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Archive for the 'Peach Lake and Brook' Category

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.

Sunrise Glow

Posted by Jamie on January 11th, 2017

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12×9″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
$380.00 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’m fortunate to live by a lake with a great sunrise view. This was painted on a morning with a haze over the lake, creating spectacular colors as the sun came up. It glowed yellow-orange as it emerged above the tree line, casting warmth and light upon the whole scene.

I just brought this painting over to RiverWinds Gallery today, along with five others, for their grand re-opening celebration. The reception for the new show will be this Saturday, January 14, from 5-8pm. The address is 172 Main Street, Beacon NY. If you cannot make it to the opening, the gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6pm.

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

Great Blue Heron in Winter

Posted by Jamie on March 9th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed
$3,800.00 plus $125 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.

If you think you’re having a deja vu moment, this painting is similar to the one I posted last week! I took a series of photos of the Great Blue Heron in my yard. Here he is in a more upright pose, and it is a more detailed and refined painting. This painting is all done in shades of blue. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.
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The Big Chill

Posted by Jamie on February 24th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on paper mounted to hardboard (sealed and varnished, to be framed without glass like an oil painting)

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

This Great Blue Heron usually sticks around for the whole winter. I took a bunch of photos of him from my kitchen window, and painted him in a palette of cool winter blues, huddled against the cold. The painting developed a few small ripples in the process of wet-mounting the paper to a board after the painting was completed. With the painting hanging on the wall, you have to really look carefully to be able to even see them. With that disclosure, I am offering The Big Chill at a huge discount of more than 50%. In spite of the minor flaw, the painting is beautiful and is totally archival. It is varnished to be framed without glass, like an oil painting.

Click image to enlarge:
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Merganser on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on April 8th, 2015

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

This little Hooded Merganser was hanging around on the brook from time to time this winter. I watched and photographed him from the kitchen window, along with a visiting bobcat, and hoped the little guy wouldn’t become “dinner”. It was a terrible winter to be a duck in the northeast. Even our brook froze over for days at a time, which almost never happens. I’m hoping spring is finally on the way. I can’t wait to get out for some plein air painting again!

Swan Song

Posted by Jamie on September 8th, 2014

6×8″, acrylic on board
$150.00 plus $12 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

A few weeks ago, my friend Melissa came over early in the morning, and we painted beside the brook that runs behind my house. The warm colors of the creek contrasted with the cool greens of foliage. Just as I was almost finished, one of our resident swans came sailing over to check us out. I popped him into my painting before he swam around the bend, and he gave the perfect title to the piece. We saw lots of bird activity that morning; several warblers visited along with a Great Blue Heron, and a deer suddenly splashed across the brook, startling us! The wood duck box up on the tree on the right has housed everything from wood ducks to Screech Owls over the years. We’re never really sure what’s in there at any given time!

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

Fall Sail acrylic sketch on board

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2013

15×20″, acrylic on illustration board
$350.00 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 another in my series of large acrylic sketches on illustration board. They are really fun to paint, and I’ve found that calling them “sketches” sets me free to experiment with brushwork, drips, colors, compositions, and other boundaries that I might be hesitant to explore if I call them “paintings” from the outset. I go into it thinking “sketch”, and whatever emerges is what it is!

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

Great Blue Heron on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on August 28th, 2013

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7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$130.00 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 is an older painting that I hadn’t seen for awhile, so I decided to pull it up to the top. Every once in awhile, it’s good to look back. :)

This little brook runs behind my house, from its source on the lake to the reservoir. It is the favorite hunting ground of this Great Blue Heron, who is never far away, and often perched on our lawn as you see him here, enjoying his latest meal. It sure was hard to paint him tiny enough to be in scale in this small painting! This was a test drive for a larger version that I’m considering.

My palette:
Titanium White (RGH + Griffin)
Cadmium Yellow Lemon (Rembrandt)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (RGH)
Cadmium Orange (WN Artist)
Bright Red (Pyrrole — WN)
Ultramarine Blue Deep (Utrecht)
Transparent Red Oxide (RGH)

Stranded

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2013

5×7″, acrylic 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.

I gathered with a group of painter friends one morning out by the lake in front of my house. We had a wonderful time together chatting and relaxing while painting the lake in the morning light. This little boat gave the scene a nice focal point. I wondered for awhile how the owner got to the boat. Upon closer inspection, I saw that he had devised a clever pulley system from the shore, which could draw the boat to the land for boarding, and then pull it back out to the post in the water after disembarking. I considered putting those rope lines into the painting, but decided instead to leave the viewer guessing about how the boat could be accessed, just as I had to when first encountering the scene!

On a side note, it never ceases to amaze me how far behind I can get on photographing, adjusting and posting images of my paintings. I thank my lucky stars every day that I am a painter and not a photographer! (Though I often wish I had a better photography skill set.)

Pink Mist at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on July 18th, 2013

9×6″, pastel on Art Spectrum paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Sometimes a scene that we see every day can become extraordinary. I’ve had my life enriched by pink morning mist on several occasions, and was fortunate to have my camera with me for some of them! It’s quite a site to behold, and doesn’t seem to stick around for long. As they say, the early bird gets the worm, and I’ve only seen this around sunrise! I think I need to get up early more often.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at Jerry’s Artarama in West Hartford. I saw a box of 48 Charvin “Water-Soluble Pastel Painting Sticks” at a price I couldn’t resist. My friend Melissa came over the other day and we pulled them out to play. I used the Art Spectrum paper because it behaves so well with wet media. I used the pastels to lay in the underpainting, and then used a wet brush to liquify the color. Melissa and I were both impressed with how pigment-rich they were.

My initial plan was to do this little pastel start to finish using those Charvin sticks, but I ended up needing to amplify the selection with more muted colors, better and less chalky darks, and softer pastels. I finished it with a combination of Faber-Castells, Mount Visions, Giraults, and Senneliers, and Conte pastel pencils for a few sharp lines and details.

Sunset Serenity

Posted by Jamie on July 17th, 2013

6×8″, acrylic on archival Canson artboard (can be framed without glass)

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

This painting was done from a reference image that I took a long time ago. I find it fascinating how we can see so many different ways to approach a painting using the same image, or even return to the same scene and capture an entirely different mood on a different day. Sunsets provide me with an interesting mix of relaxation and excitement, and I never get tired of painting them or experiencing them!

The boat belongs to my friend Mary. Thank you, Mary, for the nice foreground element, and for providing a strong vertical to break up a horizontal composition!

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

Sunset After the Snowfall

Posted by Jamie on December 6th, 2011

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10×8″, Acrylic on canvas covered hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was painted from a photo I took during a late afternoon walk just after a snowfall.

Fall Impressions

Posted by Jamie on October 9th, 2011

7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$130.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.


This little plein air was painted in the back yard along the stream on a beautiful fall morning.

Foggy Morning by the Brook

Posted by Jamie on April 11th, 2011

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5×7″, oils on archival linen panel
$130.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

It was foggy out this morning, and I’ve really been in the mood to experiment with fog and transparent pigments! This is a view of the brook that runs behind my house in the morning fog. It was painted with just:
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Red
Ultramarine Blue
Transparent Red Oxide (which I probably could have done without).

There is no white paint. The feeling of luminosity was achieved by the light bouncing through the transparent pigments to the white-primed linen. The highlights in the rocks and lights within the foliage masses were achieved by pulling out paint with brushes or bits of paper towel. Paint was added and subtracted like this until I got the effects I wanted.

I’ve been working mostly with opaque paints for a very long time, and now I’m very excited about exploring the world of transparents! I was ready to break out my opaque pigments on this if needed, but I think I would have lost more than I’d have gained by adding opaque paint in this particular instance.

The Big One — Huge Full Moon last night

Posted by Jamie on March 20th, 2011

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

The huge, bright full moon last night received a lot of publicity! Apparently this was the largest and brightest the moon will appear for the next 19 years. They said on the news that it was approximately 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual! We had a totally clear sky here last night, so my husband and I went across the field to the lakeshore to take pictures. I brought my little pochade box along and did this small oil painting. There was a gentle breeze over the lake, scattering the reflections as they ran across the surface.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out my new site where I am posting my sketches! It’s called Hudson Valley Sketches (http://hudsonvalleysketches.blogspot.com). I’m no longer posting them here, so be sure to subscribe over there on the new site if you’d like to receive them in your email box or through your newsreader.

Pink and Blue Sunset

Posted by Jamie on February 14th, 2011

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6×6″, Oils on Ampersand Gessoboard (archival panel)
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This was such a fun painting to tackle. I definitely had my struggles here. Sometimes a sunset is so spectacular that you just can’t match the beauty you remember seeing. My palette for this painting was:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Pyrrole Red
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Viridian

A few days ago, I posted a series of four square sketches. It seems the winner for the one to paint larger was the winter scene, so I’ll be doing that one shortly.

While there’s still time to ship before the holidays, I’ll be bumping up some of my favorite smaller, unsold works that would be wonderful holiday gifts for that special someone. Give the gift of art — a celebration of beauty and creative inspiration. Purchase two and receive free shipping!

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3×3″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on stretched canvas. Easel, gold gift box and ribbon included.
$115.00 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.

Some time ago, there was a fantastic rainbow over the lake just before sunset. I grabbed my camera and ran outside to get some photo references. This was painted from one of the photos I took. The light and colors were almost too amazing to believe.

This miniature is shipped in a gold gift box, with a gold bow. The easel is included too! It makes the ideal present for any art lover, and looks great set on a small table or shelf. Quarter is shown for size reference.

The Calm Before the Storm

Posted by Jamie on July 19th, 2010

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8×10″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on Canson Board, unframed
$260.00 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 went out to the lakeshore very early this morning to try to grab some morning color before a thunderstorm moved in. I was there just in time, because it started to rain just as I was putting the painting away!

Sunrise Footprints in the Snow at Peach Lake

Posted by Jamie on February 16th, 2010

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Sunrise Footprints
5×7″, Oils on sealed, primed 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 sunrise view from my living room window. I really enjoy painting “plein air” from there in real time, but this one was done from a photo I took one beautiful winter morning.

Serene Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on January 13th, 2010

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9×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Arches 100% rag hot press watercolor paper, double matted to 16×20.
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was painted here in the Hudson Valley, by the lake next to my studio. I was so excited about getting out to paint that I ended up getting up at 4:30, while it was still pitch black. I dawdled at the computer and then all of a sudden realized it was already getting light out! Hoping to not miss my opportunity, I raced out the door just in time to catch this dramatic lighting on the lake and in the sky.

My palette for this painting was Hansa yellow opague, Ultramarine blue, Phthalo blue, Napthol red light, and Titanium white.

Fall Trees by the Lakeshore—large plein air oil painting

Posted by Jamie on October 15th, 2009

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20×24″, oil on stretched canvas
$960.00 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 is a fall plein air painting looking toward North Salem, across Peach Lake. It’s quite large for a plein air painting at 20×24″, and took several sessions on location to complete.

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2.5×3.5″, oil on canvas, framed, plus easel/stand included as shown above. (Quarter is for size reference. Sorry about the glare on the glossy, varnished painting!)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.


Mary’s Boat at Sunset

This is a painting of my friend Mary’s boat, out on the lake beside our house at sunset. The clouds were especially spectacular that evening. It is painted on unstretched canvas, with artist grade oil paints, and mounted on rag board to give it a permanent, artist grade, archival support.

Hudson Valley Journeys — North Salem Solo Show

Posted by Jamie on August 31st, 2009

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Tomorrow I will be hanging my solo show titled Hudson Valley Journeys at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem, NY. It will run from tomorrow through September 29. Please join me for a luncheon reception at the library on Sunday, September 13 from 12:30-2:30pm. The address is 276 Titicus Road, North Salem.

I hope many of my viewers will be able to get over there to see the show. If you cannot make it to the reception, you can see the show anytime the library is open. Here is a link to the library hours when you will be able to see the show.

The painting above is the one that appeared on the card for the show. It is a view of the beautiful Open Land Foundation property along Baxter Road in North Salem. It is available for purchase at the library or through my website at this link.

All of the paintings in that show are custom framed and also available through my website. If you click the Category on the right for “Brewster and North Salem”, you will see that some of those paintings are now listed as custom framed. Those are the ones in the show. (Works not in the show are unframed.) I do not generally offer framed works through my website, so if you’re interested in something ready to hang on that favorite wall, this is a great opportunity to pick up a custom framed piece at a great price.

Swans on the Ice at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2009

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16×20″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$640.00 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 painted from a photo I took on a morning with an amazing sunrise. I saw the turquoise and pink sky, threw on my jeans, shirt and coat, and dashed out to the lakeshore to take pictures. At 16×20, this is a nice size for that special wall. In spite of the brilliant colors, it has that wonderfully serene feel to it that only a spectacular sunrise can bring.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Viridian
Titanium White

Willow at the Point

Posted by Jamie on August 19th, 2009

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16×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
$440.00 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 liked this painting from the time I brought it home from the painting spot by the lake. However, I never varnished it because I felt it needed more warmth in the water and foliage colors. I touched it up with the addition of some pinks, oranges, and transparent red oxide glazes. I am a lot happier with it now! What do you think? The original is below for comparison.

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I’m one of those lucky plein air painters who has a default painting location right outside the studio door. In previous years, I painted here by the lake quite a bit. This year I seem to be traveling more and painting at home less. I think it may have something to do with the fact that my favorite tree to paint was decimated by a storm during the winter. Somehow, painting here just isn’t the same without that tree, but it made me turn my attention today to a different tree.

This little point juts out from the shoreline, with a charming willow tree at the end. I love painting willows, with their graceful clusters of leafy branches, and subtle color and value shifts. The wonderful early morning light and serenity made me realize that I need to paint here more often!

Little Red Boat at Daybreak

Posted by Jamie on August 5th, 2009

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12×16″, Oils on sealed, primed 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.

I set out before sunrise this morning, hoping for another dramatically-colored sunrise by the lakeshore. Although the colors didn’t cooperate in terms of high chroma, the beautiful, subtle shifts in value and color made the red boat spring to life in its more subdued surroundings.

I toned the panel a light pink color with Rembrandt Permanent Red Medium, then worked a lot with soft color changes within a limited value range. I used only three colors plus white for this one, and for yesterday’s painting too:
Williamsburg Cadmium Yellow Light
Rembrandt Permanent Red Medium
Utrecht Ultramarine Blue Deep

Sunset Dreams

Posted by Jamie on July 7th, 2009

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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.
I’m sorry that I don’t yet have my Paypal buttons reinstalled, so please just email me for a Paypal invoice if you are interested in purchasing this painting. I hope to have the buttons up again before the end of the week. Since my laptop died, I wasn’t able to work on it over the weekend! Now I’m up and running again with a great MacBook Pro.

This boat belongs to my friend Mary. It’s so convenient for me that she has her boat moored out here, as it gives me a wonderful painting subject!

I just finished preparing a batch of 65 panels using a new sealer, different gesso, and slightly different application process. This painting is the first one from the batch and WOW, I just love the way these panels are taking the paint!

Sailboat on the Lake miniature oil painting

Posted by Jamie on June 29th, 2009

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3″x2″ visible painting size, 5″x4″ including frame. Easel stand shown is not included, since the frame has an easel back so that it can stand up on its own. It also has a hanging hook on the back if you’d prefer to hang it.
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I ran out of varnish and had to drive all the way to Norwalk CT to get the kind I wanted! I spend the remainder of the day varnishing paintings and then priming panels…..No painting for the weary!

So, today’s painting is an older work that I enjoy a lot, which has not been shown here. It’s a 3×2″ miniature painting of my friend’s boat out on the lake. The painting is already framed in this elegant, gold wood frame. It is the perfect accessory for a side table, coffee table, dresser top, or shelf.

Miniature Migration

Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2009

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Golden OPEN Acrylics on 100% rag board, framed
2″ x 1.75″ framed size
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
Painting will be sent with miniature display easel and gold gift box.

You can click here to see more of “Jamie’s Jewels Miniature Gems”. If you don’t see one you like, consider commissioning one from your favorite scene! They make great gift items, and are budget-friendly original works of art.

This miniature sunrise is the perfect size to wear as a pin, or to set on the miniature easel where it can be admired. It is set in a beautifully detailed, classic gold frame. The quarter is there for size reference, so you can see what a tiny gem this is!

Here is a closer view:

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On my monitor, this is about actual size. Depending on the size of your screen and your resolution, it may show larger or smaller for you:

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I think this is one of the best miniature paintings I’ve done, so I’m pretty excited about it!