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Archive for the 'Palisades' Category

Croton Point Sunset I

Posted by Jamie on July 26th, 2017

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$80.00 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.

5×7″ Watercolor, with custom ivory white mat and backing board to fit any standard 5×7″ frame. (Painting inside the mat is about 3 1/2 x 5, so there is about a 1″ mat border.)

This is the first in a series of small watercolor sunsets of this view from Croton Point Park. It is a vista made famous by the Hudson River School artists, and was recently added to the official Hudson River School Art Trails sites. Croton Point Park is the location of the annual Clearwater Festival, and is great place to enjoy Hudson views and sunsets. I can’t wait to do a larger painting of this scene, but I was having so much fun doing these little ones that I have not yet embarked on a larger version!

Palisade Dreams and Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on February 6th, 2017

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24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard

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

This large painting of the Hudson River and Palisades was done as a commission, so it is already spoken for. You can see some available paintings I have of the Palisades and Hudson River by clicking the categories on the right side of my website, or click here to pull up my Palisade paintings, then scroll down to see them. Large paintings are very difficult to store, so I generally do them on a commission basis. I’m always happy to paint a special commission for you if you don’t see the size/scene/season you’re looking for!

Below is an image you can click on to see a larger view of this painting:
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Art to Go from the Hudson River Valley

Posted by Jamie on February 1st, 2017

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

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

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

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

Palisades Vista

Posted by Jamie on January 26th, 2017

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6×9″, acrylic on multi media paper mounted to archival aluminum panel (frame without glass like an oil painting). Framing available upon request for an extra fee.

$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 Hudson River and Palisades painting is another scene from Wave Hill Gardens in Riverdale, New York. I recently posted one I’d painted without the wall in the scene; this one contains the stone wall that is so indicative of the Wave Hill location. I wanted to see if I’d like it better with the wall or without, but ended up liking both of them!
Below is an image you can click on for a slightly larger view of the painting.

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If you’d like a larger painting, just ask! I’m always happy to do larger pieces on a commission basis of this scene or a special location of your choosing.

Palisades from Wave Hill

Posted by Jamie on January 23rd, 2017

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6×9″, acrylic on multi media paper mounted to archival aluminum panel, sealed and varnished to frame without glass (like an oil painting). Framing available upon request for additional fee.

$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.

I’ve been working on a large commissioned painting of this scene overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Wave Hill is a public garden in Riverdale, New York. It has a striking view of the Palisades, and sits high above the river. Before embarking on the giant, I did a couple of small paintings of the view, including this one.

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

Palisades and the Hudson River in Miniature

Posted by Jamie on May 15th, 2013

3×5″, Acrylic on rag board, beautifully framed (Size with frame is about 6×8″.)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting is available for purchase at Adams Fairacre Farm in Newburgh NY. I have 20 paintings on display there as a United Way fundraiser until the end of December. You can see the paintings, help United Way, do some holiday shopping, and buy your fresh produce and groceries all at the same time!

I had a beautiful, gold wood frame for a 3×5″ painting, and decided to do this scene of sailboats out on the Hudson River, below the Palisade Cliffs. There is a lovely, late day glow above the cliff line past the horizon, and soft fall colors abound in the foreground tree, distant hillside, and water reflections. The image above was taken in daylight, so the color is much cooler. The image below was taken with warmer indoor lighting at night, so you can see how much the color changes depending on the room lighting at the time. It sure does make image adjustment a challenge!

I took a quick cellphone snapshot of the painting in the frame (below), but hopefully you can at least get an idea of how lovely this frame is. It looks great on a small table easel. I have also included hanging hardware, in case you have a special, small wall space that you want to brighten up. It would make a great Father’s Day gift for that Dad who loves sailing!

(You can click the image above for a clearer, larger view.)

Palisade Memories

Posted by Jamie on November 28th, 2012

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8×16″, Acrylic on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

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

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I love painting the Palisades section of the Hudson River. For some reason I can’t quite fathom, this is the first time I’ve painted the cliffs in a panoramic format! I really like the way the 1:2 ratio turned out. It enabled me to add trees and foliage without obscuring so much of the cliffs. I think that come spring, I need to go back with a larger panel and do another!

Morning Light on the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on March 7th, 2012

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

This painting is a view of the Palisades from Riverdale, New York. You can see a photo of the work in progress on this post.

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

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Hudson River Work in Progress

Posted by Jamie on March 5th, 2012

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18×24″, Oils on archival linen panel

This is a studio painting I’m working on of the Hudson River and Palisades. It’s being painted using some plein air watercolor sketches that I did on location in the fall as references, combined with some photos. Not too much farther to go on this one, so I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

[Edit: You can click here to see the finished painting.]

The Palisades and the Little Tug that Could

Posted by Jamie on November 22nd, 2011

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4×4″, Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, tabletop easel included (See below for additional images showing easel)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Here is an image of the painting with the tabletop easel that I include:

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The scene continues around the sides of the painting, so a frame is not necessary:

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I spent a very chilly morning along the Hudson River last week. I did a lot of sketches and took a ton of photos. It was worth braving the cold! This tug was part of the river traffic that entertained me that morning, with the Palisades looming in the background, and the glistening fall foliage.

Autumn by the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on November 9th, 2011

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8×10″, Oils on archival linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

It’s been so gorgeous out these past few days! I drove down to Hastings-on-Hudson to paint along the waterfront. I thought I’d be there painting alone, but three friends decided to join me and we all had a wonderful time enjoying one of these last amazing, warm fall days.

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5×7″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu, you’re right! This is an updated version of the painting I posted a couple of days ago. The picnic bench at the park was lopsided. I thought it was kind of cute and put it that way in the painting, but then decided to straighten it out. I also popped the white sailboat in the background. Initially, I liked it subdued, so that it appeared as a surprise when noticed. As I thought about it and looked at the painting, I felt a more prominent boat would make for a better painting. I also added a few more darks in the background and reds in the foreground. I’m leaving the previous version below so that viewers can see the changes I’ve made.

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Today was absolutely gorgeous. I took the opportunity to finally get out of the studio, and went to paint with some friends at the waterfront park in Hastings-on-Hudson. The colors were soft, muted cool and warm tones of spring, so I included the bright red, somewhat-lopsided picnic table to throw a spot of more intense color into the painting.

I love the way this palette of colors is working, so I think I might stick with it for awhile. I used only Prussian Blue, Pyrrole Red, and Raw Sienna (plus white of course). Raw sienna was definitely the dominating color of the landscape today, so using that as my only “yellow” played into the scene perfectly. There aren’t any strong greens or yellow-greens in the landscape yet that would require the addition of a stronger yellow.

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7×5″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
$125.00 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 another painting from the Hastings Waterfront Park — a different bench, different cluster of trees, different section of the Palisades, and different angle from the one I posted yesterday, plus it’s a vertical composition. The colors on my palette, however, remained the same.

I’ve gone back into the one I posted yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll post the new version of that one and explain the small changes I made. Stay tuned!

Clouds Over the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on July 27th, 2009

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Clouds Over the Palisades: Hudson River Quadricentennial Series No. 23
12×16″, Oils on Raymar canvas panel
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This painting was posted a few weeks ago without the barge and tug. I feel the boats change the painting enough to warrant reposting it. I think they add a lot to the painting, don’t you? When the barge and tug went by, I wasn’t far enough along with the painting to put them in. However, I was quick to grab them with my camera, and so I had the reference image to add them later. They help give scale to the scenery, and are so typical of the boat traffic that goes up and down the river in the course of a day.

I spent a great day down in Hastings-on-Hudson. This wonderful, small park is right on the Hudson River, with the cliffs of the Palisades looming over the far shoreline. The morning started out overcast, but broke into big, billowy clouds by late morning.

This is Number 23 in my Hudson River Quadricentennial Series of paintings, commemorating the 400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.

Below is an image of the painting before I put in the barge and tugboat.

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Here is a detail of the boats below the cliffs:

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12×16″, Oils on Raymar canvas panel
$600.00 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.

I got to Nyack very early yesterday morning, while the sun was still very low in the sky. It glowed at the horizon, and struck the face of the Palisades cliffs head on. The purple Royal Paulownia trees were blooming all over the base of the cliffs. I had to walk a half mile along the path with all my painting gear, but as soon as I arrived at this location, I knew I’d met my muse for the day!

Palisades in Morning Light

Posted by Jamie on July 28th, 2008

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12×16″, Golden OPEN on canvas covered hardboard
$495.00 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.

A member of our plein air group got permission for us to paint very early in the morning at this fabulous location beneath the Palisades in Nyack, New York. It’s not long before the sun travels high enough to dim and cool the light on the cliff face. Although the sun was in and out of the clouds (mostly in), we did get some good color on the rocks. It was a fabulous location. I’d love to return in fall!

I just returned from my trip up to the Catskills, where I painted in the footsteps of the old Hudson River School painters. I visited the locations depicted in the paintings, and had an amazing trip doing my own versions from those famous spots. I’ll start posting photos and paintings from my trip beginning tomorrow. I’m still photographing the paintings and sorting through images. Please stay tuned!

Sailing by the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on July 17th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Raymar canvas 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.

I was down painting in Hastings-on-Hudson this morning. The Hudson River view was gorgeous as always. The sun hit the cliffs in the early morning light, giving them a reddish color. As the morning wore on, they became darker and more violet. I am always amazed by how much the color of the cliffs changes so quickly there. I stuck with my early morning version.

After painting, I went to a wonderful exhibit at the Hudson River Museum of the work of Anna Richards Brewster…..highly recommended!

Across the Palisades on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 9th, 2008

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16×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
$495.00 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.

This is another Hudson River painting done this week on location at Hastings Waterfront Park. This time, I turned toward the Palisades across the river, with the rocks and trees in the foreground bathed in cool, morning light.

Painting the Palisades on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on April 10th, 2008

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Palisades in Lifting Fog
5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canson board
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When I arrived at the Hudson Riverfront this morning, it was totally fogged in and I couldn’t see anything but this tree and picnic bench! I decided to paint that while waiting for the fog to burn off. It lifted as I was painting, revealing the striking cliffs of the palisades on the far shore, so I had to put that into the painting!