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Archive for the 'Still Life' Category

Full Sails on the Santa Maria

Posted by Jamie on September 22nd, 2015

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5×7″, acrylic on board
$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’ve been picking up some ship models at flea markets to paint and sketch.This is a really old model of the Santa Maria, wonky and aged and appears hand carved. It has a character that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it! I brought it out to the patio and painted it in acrylic.

Love in the Big Apple — Perfect Valentine Gift!

Posted by Jamie on February 11th, 2015

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7×5″, Golden Acrylics on New York City map mounted to archival board
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I had a great time preparing surfaces with cut up old maps. I glued the map pieces to archival, acid free foam board with Lineco acid-free bookbinding adhesive, rolled it with a brayer, and weighted it down to set. Then I applied a couple of coats of Golden Matte Medium, mainly because I love the working properties of the surface once the matte medium is applied, and it will also help to seal and protect the maps.

I painted this New York City map with roses for Valentine’s Day. What could be better than Love in the Big Apple? If you’d like to commission a similar painting of any size with your own city and choice of flowers, please contact me at JamieWG@aol.com for details.

This painting can be popped right into a standard 5×7″ frame.

Driftwood on the Beach

Posted by Jamie on October 4th, 2014

5×7″, oil on linen panel
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This driftwood tree trunk has been lying on the beach for ages at Little Stony Point, along the shores of the Hudson River in Cold Spring. I was looking for a challenge one afternoon, and took this on to explore the values, subtle color shifts, and twists and turns of the form. The longer I worked on it, the more I enjoyed the puzzle, as the pieces wove together to create what I saw before me. As the sun traveled westward, the driftwood got darker, and the water brighter. It was one of those stellar fall days that we never have enough of!

Here’s a photo of the scene with my painting, as I was painting it. You can click on it to get a larger image.

I’ve been painting at Little Stony Point quite a bit lately. I have four or five more paintings to post from this spot. The other ones feature the Hudson River, northern beach at Little Stony Point, and surrounding mountains — Storm King and Breakneck Ridge in particular. I still need to photograph those paintings, but I’ll be posting them in the coming days as I get a chance to adjust the images. Stay tuned!

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

Oops!

Posted by Jamie on July 22nd, 2013


8×10″, Golden High Flow acrylics on Stillman & Birn Beta paper, mounted to acid free foamboard.

This fun piece started out as an acrylic sketch in a wirebound sketchbook. My goal was to do a quick sketch to explore some of the properties of the new Golden High Flow paints, and then move on to a 16×20″ version on board. I’m enjoying working with these new paints, and hope to post a review of them soon.

It’s a good thing I was working on archival, 180 lb. sketchbook paper by Stillman & Birn, because I ended up taking this way farther than I originally intended. I went from a transparent, drippy and spattery concept, to a more opaque rendering as the painting evolved. The paint coming out of the bottle and flowing all over the surface was an afterthought, but I like it enough to want to do more of these!

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

Once I’d taken the painting as far as I wanted to go, I cut it out of the wirebound sketchbook with an exacto knife, sealed the back of the page (which probably wasn’t necessary), and mounted it to archival foamboard using acrylic gel medium. This will be varnished and framed like an oil painting.

I have to say, the Stillman and Birn Beta paper worked great for this! I was very impressed. I clipped the page to each side of the sketchbook while I painted using a metal office binder clip, and the paper did fine without taping in spite of the fact that I worked fairly wet at the start of this piece with a loaded brush, drips, and spatters. It was so easy to mount because the paper dried perfectly flat. I can already tell that it’s going to varnish up beautifully.

Budding

Posted by Jamie on January 31st, 2013

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20×16″ in custom archival ivory mat with backing board, in a sealed polybag. This will fit any standard 16×20″ frame. Painting image size is 11×15″, Acrylic on Stonehenge Kraft (100% rag paper).

$490.00 plus $30 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 day in the life of my amaryllis plant. I painted this while it was in the budding stage. I loved seeing the colors emerging from the buds, which seemed to grow and open even as I was painting. It’s amazing how quickly that happens once it starts. The morning after painting this, there were already flowers.

The Golden Airbrush paints behave very much like watercolor and gouache. “Airbrush” is such restrictive terminology for these versatile paints. They are great to use with brushes, and also with calligraphy pens. They can also be used on canvas, boards, or other supports you’d use for acrylics, and varnished and framed without glass like oils. I’ve just started working with them in the past six months or so. I’m enjoying exploring their capabilities!

Pink and Yellow Memories

Posted by Jamie on January 29th, 2013

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9×11″
Gouache on Black Stonehenge (100% rag, archival paper)
$195.00 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.

My darling husband bought me flowers, so I just had to paint them! I set them into a gorgeous, old Moorcroft vase that belonged to my grand aunt, and paired them with a little yellow bird carving. I purchased the little bird directly from the sculptor at an art show in Naples, Florida several years ago. I’ve always wanted to get that into a painting and finally had my chance! I like the way the flowers pop against the dark background, and the painting has the feeling of emerging from the darkness into the light, which the photo of the painting doesn’t quite capture accurately. As usual, the painting is better than the photo. I guess that’s why many people like to have paintings!

I think this would look especially beautiful with an ivory mat and narrow, contemporary black frame. It could go into a standard size mat and frame for an 8.5×11″ size painting, photo, or document.

Four Still Lifes with a Limited Palette

Posted by Jamie on October 22nd, 2012

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9×12, Acrylic on paper
$175.00 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.

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

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These four still lifes were done using a limited palette of Raw Sienna, Red Oxide, Prussian Blue, and Titanium White. It’s an interesting combination of colors that yields a beautifully muted color range with much depth. Unfortunately there’s some glare on the dark background, which is mostly a rich, deep green. They were done as design studies, but once I saw the four together on the page, I thought about how great they’d look together like this with a single mat and frame.

I also have another set of four, painted in the same format, but landscape paintings. You can see those here on my Hudson Valley Sketches blog. The landscape set is also for sale, for the same price. ($175 plus $5 shipping/insurance.)

Lily and Clementines

Posted by Jamie on February 14th, 2012

6 x 6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed
$150.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

I often place a piece of fruit at the base of a vase of flowers for still life paintings. For this painting, I let them swap locations, and put the clementines into the vase!

Savoring Autumn

Posted by Jamie on October 12th, 2011

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5×7″, 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.

The spirit of fall conjures up so many images in my mind. Among my favorites are apples and fall leaves. This was so much fun to paint. Maybe I should do a series!

June Wildflowers

Posted by Jamie on June 14th, 2011

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20×16″ in custom ivory mat with backing board, Gouache on Stonehenge 100% rag paper. Image size is about 16×12″.
$490.00 plus $30 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 so disappointed when I heard we were going to have a rainy day today. I was looking forward to getting out and painting a commission that needs to be done on location. So I decided to turn the lemons into lemonade and continue with my “Flowers on Stonehenge paper” series that I’m enjoying so much. I picked the flowers late afternoon yesterday and arranged them in the vase so that I could start painting first thing today. I’ll have to look these all up in my wildflowers book to find out what they are. I’m pretty sure the little purple ones are asters, but I don’t know about the others. The tiny yellow ones on the left are so charming! I’d like to do another painting of those in a teeny tiny vase, so they can get the attention they deserve!

This was a much larger bouquet of flowers, so I went up to 16×12 in size. It just didn’t seem possible to do it smaller than that and still have space to let those long yellow flowers extend the way they love to do. It’s what gives them such character.

I love this vase. I bought it at a silent auction years ago, and it sat on a shelf ever since. I don’t know why it didn’t make it into the studio until now, but now that it’s here, I think it will become a permanent fixture!

Daisies in a Mexican Vase

Posted by Jamie on June 11th, 2011

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10×8″, Gouache on Stonehenge (archival, 100% rag paper)
$200.00 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.

My husband and I were in Woodstock, New York last weekend, and stopped at a flea market behind an old church. I found this charming Mexican vase there for a dollar! It seemed like the perfect thing for the wild daisies I picked.

I am loving how gouache performs on this Stonehenge paper. Previous colors of Stonehenge were all so light and washed out; this darker “Kraft” colored paper is just perfect!

Little Red Pot of Wildflowers

Posted by Jamie on June 10th, 2011

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5×7″, Gouache on Stonehenge paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I’ve done literally hundreds of drawings and paintings on kraft paper. In spite of the fact that it is not archival, the color is just too fabulous to pass up for some applications. So, when I heard that Stonehenge was coming out with a “Kraft” color in their gorgeous 100% rag, archival line of paper, I was thrilled. I started checking all the usual sources for it at least once a week. When I found it, it was only available in quantities of 25 full sheets. That was a good excuse to buy a lot of it!

I picked a huge bunch of wildflowers and set them out in six or seven vases. This little 5×7 is my first go on the new paper, and I think I’m in love!

This little red pot is one of my favorite vases. It was made by Marilyn Price, my favorite potter. Her pottery is available at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon. She makes her own glazes, and has the most beautiful shapes to her pots! It’s hard for me to go into the gallery and not buy a new pot of hers.

Pitcher of Flowers and Product Review

Posted by Jamie on February 25th, 2011

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7×5″, Oils on archival linen panel
$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.

Every so often, especially in winter, I get tired of working in my studio. I have a little 5×7″ Guerrilla Painter pochade box that I keep stocked with an assortment of artist grade water mixable oil paints for these occasions. I can use them anywhere in the house, in a cafe, or for painting in my enclosed car, without having to use solvents. They perform quite well, and I love that they give me these opportunities to break away from the studio when I need to do so.

Tonight was one of those times. I set up a little still life on the kitchen counter, broke out my little “stealth painting box,” and had a wonderful evening! I adore this little box. It holds a couple of wet paintings and my paints. There is a little black shoulder bag available that just fits the box and has a couple of pockets for a few additional supplies. I can grab it and go at a moment’s notice, and be able to paint anywhere!

Here’s an image of my setup below. You can click on it to get a larger, clearer view:

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My palette for this painting was:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Permanent Rose
Ultramarine Blue
Transparent Red Oxide
Titanium White

Simple Elegance — Yellow Rose in oils

Posted by Jamie on December 6th, 2010

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4×6″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Every once in awhile, I forget to post a painting. Sometimes I don’t realize until years later, when somebody requests a painting of a certain subject. In this case, I was asked if I had a painting of yellow roses. In searching through all my yellow rose paintings (and believe me, I had no idea I’d done so many!), I came across this one, which never got posted to my blog. This ended up being the chosen painting. I’m sorry about the glare in the photo. (It’s a good thing I’m a painter and not a photographer!) This one’s off to a new home tomorrow, but there are more yellow rose paintings floating around the studio if anybody else is interested!

Remember, there’s still time left to get that special someone a beautifully framed 5×7″ painting at a Holiday Special price with free shipping! Many still available. Click here to see them and for details.

Vase with a History

Posted by Jamie on February 18th, 2010

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6×6″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on mounted linen
$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 vase belonged to my great aunt, who was one of the sweetest, kindest ladies I’ve ever known. She lived to be 106, and I’m sure would be thrilled to see her vase in this painting! I love this little vase with the colorful plums circling the ultramarine blue. The beautiful linen color and texture is visible, and the surface is a joy to paint on. Many artists pre-prime boards or canvas to this warm linen color, but there’s nothing like the real thing, using a clear primer.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White

Love is a Canvas

Posted by Jamie on February 7th, 2010

Love is a canvas, furnished by Nature, and embroidered by imagination — Voltaire

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4×2″, Golden Acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, miniature easel included
The quote above is inscribed around the stretcher bars on the back of the canvas. Quarter is in the image for size reference only.
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I immediately thought of this quote when I set up to do this painting. The canvas is gallery wrapped, and the image is painted around the sides of the canvas, so that it can be viewed from all sides. The miniature easel will be shipped with the painting.

It is so difficult to get good photographs of miniatures. They always look much better in person. This one has a fairly dark background with some sheen, so it was impossible to get rid of all the glare from the lights when I took the photo. Here’s another image of it, with a Coke can for additional size reference:

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For such a little painting, I used a tremendous palette! Colors:
Cadmium Yellow Primrose
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Pyrrole Red
Cadmium Red Medium
Alizarin Crimson hue
Cerulean Blue hue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Oxide of Chromium
Jenkins Green
Titanium White
I had a few other colors out there as well, but the ones listed above were the ones I used.

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I toned the mini canvas and the sides with a mix of Transparent Red Oxide and Ultramarine Blue Golden Fluid Acrylics. Those dry quickly, so with a little help from my hair dryer, I was then able to use Golden OPEN Acrylics to paint the rest over that toned canvas.

I started working on the basic placement of shapes, and then worked more and more toward contrasts and details. I use blu-tack to adhere the mini canvas to a larger piece of foam board. That way I can hold it securely in one hand when necessary, while painting with the other.

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Two Pairs

Posted by Jamie on November 12th, 2009

Click for a clearer, larger image:

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5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on linen.
$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 was so much fun to paint!

My palette for this painting was:
Cadmium Primrose
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Pyrrole Red
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Titanium White

Happy Days

Posted by Jamie on August 10th, 2009


$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.


7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
Painting flowers always cheers me up. These should get some kind of a longevity award, having survived several days already and they’re still looking great. There’s a setup picture below for those who like to see what I’m working with. It’s a good thing you can’t see the rest of the studio; what a mess!

Wildflower Walk

Posted by Jamie on July 5th, 2009

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7×5″, Watercolor on Arches HP
$100.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

What a wonderful holiday weekend! I didn’t paint much, and since my laptop died while I was away, I couldn’t post anything either, or even check email. Sometimes that’s a blessing in disguise. I enjoyed family time, worked around the house, took lots of long walks, and finished preparing a batch of new painting panels.

We have a wildflower meadow upstate and it’s always interesting to see what’s in bloom. I went out early one morning and gathered these flowers for a bouquet. They were a nice sketching subject for a rainy day. I haven’t done much in watercolors lately, so really enjoyed breaking out my little travel set for this one.

Sunbathing — Gourds Series No 4

Posted by Jamie on June 26th, 2009


8 x 12″, Pastels on Wallis professional sanded paper, unframed
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Below is a picture of my setup, with the painting in progress.

Admiring the Gerberas

Posted by Jamie on February 22nd, 2009


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7×5″, Oil on canvas covered hardboard

This gorgeous bouquet of gerbera daisies is paired with a little bird sculpture that hangs around my studio and enjoys making an appearance in still life paintings from time to time.

Flowers on Linen, matted to 10×8

Posted by Jamie on February 8th, 2009

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6×8″, Acrylics on linen. Matted to 8×10″
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

Whew, was this ever hard! I thought it would never get finished. Sometimes these little ones can take as long as a much larger painting to complete. This one certainly fell into that category, but I am pleased with the result.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Red Light
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White

Happy Days

Posted by Jamie on February 6th, 2009

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16×20″, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# CP
$450.00 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.

The vibrant colors of this painting make me feel happy! This is a fairly large watercolor painting at 16×20″, and I wish I could get the whites to be that bright white color in the photo, like they are in the painting! It’s a good thing I’m a painter and not a photographer. This was a lot of fun…and a lot of work!

Whenever I make a clickable image, the smaller one looks a little fuzzy, so I’m putting up this extra image that you can click on to see this painting in a larger size:

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A Gift from the Heart

Posted by Jamie on February 4th, 2009

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7×5″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on linen, framed in a lovely silver wooden frame (included)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

My husband came home today with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me! These purple carnations are so gorgeous; I had to paint one right away.

Palette:
Quinacridone Magenta
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Primrose
Titanium White

The linen is clear-sized, so the beautiful color and texture remain visible.

Square Sunflowers

Posted by Jamie on February 2nd, 2009

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12×12″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, lovely gold wood frame available (not included in price)
$375.00 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.

What better way to brighten up your day than with a bouquet of sunflowers, paired with one of Louise King’s unique “Mud Pony” horse sculptures? I loved doing this colorful painting, with the strong color, high contrasts, and varied textures. It’s one of my personal favorites.

Love Is In the Air

Posted by Jamie on January 27th, 2009

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7×5″, Golden Acrylics on Archival Foam Board
$140.00 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.

Love is in the air just in time for Valentine’s Day! Surprise your sweetheart with art from the heart. There’s plenty of time for this to be in your mailbox to give to that special someone.

I just finished struggling with this little painting for two days, but finally got the effect I was after! Doing the gouache study yesterday helped, but achieving a scrubby background that I liked proved to be more of a problem than I’d anticipated. I’m very pleased with the way this turned out in the end. I think I’ll do a series with these little Marilyn Price vases (from the RiverWinds Gallery ) and different flowers, just in time for my favorite holiday.

This is painted on archival foam board, which has archival paper glued to both sides of an inert foam core. It can be popped right into a standard 5×7″ frame and framed like an oil painting, without glass. You won’t even need a backing board for it, since it’s on a sturdy support.

Red Blue and Green

Posted by Jamie on January 21st, 2009

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5×7″, Oils on Ampersand Gessoboard

$140.00 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.

These three, small vases were made by my favorite potter, Marilyn Price. Her work is at the RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, NY, along with many of my own paintings. Very often when I go to the gallery, I see something Marilyn made that I just can’t resist. My latest acquisition was made last Saturday, when I purchased the blue vase in the back of this painting. I set it up with two of her other pieces and played with using a lot of strong, pure color.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue Deep
Viridian
Ivory Black
Titanium White

Little Box of Secrets

Posted by Jamie on January 12th, 2009

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7×10″, Watercolor on Arches 140# hp
$100.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This is really the little box in which I keep my miniature paintings, but Little Box of Secrets is a much better title!

Fruit and Flowers No 4

Posted by Jamie on January 11th, 2009

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9×12, Watercolors on Arches 140# hp
$195.00 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.

Stay tuned for my return to oil and acrylic landscape paintings very soon!

Clementine in a Bowl on a Box

Posted by Jamie on January 9th, 2009

6 x 6″, 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 proved to be a much more challenging subject than I anticipated! I had a wonderful time today working through the issues presented by the interesting shapes, angles, and reflected light and color. I got this fascinating little bowl at the flea market last weekend. I have no idea what its original purpose was. It’s hard for me to envision a use for it, but it sure did work well for the painting! The mahogany boxes have also proved to be wonderful props. I love the rich, warm color and the flexibility they offer in positioning subjects .

My palette for this painting was:
Williamsburg Cadmium Yellow Medium
Williamsburg Cadmium Red Medium
Winsor Newton Artist Cadmium Orange
Winsor Newton Artist Burnt Sienna
Homemade Ultramarine Blue Deep
WN Griffin and Classic Artist Oils Titanium Whites mixed together