mounted to a backing board, beautifully double-matted to 5×7″, and framed.