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Archive for the 'Sunrise/Sunset' Category

Sunset Glow

Posted by Jamie on August 14th, 2017

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24×36″, acrylic on board, framed

$3,000.00 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.

This Catskills scene from North South Lake, made famous by Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Jasper Cropsey, is a large format painting in warm sunset colors of golds and rusts. It is from my series of works done in analogous colors, which harmonizes the palette by using only colors adjacent to one another on the color wheel. I found the warm-colored paintings of that series to be more challenging to paint in some ways, but often more rewarding too! This is one of my personal favorites from the series.

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

Streaming Light at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on July 25th, 2017

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24×36″, acrylic on paper mounted to hardboard and varnished, framing included

$2,800.00 plus $100 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.

At Olana, the estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church, there is a western view from a lesser-known path of the Hudson River and the Catskills. It’s the most dramatic vista from the property for me because of the fantastic skyline of the mountains, and the fact that it faces due west at sunset. On this particular visit, I was able to catch the sun rays streaming from the cloud forms as the colors changed. I did a quick painting on location, and captured some photos for additional paintings like this one. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Great Blue Heron Over North South Lake

Posted by Jamie on July 19th, 2017

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12×16″, watercolor on paper. Includes mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″).
Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame, or I can frame for you for a small additional fee.

$225.00 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 painting features another atmospheric day at my favorite place for painting atmospheric days — North South Lake! The Great Blue Heron flying over was a nice accent to the dramatic sky. Click the image below for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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Autumn Sunset Candlewood Lake

Posted by Jamie on April 5th, 2017

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6×8″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard

$170.00 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 did a series of small paintings from high above Candlewood Lake in Sherman CT, in order to select one scene for a large commission. There is so much drama from up there! Cannot wait to go back and do more. Below is an image you can click for a larger, clearer view of the painting.
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Hudson River Sunset

Posted by Jamie on April 2nd, 2017

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
Framing available for a small additional fee.

$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.

This painting features the fabulous view from the hills above Garrison, looking over West Point, and north through the Hudson Highlands to Bannerman Island. It is a stunning vista at any time of day, but sunsets are magical!

Hudson River Twilight

Posted by Jamie on March 28th, 2017

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12×16″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
Framing available for a small additional fee.

$820.00 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 have a favorite field I like to paint from at Frederic Church’s Olana estate in Hudson NY. Hudson River School artist Church did a lot of sunset paintings from that area of his property. I was walking along the trail past one of his painting spots close to sunset when I caught this opening in the trees, overlooking the Hudson River through the clearing. I started to paint it on location, but couldn’t finish in time before it got dark. I snapped a bunch of photos while painting, and finally had a chance to finish it up today. I definitely want to check out this scene again at other times of day, and in other seasons. They’ve been working a lot on clearing overgrowth to bring some of these views back that have gotten overgrown as the years go by. I’m always excited to see what’s new in the landscape there!

Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the 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.

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.

Regal Sunset at Olana

Posted by Jamie on September 24th, 2016

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5×7″, Acrylic on linen panel

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

Sunset over the Hudson River, from the home of Hudson River School painter, Frederic Church.

Copper Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on September 20th, 2016

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24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed

$3,000.00 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.

This painting was a long time in the planning! Several years ago, I went to a Hudson River overlook at Bear Mountain very early in the morning. It is on the western side of the river, so the sun was coming in toward me. The light streaming from the east silhouetted the land forms, and warm color streamed toward me from the eastern sky, reflecting in the water. I did a 5×7″ plein air, attempting to catch the fleeting light and color, while knowing it would all be gone in ten minutes. You can see that painting at this link.

Since then, I’ve done a few paintings based on that study, featuring the view over Iona Island and the warm, early morning light. The one at this link was a 6×9″ color study in golden hues. Another 6×9″ color study, with the orange hues as in the larger painting featured in this post, is currently at RiverWinds Gallery. I liked them both and it was hard to decide which one to go with for the large painting. In the end I decided to use the copper tones, building multiple layers of warm glaze colors over a monochrome underpainting.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting.
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Golden Sunrise Color Study

Posted by Jamie on July 21st, 2016

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6×9″, acrylic on board, unframed
$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.


Framing is available at an extra cost.

I did a few color studies for a large painting, and this one came out so beautifully that I decided to finish it off and offer it for sale. The colors are so much more subtle and beautiful in real life. I love this scene overlooking the Hudson River and Iona Island from Bear Mountain, and have painted it in many seasons and different mediums, at different times of day. I’ve painted it on location and in the studio. I just can’t seem to get enough of it!

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

Mini Monet — Houses of Parliament at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on January 8th, 2016

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1 1/4 x 1 1/2″, acrylic on bristol board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

These miniature paintings, which I call “Jamie’s Jewels”, are usually done on a commission basis. In spite of the diminutive size, they are done under magnification, and are very time consuming. After being painted, they are varnished, framed, photographed, and sold with the miniature easel included. They are shipped in little gold gift boxes with gold bows, and make the ideal present for that Special Someone! This one is a miniature copy of one of Monet’s many beautiful renderings of the Houses of Parliament.

Church’s Sunset

Posted by Jamie on September 1st, 2015

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6×12″, oil on canvas panel
$275.00 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 a view from Hudson River School painter Frederic Church’s homestead, Olana. It was painted on location at a spot close to where one of his studios was located on the property. The pond, Hudson River, and Catskill Mountains are all visible in the scene with the drama of the sunset. I never get tired of painting at Olana!

I’ve had a really hard time getting a decent photo of this painting, so I’ll just say that the photo cannot do this one justice! Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger, clearer view of the image, but it still doesn’t look nearly as nice as the actual painting!

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Blazing Sunset Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on May 12th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on linen panel
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This painting of a colorful sunset over the Hudson River features thick paint laid on with brushes and palette knives. Summer blooms were in abundance, silhouetted against the light. Below is an image you can click on for a 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.

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Display easel included. Painting is sent framed, in gold gift box with bow and easel.
2 x 2 1/2″ including frame
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This miniature sunset featuring the Hudson River is the perfect gift for that special someone. Everybody has a place for one of these little gems, and they arrive already framed, in a gold gift box with the display easel. To see more of my miniature paintings, click here and scroll down.

This was painted from a Hudson River overlook near the Bear Mountain Bridge. My husband and I went on a photo expedition and were treated to a great sunset, which made it worth putting up with freezing cold temperatures! I got a bunch of great photos to work from during the winter, so stay tuned!

Sunrise Glare on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on January 13th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
$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.

The other day, I posted a painting done from Bear Mountain, overlooking this same view of Iona Island and the Hudson River. The challenge I faced on that one was the quickly changing light very early in the morning. I was so determined to capture the strong yellow glow before it vanished, that I went back the following day. I arrived very early and pulled out this small panel, covering it with the transparent yellow that washed the scene, and painting into that until the sun came up higher and the color again disappeared. Once that happened, I stopped and put it away so that I could finish it in the studio, and keep the concept intact. I tried to keep the painting as transparent as possible, using very little white to maximize the glow through the paint layers.

Hudson River School Sunset 2 — Jamie’s Jewels

Posted by Jamie on December 16th, 2014

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2 x 2-1/2″ (including frame), acrylic
The frame, easel, gold gift box, and bow are included
(Quarter in the photo is for size reference!)

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

Sunsets are always special times at Olana, estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. He loved to paint along this ridge below his home, which faces due west across the Hudson River. The Catskill Mountains form the skyline as the sun’s descending rays cascade across the sky and landscape. No two sunsets are alike here!

This is the second of my mini Hudson River School Sunset series, which features locations where the Hudson River School artists painted. Some of these sites are along the Hudson River School Art Trail. Others are sites where Cole, Church, Durand and others painted, but due to difficult access, limited parking, or some other reason, they are not on the Art Trail registry.

These miniatures are perfect gift items. They will arrive in gold gift boxes, already framed in these ornate gold miniature frames as shown. The little black easels are also included, so you can set them right out in a favorite spot. Everybody has a place for a little jewel, or a collection of them! I also do commissions of these miniature pieces, so if you have a favorite scene you’d like to have as a miniature painting, let me know.

Click here to see my other Miniature Paintings and Jamie’s Jewels.

Miniature Hudson River School Sunset — Jamie’s Jewels

Posted by Jamie on December 15th, 2014

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2 x 2-1/2″, acrylic
The frame, easel, gold gift box, and bow are included
(Quarter in the photo is for size reference!)

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

I’ve been doing commissions like crazy through this holiday season, but I finally had time to do a few of my “Jamie’s Jewels” miniatures — something I’ve not done for a really long time! I thought it would be fun to embark on a mini Hudson River School Sunset series. They will feature locations where the Hudson River School artists painted. Some of these sites are along the Hudson River School Art Trail. Others are sites where Cole, Church, Durand and others did paint, but due to difficult access or some other reason, they are not on the Art Trail registry.

These miniatures make fabulous gift items. They will arrive in gold gift boxes, already framed in these ornate gold miniature frames. The miniature black easels are also included, so you can set them right out in a favorite spot. Everybody has a place for a little jewel, or a collection of them!

Click here to see my other Miniature Paintings and Jamie’s Jewels.

Sailing at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on November 4th, 2014

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6×6″, Oils on Ampersand Gessoboard
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

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

Hudson River Sunset from Cold Spring Miniature

Posted by Jamie on September 13th, 2014

3×6″, oil on stretched canvas, display easel included
$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.

This panoramic sunset miniature painting of the Hudson Highlands, as seen from Cold Spring, was painted on location on a miniature stretched canvas. I painted the sides too, so it looks perfect set on a miniature easel on a desk or side table. The wooden display easel is included in the price of the painting. It’s a perfect gift item for somebody who loves the Hudson River! Storm King Mountain is on the left, with Little Stony Point jutting out into the river, and Breakneck Ridge on the right.

Here is an image you can click on for a slightly larger version of the painting:

Sunset Memories

Posted by Jamie on April 16th, 2014

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

This is a spot that was one of Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s favorite places to paint. I visit here frequently at sunset with a small pochade box to paint studies and take photos. Last year, I experimented with some color palette ideas in watercolor and acrylic from many of the photos I took here. This morning I pulled out all those color studies and some of the photographs, and explored those ideas in oils. I think I feel a series coming on!

Pink and Purple Sunset from Olana

Posted by Jamie on September 3rd, 2013


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

There is so much to paint at Olana, and yet I never get tired of painting the big vista. Every sunset is different. This one was dramatic! I was there with my friend Patti. We were initially painting from another spot, but were afraid we’d have trouble getting back down the trail in the dark. So we stopped there well before sunset, and went on to this spot, where we remained until the sun fell below the horizon.

Here is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view:

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Posted by Jamie on August 22nd, 2013

8×10″, acrylic on sealed Arches hot press board
$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.

Whenever I haven’t been to Olana for awhile, I have to do at least a couple of paintings from the top overlooking the Hudson River. This one was done in the late afternoon, just as the warmer color started moving into the atmosphere. Every day tells a different story here at the top of the hill. The clouds are always moving, and the landscape changes with the time of day and the seasons. The spot always has a freshness to it, even if I’ve painted it a hundred times.

If you’d like to see a larger view of the painting, you can click on the image below:

Catskill Drama from Olana

Posted by Jamie on August 21st, 2013


8×10″, acrylic on Arches board
$200.00 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 have big news! Jurors have gone through the artist applicants for the three day Olana Paintout and Art Auction on October 3-5. They have selected twenty-six artists for the event, and I am one of them! So I’ve been spending some time strolling the grounds there and doing lots of small plein air pieces at different times of day, to help familiarize me with vistas both old and new on the 250 acre estate.

This view of the Hudson River and Catskills is not one I’ve painted before. The Hudson River appears as a streak in the foreground amidst farmland and low hills, before arriving at the dramatic skyline of the Eastern Escarpment of the Catskills. It’s quite different from the south-facing view we’re all accustomed to seeing from the front of the mansion. I’d like to revisit this spot a few times.

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

This painting was done with Golden Open Acrylics. They were such a pleasure to work with, staying juicy and blendable all through the painting process. I used them on an Arches hot press board that I sealed with two coats of Fluid Matte Medium. The painting can then be varnished and framed like an oil painting. I love this surface for acrylics! It’s one of my current favorites, and the varnished paintings look absolutely stunning.

Fall Sunset at Olana

Posted by Jamie on August 16th, 2013

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6×6″, Oil on Ampersand Gessoboard (archival panel)
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I can’t even count how many sunsets I’ve witnessed at Frederic Church’s homestead, Olana. Sometimes the sun just drops like a stone and the lights go out. Other times, I’m treated to a magnificent festival of light and color. Photos from those occasions become the inspiration for many paintings in various sizes, formats, and mediums. Such was the evening of this particular sunset. The yellow light blazed behind the Catskill Mountains, and there was a red rim of fluting along the edge where land meets sky. On these evenings, one can feel Frederic Church’s passion for the view that he was fortunate enough to call “home”.

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8×10″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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I drove up the mountain to South Lake, where Thomas Cole did his famous painting, Lake with Dead Trees, and many other Hudson River School painters did their renditions of Round Top Mountain’s peak looking down upon the lake. It was my intention to finish a painting I’d started there on Friday. However, the light was totally different, and I saw a beautiful sunset emerging. I decided to do this new painting instead, and chased the sunset to the very end.

Twilight at the Lodge

Posted by Jamie on July 20th, 2013


12×16″, acrylic on archival Canson board
(You can frame this painting without glass.)

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This is my converted barn artist’s retreat, which sits at the base of the Eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountain range. At twilight, the mountainside and tree line have the sun behind them, throwing light up toward the sky, and the lights in the house glow yellow-orange from the reflection of the warm wood interior. The long row of windows at the bottom is my studio.

This painting makes me feel like I’m coming home at the end of a day out hiking in the woods, which is exactly what I was doing when I took the reference photo from which I did this painting. I hope you can also feel like you’re stepping off the woodland trail, and welcomed by the glimmering lights from within the house.

This painting was done with the brand new Golden High Flow acrylics, which I just got a few days ago. I’ll be posting a review of them this week once I’ve had a chance to work with them a bit more, so stay tuned!

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