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Archive for the 'Trees' Category

River Arch

Posted by Jamie on June 17th, 2017

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12×16″ including mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″)
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Watercolor on paper

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While out hiking in early spring, I came upon this stream with several arched trees extending from the shorelines over the water from either side. As the creek meandered, the shoreline trees formed arches through the various planes of the scene. I took a lot of photos to do a series of these arched tree forms, and hope to return soon to paint some of them on location. They present interesting compositional opportunities focused on the arches, and reflections in the distance, and/or transparency of the water as it nears the foreground. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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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.

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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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Weathered Maple with mat and custom frame

Posted by Jamie on November 9th, 2016

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16×12″, drawing media on Rives BFK paper (archival rag paper), custom matted and framed (included in price)

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This is one of the many stunning, old trees at Olana, home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church. This tree is right near the site of Church’s old studio. I went on a drawing/painting spree with trees this year, and especially enjoyed working in these warm sepia colors on toned paper.

This drawing is one of a series of three trees, all done in the same sepia tones. The other two will be posted over the next two days. They can be purchased individually, or subtract 20% if you’d like to have all three to hang as a triptych. They are framed with identical ivory mats and gorgeous custom gold frames, and make a beautiful grouping in a classic style.

Weathered Pine with mat and custom frame

Posted by Jamie on November 8th, 2016

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16×12″, drawing media on Rives BFK (archival rag paper), custom matted and framed (included in price)

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This weathered pine leans over North South Lake, nestled in the Catskill Mountains. I loved its character, and the opportunity to draw in the company of friends on a beautiful day by the lake.

This drawing is one of a series of three trees, all done in the same sepia tones. One was posted yesterday, and the final one will be posted tomorrow. They can be purchased individually, or subtract 20% if you’d like to have all three to hang as a triptych. They are framed with identical ivory mats and gorgeous custom gold frames, and make a beautiful grouping in a classic style.

Weathered Cedar with mat and custom frame

Posted by Jamie on November 7th, 2016

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16×12″, Drawing media on Rives BFK (archival rag paper), custom matted and framed (included in price)

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A few days ago, I posted a painting of a tree from Olana, titled Cedar Overlooking the Hudson. This is a drawing I did of the same tree. As I said previously, I can’t seem to get enough of this one!

This drawing is one of a series of three trees, all done in the same sepia tones. The other two will be posted over the next two days. They can be purchased individually, or subtract 20% if you’d like to have all three to hang as a triptych. They are framed with identical ivory mats and gorgeous custom gold frames, and make a beautiful grouping in a classic style.

Cedar Overlooking the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on November 1st, 2016

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12×6″, acrylic on board, unframed

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Unbelievable as it may seem, this is my fifth artistic rendition of this tree overlooking the Hudson River at Olana. I think after this, I’ll just start to title them by number as a series! Like the others, I painted it on location at Olana, home of Hudson River School artist, Frederic Church.

North Lake in Autumn with a Kayak

Posted by Jamie on February 20th, 2016

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18×24″, acrylic on linen board

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This fall painting was done standing along the lakeshore at the DEC North South Lake Campground. There were fisherman and kayakers, as well as changing light, especially since I had to make a return trip to finish the painting. But the biggest change of all was when a DEC work crew came to trim the foliage I was painting! The guys were so nice, and agreed to leave this foreground tree alone so that I could finish the painting. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Mountain Stroll in Autumn

Posted by Jamie on February 16th, 2016

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6×12″, oil on canvas board

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I found a wonderful park in the mountains for walking, photography and painting. It’s called Windham Path. Whoever designed it kept the path winding around clusters of trees, through fields to magical mountain views, and alongside streams. The path is gravel and constructed with great drainage, so even after a rain, it’s not muddy. My husband and I had some great walks here, and I went back in late fall with my paints. I’m sure I’ll be painting much more of it next season, but I was fortunate to have come across it at peak foliage time! Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

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Autumn Vacation

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2016

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9×12, oil on canvas board
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This autumn painting was done from one of my favorite spots along the Hudson — Little Stony Point in Cold Spring. A short walk through the woods is rewarded by a sandy beach facing some of the most beautiful scenery along the river. This view faces west toward Crow’s Nest Mountain. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, sharper view of the painting:

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12×16″, acrylic on canvas panel

Come see the annual holiday show, “Buone Feste” at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon New York. The reception is from 5-8pm at 172 Main Street. I brought about 20 recent paintings for you to enjoy. RiverWinds is a wonderful source of handmade gift items by artisans throughout the Hudson Valley, and fine art. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! You can check out their website at this link. Many of my paintings that are there are posted here on my page on their webiste, or you can browse them at the RiverWinds Gallery link on my blog.

This painting is from one of those Hudson River School spots I love to visit at Frederic Church’s Olana homestead, though I never seem to have the time to paint it on location. It’s been in my “To Do” image file for ages. I finally got around to doing it from photos in two sizes — this 12×16″, and also a 5×7″, which you can see at this link.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the 12×16″ painting:
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Bend in the Creek

Posted by Jamie on September 26th, 2015

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8×10, acrylic on board
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This is one of those scenes that I had my eye on for a year or so before I had a chance to get out there and paint it. The location is very close to a dramatic waterfall, so I always ended up painting the falls instead! I went out there several days in a row, and so finally had the opportunity to sit by the quiet, meandering stream with my paints.

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You can click this image above for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

Mountain Reflections

Posted by Jamie on September 19th, 2015

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12×9″, oil on canvas board
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This painting was done from the same location as yesterday’s panoramic view, but from a different vantage point. The vertical composition enabled me to showcase different features of this Overlook Mountain view from Woodstock, NY.

Maple by the Creek in Spring

Posted by Jamie on April 27th, 2015

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10×8, oil on canvas board
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I love this old maple tree that overhangs the creek. Once the summer greens take hold, it’s much harder to appreciate the shape and structure of these stately, graceful residents. I don’t often get out here to paint before the meadow beyond it loses the golden color, but this year I was determined.

Winter Sunset on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on April 14th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel

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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.

The Many Faces of Olana

Posted by Jamie on November 18th, 2014

16×20″, oil on canvas board
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I like to believe that Frederic Church would have liked this concept of his home, Olana. This is one of those cases when the painting sold before I could get a decent image of it. Nevertheless, I thought it would be worth posting because I really want to do more of these monochrome-color compositions.

I began with a 9×12″ segment taped off for the centerpiece of the painting. I wandered around Olana, capturing scenes around the estate in shades of gray oil paint as they presented themselves. I figured that once I had the monochrome border sections done, I’d know what to paint for the colorful center to tie it all together.

I ended up painting all the black and white sections as Hudson River scenes. It made sense to use the brilliantly colored mansion as the centerpiece of the painting, set into the views of the Hudson River, just as Olana was the centerpiece of Frederic Church’s universe, surrounded by the gorgeous landscape and river vistas.

Here’s an image of it framed:

Below is an image you can click on to get a larger view of just the painting. (Though it’s the same bad cellphone photo!)

This was painted for the Olana Plein Air Event, and sold there.

Windy Little Cove

Posted by Jamie on October 28th, 2014

18×24″, Acrylic on archival linen panel
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This is one of those kinds of fall scenes I love to paint — with color, transparency, and reflections. It’s the type of subject that seems to draw me no matter where I am, but this time I happened to be at North South Lake. The early morning light showcased the transparency in the water in the foreground, but quickly gave way to sky reflections and windy turbulence. I went back a few times to finish the painting. It’s one of my favorites of the year!

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

Autumn at Little Stony Point

Posted by Jamie on October 27th, 2014

6×8″, oil on canvas panel
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The late afternoon light along the Hudson River is so engrossing. I was drawn to the glow of these leaves against the dark background of Crow’s Nest Mountain. The lower the sun got over the western sky, the darker the hillside became. The sun lit up the translucent leaves from behind. I was so captivated by the changes in contrast that I forgot to watch out for the rising tide! I’d positioned my chair close to the water line, and before I knew it, the chair legs were in the water and waves were washing over my sandals! I ended up having to move my chair three times before I finished the painting.

Autumn in the Mountains

Posted by Jamie on October 8th, 2014

9×12″, oil on archival canvas panel
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This time of year, one of my favorite painting adventures involves taking the ski lift up Hunter Mountain with all of my painting equipment, and painting the magnificently colored Catskills from the top. The ski trails create openings in the tree line, revealing mountains and valleys beyond, with paths winding down the mountain. What struck me for this particular painting was the way the brilliant orange-yellow foliage on the near hillside lit up against the dark, backlit mountain beyond. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:

Autumn at the Beach

Posted by Jamie on October 7th, 2014

6×8″, oil on archival canvas panel
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I arrived early in the morning at the North South Lake beach to paint with some friends and it was cold and windy. Fall was well underway already. I decided to search for a place from which I could paint in the comfort of my car until the temps warmed up a bit. I found this superb location near the beach, and started the painting in the car, with my little dog BB curled up in the passenger seat. Love the colors! I think I need to also do a larger version of this one.

North South Lake is another of the sites along the Hudson River School Art Trail, where Thomas Cole and his fellow painters spent much of their time painting and sketching on location. I think you can see why!

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

Trees and Rocks Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on October 5th, 2014

6×12″, oil on archival canvas panel
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This is a morning scene from the beach at Little Stony Point, in Cold Spring NY, where the Hudson River wraps around the peninsula, creating magnificent views to Breakneck Ridge (shown here) and Storm King. I’ve been spending some exquisite, warm fall days here, painting away to my heart’s content.

Since this is such a long horizontal format, it’s hard to see it in this small space on my blog. I love painting these panoramic vistas. They look magnificent on walls, though not so great on computer screens due to the way they format on websites. Below is an image you can click on to get a larger view of the painting:

I have at least three more paintings to post from Little Stony Point, all finished within the past few weeks, but it will be several days before they are all photographed and posted. I apologize for the delay to those folks I met on the beach who are eager to see them! I’ll try to get them up here on the site within the next week.

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:

Frederic Church’s Tree

Posted by Jamie on September 24th, 2014

7×5″, oil on linen, framed
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This sweet old tree overlooks the Hudson River at Olana, home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church. I did two little paintings of this tree on site, in different formats, in order to decide how I’d like to compose a large version.

Frederic Church’s Tree in Miniature

Posted by Jamie on September 11th, 2014

4×2″, oil on canvas board, display easel included
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I haven’t done many miniatures for awhile, and I find I’m really missing them! They are wonderful gift items, and make a beautiful display set on their miniature easels on a side table or desk. This is a painting I did on location at Hudson River School artist Frederic Church’s estate, Olana. This tree overlooks the Hudson River along one of the carriage roads. I’ve done a few paintings of this tree and just can’t seem to get enough of it! A lovely wooden display easel is included with the painting. No framing needed!

Back Yard Grays and Greens

Posted by Jamie on September 9th, 2014

5×7″, acrylic on board
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This was painted on location using Neutral Gray paints that are made by Golden. After doing the sketch in monochrome, I decided to glaze color over some of it. I covered the painting with plastic wrap and experimented with a few different ideas by painting over the top of the transparent covering. Once I decided to bring some greens into the focal area of the painting, I removed the plastic wrap and glazed directly onto the painting. I liked the minimal burst of color added to the monochrome painting, though I like leaving these just monochrome too.

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

Swan Song

Posted by Jamie on September 8th, 2014

6×8″, acrylic on board
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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:

Hudson River Blossoms

Posted by Jamie on June 21st, 2014


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5×7, oil on linen
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One of the highlights of my springtime painting excursions is always when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the Hudson River at Boscobel Restoration. It may take me ages to get the image posted, but I always try to get the painting done while the blossoms are there. Last year I missed my window of opportunity, and I almost missed my chance this year. Fortunately they bloomed very late and I was able to get over to Boscobel before they were gone.

Emerging Spring

Posted by Jamie on June 19th, 2014

5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
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This is a scene in my back yard. I painted it from life in early spring, while watching the wood ducks swimming, and enjoying that short time of spring color before the entire landscape goes green. I think the colors of early spring are my favorites. They have a subtle beauty that goes overboard in fall. In spring they feel balanced, natural, and calmingly subdued. Of course, that could just be the way I feel after the bleak starkness of winter!

Dancing Apple Tree

Posted by Jamie on June 12th, 2014


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9×12, oils on board
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to paint at a private estate in Platte Clove. There were beautiful mountain views, colorful marsh scenes, and a serene spring-fed pond, but what really captivated me was the graceful arc of this apple tree leaning over the view.

Cherry Blossom Path — Hudson River Composite

Posted by Jamie on May 21st, 2010

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18×24″, Golden Fluid Acrylics on sealed, primed hardboard

This was painted on location at Boscobel Restoration in Garrison, NY a few weeks ago. It needed a few finishing touches and signing in the studio, which I finally got to do today.

This painting is not an exact scene, but rather a composite of elements that were there at the time. There was a row of cherry blossoms in full bloom that were stunning. There was also a path alongside them; however, that path is actually on the other side of the trees, and runs parallel to the river, rather than toward it. I wanted to switch things around for a change, have the pathway lead the viewer’s eyes to the overview of Constitution Marsh, and bring the cherry blossoms into the painting as well. Fortunately, as artists, we can use our artistic license to have our cake and eat it too!

Fall Stroll in Garrison

Posted by Jamie on October 8th, 2009

36×24″, Oils on stretched canvas, unframed
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This large oil painting is a scene painted from a photo I took on Indian Hill Road in Garrison, New York. It is a mostly-unpaved road that leads down to Constitution Marsh. The fall foliage there is always the best anywhere!

For those who like to see things in progress, below is an image of how things began. I worked off both a computer monitor and printed photo, and used them more or less as a springboard to create the painting. I washed the background with yellows to start. This would give the feeling of the light filtering through the fall leaves as I added more layers. Once that yellow wash was on the canvas, I went right to the darkest darks and mapped out the painting in light and shadow.


The image below gives you an idea of how I go about laying in the leaves and colors.