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My Interview with Mark Golden

Posted by Jamie on September 16th, 2008

Four artists who have been using the new Golden OPEN paints were selected to do interviews with Mark Golden for his online magazine Just Paint. I was one of the lucky few who shared my experiences with the OPEN acrylics in the article. You can click here to read a full color, PDF version of the magazine with images, or instead you can read a text version with no photos on the website. Either way, I hope you enjoy it!

You can post any comments you have to me about the article by clicking “comments” below.

Cedar Grove, Home of Thomas Cole

Posted by Jamie on July 30th, 2008

On the first day of our trip, we visited the home of Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole. The house was part of a 100+ acre fruit farm during his lifetime, owned by his wife’s family. She had to sell off most of their possessions after he passed away, so there are a lot of reproduction and period pieces in the house, but few that were actually there when Thomas Cole lived in the home.


Here is a picture I took of the famous view from the porch of his home. Unfortunately, it was heavily overcast that day, and the wonderful Catskill skyline that Cole had was obscured by cloud cover.


Adjacent to the house was a barn. Cole converted half the barn into his studio. The interior has great north light from a ground level window and one above. The walls inside it are brick and wood, so even with the cool north light, it has a warm, cozy feel. Many of his things were still there in the studio.


Between the house and barn is an outhouse. You wouldn’t think it would warrant a picture, but I took one because it has the distinction of having three seats. Why, I can’t imagine.


I didn’t get a chance to paint there, but they have a fabulous, small exhibit now of his plein air works in the house. Back then, the Hudson River School painters would go out into the field and do these small works to use as references for their huge paintings. One thing that struck me about the small paintings done as “field studies” is the large amount of detail incorporated into the work. I suppose that because they didn’t have small cameras to bring along, the relied only on these studies to produce their large paintings, and needed to include as much information as possible to bring back to the studio with them. They were certainly stunning, complete works in small formats. Here is an example:


Starting at Thomas Cole’s house was a wonderful start to our trip. It set the stage for all the locations to come. I felt inspired, setting out to visit the spots where he had painted. Having seen the exhibit of his reference paintings for the studio works, I decided that I would keep whatever paintings I did on this trip, and use them as my own references, alongside photos I took, to do studio and commission paintings.

Time in the Workshop

Posted by Jamie on July 21st, 2008

Dear Viewers,
I’ve been busy constructing a new painting box, preparing for a trip, and painting. I haven’t had a chance to photograph work or post images of the new box, and I’ve got a time crunch on my hands to keep painting while getting everything ready for my trip. I’ll be posting daily again starting next Monday, July 28, and will show you my new painting box then too. Thank you all for your kind comments, support, and appreciation of my work. ‘See you next week!



Hudson River Morning
8×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
(Click here for pricing information on this piece.)

The painting above was done last August at Boscobel Restoration, and was one of the first plein air paintings that I did with the new Golden OPEN Acrylic paints. I feel kind of sentimental as I think back to my first trip up to the Golden headquarters in upstate New York last summer. I dipped my brush into these paints for the very first time and felt the rush of excitement as I realized the potential of the jars of color before me. Here we are now, several generations of jars and tubes later, and the final product has been launched, and should be available in the stores within a couple of weeks. It’s been an amazing journey for me as an artist. I am delighted that the paint has reached its destination, and happy to have been a part of the process, yet I am sad that the fascinating and exciting development stage has ended. I guess I’m one of those people who loves a great experiment!

I spent much of the morning reorganizing some blog categories here, and added a couple of new ones. Among them is a separate category for my favorites from among my Golden OPEN Acrylic Paintings. The category listings are on the right sidebar —->, and you can click that category anytime to see many paintings done with this special new medium. I’ll continue to add to it.

The Secret Is Out! New Golden paints revealed….

Posted by Jamie on May 2nd, 2008

Path Through the Open Land Foundation
8×10, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Multimedia Artboard
Please email me if you are interested in this painting.

It’s been sooooo hard for me to keep this under wraps, but the time has finally arrived when I can share the great news! Everybody’s been asking me this year what acrylic paints I’ve been using that look so much like my oils, and I have to hem and haw and politely change the subject……until now. Golden Paints has developed a brand new line of “acrylics” with a very long open time. It is called Golden Open. They’ll be shipping to stores on July 1. The painting above is one of my favorites done with these new paints. You can see my demonstration thread for this painting here.The underpainting was done with Golden Fluid Acrylics, and then the Open paints were used over that.

I’ve been testing these paints for Golden Acrylics since last August, and it’s been such a thrill for me to finally have an acrylic paint that does what I want it to do. The long open time enables me to paint like I would with oils, only better. It is really like a new medium in that it can do some of the things oils can do, some of the things acrylics can do, some of the things gouache can do, and some of the things watercolors can do. After nine months of using this paint, I feel like I’m still just scratching the surface in terms of its possibilities. Almost all of the acrylics that you’ve seen here on my blog since August were done with this paint.

This still life on clear-sealed linen is another one of my favorites done with this paint:
Flowers on Linen, 8×6″


The paint tacks up as I work just enough to be able to do things that oils cannot. No more acrylic paint drying on your brushes either. When you finally get that mix of colors just right, the paint doesn’t dry out before you get a chance to use it. Edges can be blended and manipulated—no more razor-sharp acrylic edges in your paintngs unless you want them. Yet, it tacks up enough as I work to be able to scumble, glaze, and overpaint. Oils can’t do that! For plein air painting, they can’t be beat. Just a spray of water now and then keeps them totally workable. I can get paintings varnished and out to galleries in less than two weeks. I don’t have to put up with that nasty “sinking in” and flattening of values that oil paints do overnight without my permission! The color remains as beautiful and vibrant as when it was painted. These dry to a matte finish, so do not at all have that plastic look of many acrylics.

I’ve had good success with it in the figure painting studio too. This one from a few weeks ago is one of my favorite figure sketches with the new paint:
Amanda Resting, 8×10″ on Canson board


I hope any of you artists out there reading this will have the opportunity to try out this new product. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. I’d be happy to answer any questions relating to the working properties of the paints; just enter them as comments on this post. I am so happy to be able to discuss them at last.

In Memory of Thomas Humphrey: 1948-2008

Posted by Jamie on April 21st, 2008


The River Behind Tom’s House
12×16″, oils on canvas

Please click here to play the audio file of Andy Lafreniere and me playing a pair of Humphrey guitars while you read this post. The piece is “The One”, by California composer Peter Madlem.

When my Ramirez classical guitar slipped from my grasp on a flight of stairs in 1979, splitting in three places, it led me to the doorstep of classical guitarmaker Thomas Humphrey. As I rang his doorbell on West 72nd Street in Manhattan, with my damaged instrument, I didn’t know that I was about to meet one of my closest friends, or that I’d end up owning four of his amazing guitars, or that our future spouses and children would play together in the brooks behind our house and his, and that we’d watch them grow together until his untimely death last Wednesday.

Tom’s entire workshop at that time was crammed into a small bedroom in his New York City apartment. He worked day and night, tirelessly unlocking the secrets to producing instruments with a sound he heard clearly in his head, but not yet in a classical guitar. Already well-known as a luthier in New York, his apartment was affectionately referred to as Grand Central Station. Musicians would congregate, friends would come and go, and there were more fabulous spur-of-the-moment classical guitar performances there than in the concert halls of New York City. Tom’s magnetic personality, wonderful sense of humor, and beautiful-sounding instruments drew guitar players from near and far. His reputation sky-rocketed when he developed and patented his Millennium design, and his name became a household word for guitarists world-wide. The elevated fingerboard gave players easier access to the high reaches of the instrument, and combined with his unique bracing design, increased it’s projection.

When C.F. Martin approached Tom about making two models that copied his design, my husband and I tried talk Tom out of it. But those who knew Tom know that it was always futile to argue with his vision. While we were afraid that it would lead to loss of business for his own handmade instruments, Tom felt it would force him to have to invent something even better. And so his search for the next great breakthrough continued. Like all great artists, Tom was never satisfied. He always wanted more volume, fuller sound, better sustain.

Tom was as much a philosopher as he was an artist and inventor. He looked at life as a creative journey, and pressed ever-onward along his ingenious path. It wasn’t unusual for my phone to ring early in the morning, with Tom’s excited voice on the other end, explaining his idea for a new bracing pattern. Once Tom and his wife Martha moved up to their estate in Gardiner, NY, I’d often bring my paints along on visits to capture the Shawangunkill River that wound through the back of their property, or the white cliffs of the Gunks that faced the front. But often as not, we’d get absorbed in conversation, talking away in the workshop for the day, or playing his latest batch of guitars one by one, and the brushes would remain in my easel.

When I rang that doorbell in New York City in 1979, and as we had our first philosophical conversation, I didn’t imagine that his voice would be silenced at the young age of 59. Tom’s sound will forever live on through his instruments, and I am grateful that I will hear him speak every time I pick up my guitar.

You can click to read the New York Times Obituary.

Art Sale in Katonah tomorrow. One day only!

Posted by Jamie on April 5th, 2008

On Sunday, April 6, there will be an Art Sale at Katonah Art Center, 131 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY, from 10am-3pm. There are a dozen of my paintings there, beautifully framed, at very reasonable prices. This sale is one day only! You can call Katonah Art Center at 914-232-4843, or visit their website at http://www.katonahartcenter.com. Some of my favorite, small format, new works are there, including many of my recent still life paintings on linen, and some of the new landscapes too.

The Art Center is simultaneously hosting an Open House, so you can also check out the studios and all the new spring class offerings while you’re there. They have a wonderful faculty.

Dear Email Subsribers to My Website….

Posted by Jamie on February 1st, 2008

I have a new subscription option for my site that is working much better. It will deliver my posts, with the images, directly to your email! I tested it out last night and it works great. When you get a chance, please subscribe by entering your email address in the new box on the left, clicking to subscribe, and then following the instructions. Once you’ve confirmed that subscription, I will delete your name from your current subscription so that you won’t have to be receiving both of them. I think you will all enjoy receiving the actual painting image via email, rather than just notification of a new post.

North Salem show

Posted by Jamie on December 1st, 2007

Many thanks to everybody who came to the opening reception of my solo show at the North Salem Library!

I tried to snap a few pictures of some of the paintings before things got busy. As you can see, it’s a good thing I’m a painter and not a photographer!

Click images to enlarge them.


My daughter Sarah had the job of arranging the little shelf of small works. She has such a good eye.

I challenged visitors to pick out which ones were oils and which were acrylics, but the painting above on the right, in the middle row, with the dark hillside, pink grasses with goldenrod and backlit tree fooled nearly everybody.


The light streaming in from the window caused a lot of glare to the paintings framed under glass, but you can get an idea…..They’re all on the site here in their own individual posts, unframed, if you want to see better images of specific works. Clearly there are advantages and disadvantages to framing under glass! They didn’t show as much glare in real life as they’re showing in the photos.


The Farthest to Travel Award goes to Seth Golden of Golden Acrylics, and his mom, who drove all the way down from Oneonta, New York for the opening. That was a huge and wonderful surprise to me!

I really appreciate all my friends and neighbors who came from near and far, enjoyed the show, and provided great laughs, support, and companionship. Thank you also to the staff of the North Salem Library who made the show possible, and the library board members who visited.

For those who couldn’t come to the opening reception, the show will run through the end of December during regular library hours.

To receive my painting post cards via surface mail….

Posted by Jamie on November 10th, 2007

Whenever I have a big show, I send out a post card with an image of one of the paintings for the show on the front, and information on the location of the show on the back. Some of my customers and blog-watchers enjoy collecting the painting images this way and attending my opening receptions. I am in the process of mailing out the cards for my next show, which is a solo show at North Salem Library. If you’d like to receive it, please email me with your full name and surface mail address, and I’ll send you one. It’s a beautiful winter snow scene overlooking Peach Lake.

I do not share these addresses with anybody; they are for my own mailing list only. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll have received a couple of these within the past couple of months. If you didn’t get them, then you’re not on the list!

Second Saturday…..That’s Tonight!

Posted by Jamie on November 10th, 2007

Come explore Second Saturday in Beacon! All the shops are open late, and the galleries have their openings tonight of all the new shows. You can see six of my paintings at the wonderful Riverwinds Gallery, and then walk a block west to 150 Main Street, to see 19 more of them at the Bannerman Gallery! I’ll be around to say hi between 4 and 7pm.

Paintings on the Wall

Posted by Jamie on October 25th, 2007

A happy customer sent me a photo of my paintings on the wall. I love the way they’re arranged. Thank you so much for the image!

Two receptions tomorrow! Come join us….

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2007

Suhua Wood and I will be painting outside the WPA Gallery at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation tomorrow (Saturday 10/6) from 1-4pm, where our show “Plein Air Plus” is continuing through October 21st! Please stop by for some munchies, to see our works in progress, and to view the show!

From 4:30-6pm tomorrow (10/6), I’ll be at the Opening Reception of the Fine Arts Show, held at Tilly Foster Farm. The show is in the Putnam Arts Council Building #8. My large painting, The Wall Shelf, was accepted into the show. It’s one of my personal favorites, and I hope some of you can come see it in person. The show runs for a month. There’s a link to Putnam Arts Council on the right side of this website page. You can click it to see their hours, location, and contact information.

Welcome to all the USA Today Readers!

Posted by Jamie on August 12th, 2007

Welcome to all of you who are visiting my blog as a result of the article in USA Weekend. Please email me from the link at the top of the page with any questions, and feel free to leave your comments on the paintings using the “Comment” link in each post. I hope you enjoy looking through my online gallery of original art here.

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Many thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the work and return often, whether to purchase art or just enjoy viewing!


5×7″, Golden Acrylics on 100% rag Fabriano paper
$50.00 plus $5 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 painted this acrylic sketch last night in anticipation of my exciting trip to Golden Artist Colors today. I’ve been invited to their headquarters in New Berlin, New York. Painting Golden Acrylics using Golden Acrylics seemed to be the perfect still life setup for the occasion. I’ll post all about it when I return tomorrow.


Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2007

Well here I am, late to post about my own show! If you’d like to get in your car today and take a nice drive in the country, please join me for my show reception today, from 2-5pm, at the

White Silo
Route 37
Sherman, CT

Mapquest for directions.

This is the first show of our group, Hudson Valley Four. The artists are Jamie Grossman, Daisy dePuthod, Phyllis Tarlow, and Suhua Wood. We have 82 paintings in the show from tiny to enormous.

There will be a wine tasting going on simultaneously!

Graduation Day

Posted by Jamie on May 17th, 2007

My son is graduating from college, so I’ll be taking a few days off to enjoy the festivities. See y’all on Monday!


8×10″, oils
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
This is the painting I did this morning for the Artists on Location event in Garrison, New York. I painted down by an inlet of the Hudson River along Fair Street in Cold Spring. It was much chillier than I’d anticipated, hence the pun in the title of “Cold Spring Morning”. I framed the painting in my car and drove back to the gallery to deliver it. I’m not sure how accurate the color is on this image, since I don’t have the painting to compare with the digital image. The paintings were auctioned off starting at 5pm. I had to go to my opening at the Bannerman Island Gallery in Beacon, so had to miss the live auction.

Artists on Location, Saturday May 12, Garrison, NY

Posted by Jamie on May 11th, 2007

Tomorrow is the big day that happens twice a year, when up to 85 artists gather in Garrison New York to paint the town and the Hudson River. Each artist has the day to paint on location, and returns the completed painting to the gallery at Garrison Art Center, framed, by 3pm. The paintings are hung on display and auctioned Saturday night. I’ll be out painting with the rest of them! I haven’t chosen my location yet, but knowing me, I’ll probably paint somewhere along the Hudson River in Garrison or Cold Spring.

Simultaneously, there is a silent auction ongoing in another gallery at Garrison Art Center. Those paintings are brought by many of the same artists who go out painting. You can read more about the event by clicking the link to Garrison Art Center on the right sidebar here.

The Lower Hudson Valley chapter of New York Plein Air Painters has a show opening this Saturday, May 12, from 4-6pm at the Bannerman Island Gallery. The gallery is located at 150 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Come visit if you can! If you can’t make it there on Saturday between 4-6pm, the show runs until June 3, so you’ll still have time to see our work.

I hope to see you there!

One of my paintings of Tilly Foster Farm has been featured in an article in today’s Journal News. Putnam Arts Council has announced that they are moving to Tilly Foster Farm! Since that is one of my favorite painting locations, I couldn’t be more thrilled. You can read more about it in the article.

In celebration, I have moved up several of my Tilly Foster works to the top of my blog. Just scroll down the page to view them. I’d like to give a big, warm welcome to any new visitors who have come to my site as a result of the article in today’s paper. I hope you have an enjoyable visit and return often!


International Sketchcrawl #13 tomorrow!

Posted by Jamie on March 16th, 2007

Tomorrow is the official International Sketchcrawl #13. That means that artists around the globe will be packing up their sketchbooks, pens, pencils, brushes and paints, and heading out to do as many sketches of their day as they possibly can. Whether you’re an “artist” or not, anybody can participate by just doodling your surroundings as the day goes by. Join me in celebrating the International Sketchcrawl by documenting your day in drawings. I hope to have a few pages to show by the time I post here tomorrow night.

Hudson Valley Show Opening at Freshman Fine Arts

Posted by Jamie on March 11th, 2007

Last night was the opening of the Hudson Valley show at Freshman Fine Arts in Beacon. Many thanks to my friends and fans who came to see the show. Below are a few photos of my paintings there. Please contact the gallery directly at 845-440-8988 if you see something that interests you. The paintings range in size from 5×7″ up to 24×36″.




The show is really wonderful, with a wide variety of colorful work ranging from abstract to contemporary realism. Please do stop by and see it if you’re in the area.

I have eight paintings ranging in size from 5×7″ up to 24×36″ in a show opening tomorrow at Freshman Fine Arts in Beacon, NY. Please join us for some wine and munchies between 6 and 9pm to see different artists’ interpretations of the Hudson River Valley, from abstract to realism.

There’s always lots going on during Beacon’s monthly “Second Saturday”. Shops and galleries are open late, all the galleries have their new openings then, there are glass blowing demos at Hudson Beach Glass, and wine tasting at the Artisan wine shop. There are wonderful restaurants and antique shops. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday night. Come join the fun!

Saturday, March 10, 6-9pm
Freshman Fine Arts
4 South Chestnut Street
Beacon, NY
Phone: 845.440.8988

Welcome to the USA Today readers!

Posted by Jamie on March 4th, 2007

I’d like to give a big welcome to all the USA Today readers who are coming to visit my online studio/blog as a result of today’s article in USA Weekend. Thanks so much for stopping in and browsing through my paintings.

The front blog page only holds 30 days of work, so you can see other paintings by clicking on the “Available Paintings” link at the top of the page, or the Category links on the right side of this page. Most unsold paintings not currently in galleries have Buy Now links so that you can pay by credit card or bank transfer securely through Paypal. Paintings are priced by size, hence the wide price range.

I do lots of pet and landscape commission work, so feel free to contact me if you’ve got a special pet or scene in mind that you’d love to see in paint!

Feel free to email any questions to me; there’s a link directly to my email on the right side of this page, under “Links”. I hope you enjoy your visit. There’s a new post nearly every day, so please bookmark my site and come back often to see what’s going on in the studio.


Tracks in the Snow at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 7th, 2007

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

6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed
I looked out the window this morning and there was a beautiful sunrise of subdued violets and yellows over the lake. I wasn’t yet set up to paint, and knew that what I was seeing would vanish long before I had a chance to lay out palette and get my brushes. Rather than skip painting a sunrise, I went through photos I’d taken of the view in previous winters. I came across one I’d been meaning to paint for a long time, and spent the morning having a wonderful time doing this painting.

Tomorrow morning, I’ll have to make sure I’m set up earlier to catch it in the moment!

Here’s an update of my show calendar so far for 2007:
March 10-about April 8—Hudson River Show at Freshman Fine Arts, 4 South Chestnut St, Beacon
May 12-June 4—Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters show at Bannerman Island Gallery, Main St, Beacon
June 15-July 1—White Silo Winery (four-artist show)
September—Two-person show with Suhua Wood at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
October—Artists on Location, Garrison
October—Two-person show with Walter Mosley at Bannerman Island Gallery
December—Solo show at North Salem Library
Of course you can always see a rotating selection of my work in all styles and subjects at The Paint Box in Bedford Hills.

There’s a link on the right to my blog for my shows, openings and other events. Stay tuned there for more news. I’ll add specifics as the dates get closer.

Painting and Showing and Painting and Showing

Posted by Jamie on December 8th, 2006

I started a painting today, but was disappointed that I didn’t quite have time to finish it. Yesterday I finished the tweaks on my night painting from the day before, but haven’t had a chance to take the pic and upload it. Hopefully I’ll finish up the one I started today over the weekend, then will take photos of both and upload them here.

To those in the area, I’ll be making the rounds at my shows over the next 24 hours or so with receptions and greetings. Feel free to visit and browse at:

  • Garrison Art Center, Member Show—Tonight from 7-9pm
  • Putnam Arts Council Belle Levine Gallery, Invitational exhibit of about 40 of my paintings—Saturday from 12-3
  • Bannerman Island Gallery—Five of my paintings in the show, reception is Saturday 4-6pm
  • RiverWinds Gallery—9 paintings left in the Buone Feste show, reception Saturday 5-8

Also, the owner of The Paint Box gallery visited my studio this morning and selected five more paintings, so she now has about 15 down there in Bedford Hills. Stop in if you have a chance!

From Framing Madness to Panel-Making Madness

Posted by Jamie on November 29th, 2006

When my framing frenzy was over and the dust finally settled in my studio last night, there were 54 paintings ready to go to the show. I decided to leave two of the larger paintings here, and delivered 52 to Putnam Arts Council’s Belle Levine Gallery this morning. It’s going to look awesome! I’ll try to get some pics to post after everything is hung and ready. I’ll also be at the Gallery on Saturday, December 9 from 2-5, and on Tuesday, December 12 from 12-3 for anyone who wants a personal tour of the exhibit.

For those in Dutchess County, don’t forget that I have 9 paintings left in the Buone Feste show at the River Winds Gallery! It’s right on Main Street in Beacon. There is a wonderful selection of gift items in that show made by local artisans. I splurged and bought myself a pair of gorgeous handmade earrings there.

And let’s not forget Westchester County…. You can see my paintings at The Paint Box in Bedford Hills. There are many small pieces, as well as a 24×36 plein air oil painting of Constitution Marsh in Fall.

Now that all those paintings have been framed, what’s a Daily Painter to do? Why, start making panels to resume painting, of course! My studio has been transformed from Framing Central into The Painting Panel Factory. I’m really eager to paint more square formats. I’ve often used 12×12, but those are a little large for my daily paintings, and I can’t find smaller ones that are reasonably priced. So, I’m making up a batch of 6×6″s, and while I’m at it, more 5x7s and 6x8s too—about 100 in all. The masonite boards are all cut (thanks to some help from my dear hubby), and after returning home from the gallery, I sanded about 30 of them and sealed them with two coats of GAC100 (acrylic polymer emulsion). I’ll follow that up tomorrow with a mixture of acrylic primer (gesso) and modeling paste, then two coats of a gesso/pumice mix.

I hope to get back to churning out a painting every day (well…five days a week) in another day or so with my new panels!

It’s Showtime!

Posted by Jamie on November 27th, 2006

I’m getting ready for a big show at the Belle Levine Gallery, with over 30 of my paintings ranging in size from 2×3 inches to 2×3 feet. You’re all invited to this fun event, which will also feature the work of many local artisans just in time for your holiday shopping. The show opens this Saturday, December 2, and runs through December 22 at 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac, NY. (More information will be posted on my Shows and Galleries blog. You can click the link in the sidebar on the right side of your screen.)

As you can imagine, I’ve been busy, busy, busy with Framing Madness in my studio. Last night and this morning I framed 8 pastels. Here are a few of them. They are all 16×20″ framed size.

In case you’ve ever wondered what an artist’s studio looks like while engaged in Framing Madness, have a peek. It’s not a pretty sight….and don’t trip over anything, pleeeeease!