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Archive for the 'Watercolor' Category

Rock Outcropping at Slabsides

Posted by Jamie on October 8th, 2017

170701 Rock Outcropping at Slabsides 3x5 wc 435

8×10″ Watercolor
Painting is in a sealed polybag, with custom ivory, archival mat and backing board to fit into any standard 8×10″ frame. Painting is just under 4×6″ and matted to the 8×10″ size. Framing is available at a small extra cost, but I have had these mats and backing boards custom cut so that you can use a standard frame of your choosing and it should fit perfectly!

$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 summer, my husband and I went to the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary, aka Slabsides, to walk around the pond, see his cabin, and take photos. It was not easy to find the place, but once we finally got there, we enjoyed walking the property and seeing why he had 7,000 visitors during his time at the cabin! The pond is quite beautiful, with striking rock outcroppings and a rocky peninsula to explore. The original cabin is still standing too. I did this little painting from one of the many photos I took there.

Summer Along the Creek

Posted by Jamie on October 7th, 2017

170701 Summer Along the Creek 7x11 wc 435

Watercolor, 12×16″
Painting is in a sealed polybag, matted, with backing board. The painting is about 7 1/2 x 11″, and is in a custom, ivory, archival 12×16″ mat with archival backing, so it will fit in any standard 12×16″ frame.

$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.

Fall is just beginning here, but I still have a bunch of my summer paintings to post! If you’ve been tagging along on my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve loved doing these watercolor creek paintings this year. Some have focused on reflections, some on foliage like overhanging tree limbs and branches, and this one is all about the light streaming through from the back of the painting and hitting the water. I’m going to really miss these warm summer days, standing along the stream banks with my easel. I think I’ll have to frame a few of these and hang them in my house to remind me of what it felt like!

Here is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger, clearer view:
170701 Summer Along the Creek 7x11 wc 800

River Arch 4

Posted by Jamie on August 16th, 2017

170701 River Arch IV 11x7 wc 400w

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.

Continuing on with my series River Arches, this rendition drops the horizon line down to feature the rising trunks of the arch, and the light streaming through the foliage in the distance. This was painted on location in the Platte Clove vicinity of the Catskill Mountains.

Pear Tree in Winter

Posted by Jamie on August 7th, 2017

170601 Pear Tree in Winter 11x7 wc 435w

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 free 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 graceful pear tree is in our yard. I’ve been wanting to paint it in all seasons, and finally at least got around to the winter version, which provides strong contrasts between the dark tree, sky, and snowy background.

We used to get pears every summer on this tree, and a big mama bear would visit with her cubs to take the fruit. When our second pear tree died, this one stopped producing fruit. This year, it must have found another pear tree somewhere to cross-pollinate, and once again we have fruit on the tree. No sign yet of the bears!

Croton Point Sunset I

Posted by Jamie on July 26th, 2017

170701 Croton Point Sunset 1 3x5 wc 435

$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!

Red Stream Bed

Posted by Jamie on July 24th, 2017

170601 Red Stream Bed 3x5 wc 435

$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.

8×10″ Watercolor, including custom ivory white mat and backing board to fit into any standard 8×10″ frame. Painting is just under 4×6″ and matted to the 8×10″ size. Framing is available at a small extra cost, but I have had these mats and backing boards custom cut so that you can use a standard frame of your choosing.

My husband and I were out hiking one day recently, and came across a stream deep in the woods with the most glowing red stream bed we’d ever seen. This one was the first of what I’m sure will be a long series of paintings from that location!

River Arch III

Posted by Jamie on July 21st, 2017

170701 River Arch III 11x7 wc 400w

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 was painted a couple of weeks ago beside one of my favorite creeks in the Catskills. I can’t seem to stop going there! There are endless compositional possibilities and color harmonies to explore in these quiet, meandering banks.

Great Blue Heron Over North South Lake

Posted by Jamie on July 19th, 2017

170701 Great Blue Over North South Lake 7x11 wc 435

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.

170701 Great Blue Over North South Lake 7x11 wc 800

Moored in a Storm

Posted by Jamie on June 24th, 2017

170601 Moored in a Storm 7x11 wc 435

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 of a moored boat with dramatic skies was painted from a photo I took a few years ago. I made several attempts at a watercolor rendition of this scene before coming up with this one, and hope to do more. I like the drama of it, and the way these colors work together. Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

170601 Moored in a Storm 7x11 wc 700

River Arch

Posted by Jamie on June 17th, 2017

170601 River Arch 7x11 wc 435

12×16″ including mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″). Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame.
Framing available for a small additional fee.
Watercolor on paper

$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.

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.

170601 River Arch 7x11 wc 700

Spring in the Great Swamp on the Appalachian Trail

Posted by Jamie on June 8th, 2017

170601 Spring in the Great Swamp 7x11 wc 435

12×16″ including mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″). Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame.
Framing available for a small additional fee.
Watercolor on paper

$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 was painted this past spring at the Pawling NY boardwalk along the Appalachian Trail. There is a wooden footbridge over a small river there, and both sides provide exquisite views of marshes filled with birds and all kinds of wildlife. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

170601 Spring in the Great Swamp 7x11 wc 700

The painting will arrive already matted and with a backing board, so you can slip it into any standard 12×16″ frame. (Frame available at extra cost.)

Atmosphere and Birches at the Lake

Posted by Jamie on June 6th, 2017

170601 Atmosphere and Birches at the Lake 7x11 wc 435

12×16″ including mat and backing board (7 1/2 x 11″ painting size, matted to 12×16″). Will fit any standard 12×16″ frame.
Framing available for a small additional fee.
Watercolor on paper

$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.

I love these birch trees that surround North South Lake in the Catskills, which is one of the sites where the Hudson River School artists loved to visit and sketch. We went for a walk there recently on an overcast day, and the path made the perfect entry to the painting, framed by some of my favorite trees. I’ve been doing a lot more watercolor work lately. It lends itself to these atmospheric renderings and a loose approach where the paint can make its own statement. Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
170601 Atmosphere and Birches at the Lake 7x11 wc 750

Dressed in Blue

Posted by Jamie on November 5th, 2016

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5.5×8″, watercolor on Arches rag paper

$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.

I went painting with a group of artist friends in the town of Wappingers Falls. There were charming old houses all around. I settled into a shady spot close to my buddies, and did this watercolor of one of the classic village homes.

Fishing at North South Lake IV

Posted by Jamie on August 27th, 2015

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11×7.5″, matted to 12×16″
QoR watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press

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

Fishing at North South Lake – watercolor miniatures

Posted by Jamie on August 26th, 2015

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QoR Watercolors on Fabriano Artistic cold press 140#
1. 5×3.5″, matted to 7×5″
2. 5×3.5″, matted to 7×5″
3. 5×7″, matted to 8×10″

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

Top of Kaaterskill Falls in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on June 18th, 2014


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Watercolor on Arches Rough 140#
7×11″, matted to 12×16″, with gold frame (included in price)
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

I’ll bet you were all expecting to see the conclusion of the oil painting I’ve been working on from this very vantage point! Well, I decided to meet an old friend for an early lunch today, so couldn’t get out on location in the morning to finish that one up. However, I was thinking that one very effective way to study the scene many more times would be to do it in several different media. While examining the vista on location yesterday morning, I was thinking about how I’d approach it in watercolor. This painting is the result, which I painted last night from a photo I’d taken earlier in the day.

I painted this with the new QoR watercolor paints by Golden Artist Colors. I sampled some from the Golden factory a couple of months ago, before they were sent out to stores, and subsequently bought a boatload of tubes when they became available. I just love these paints! They are really vibrant and intense, and most importantly, they rewet very easily when they dry out in my palette. For a multi-media artist who’s not doing watercolors every day and thus keeping the paints moist, they are ideal. Most of the painting was done with a #6 squirrel mop, and then I did the fine lines and details with a #6 sable round.

As for the oil painting, I’m hoping to go back on Friday morning and hopefully finish that one up. But if I’m not able to finish it then, it gives me a good excuse to return yet again to this amazing spot high above Kaaterskill Clove, and contemplate all the Hudson River School painters who stood there before me.

Portrait in Red

Posted by Jamie on August 4th, 2013

11×8.5″, mixed media on 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.

This is a portrait of Rebecca West, painted from an old book of black and white celebrity photos. Working from black and white images can be very liberating, as it frees up my color sense and gives me all the information I need in the form of values only. This background was done in acrylic in several layers using many different printing and painting techniques. Over that, I painted the portrait with fairly thick watercolor, allowing the spatters and drips to happen where I felt they would most benefit the piece. I’m planning to do a series of these, but probably won’t be able to do more of them for a few weeks.

Kaaterskill Falls in Watercolor

Posted by Jamie on June 12th, 2013

Watercolor on Rives BFK rag paper
16×12″ includes custom ivory mat and backing board for standard frame, image size is 11×7″
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Kaaterskill Falls, the tallest waterfall in New York State, is one of my favorite spots to paint. It was one of the favorite spots for the Hudson River School painters as well. It’s not easy to get to the base of the falls with painting gear. Sometimes the hardest part is getting a parking space, but even if you do, it’s about a quarter mile from the lot and then about a half mile climbing up the mountainside. Without gear it’s not a hard climb, but you don’t want to do this one loaded down with equipment!

This one was done on location last summer, but for some unknown reason, it never got posted. I think I just never got it up before the camera to take the picture, so here it is at long last! Please note that this painting comes already custom-matted and with an archival backing board, so all you’ll have to do is pick out a standard 12×16″ frame for it and it’s ready to hang.

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.

Afternoon at the Lake No 5

Posted by Jamie on August 21st, 2012

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5×7″, watercolor and gouache on Stonehenge kraft-colored rag paper
$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 the last of the series five paintings done at the lakeshore. As you can see, there was still plenty of drama in the sky! I got tired of working so small, so moved up one size to 5×7″. Price above is for just the painting without a mat. It is a standard size and can go right into an 8×10 frame with a standard 5×7″ mat opening. (Matting available upon request at an additional charge.)

Afternoon at the Lake No 4

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2012

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5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
$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.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor. After doing a few sketches of the sky, I turned my focus to the beach and lake for this one. A woman in a bright pink shirt caught my eye as she waited in the rowboat for her family to arrive.

It is a series of five. Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames.

Afternoon at the Lake No 3

Posted by Jamie on August 19th, 2012

120731-Afternoon-at-the-Lake-No-3-3x5-600

5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
$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.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor as the clouds moved swiftly. This big dark cloud moved across the hillside and I tried to snatch it into my painting before the raindrops fell!

This is a series of five paintings. Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames.

Afternoon at the Lake No 2

Posted by Jamie on August 18th, 2012

120731-Afternoon-at-the-Lake-No-2-3x5-600

5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor. It is a series of five, so stay tuned for the next four to come! Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames. The clouds moved quickly, so it’s a good thing I was prepared to do a series of small pieces!

Afternoon at the Lake No 1

Posted by Jamie on August 17th, 2012

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5×7″ with archival custom mat and backing board (painting size is 3.5×5″)
Watercolor/gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
$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.

One beautiful day the cloud formations were so gorgeous that I packed up my gear and headed up to North South Lake to do cloud studies. I taped up a sheet of beautiful Stonehenge Kraft-colored rag paper to serve as a mid-toned ground, and worked in gouache and watercolor. It is a series of five, so stay tuned for the next four to come! Four of the five are this size and have identical custom mats to fit in standard 5×7″ frames.

Water Music

Posted by Jamie on May 15th, 2012

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16×12″ mat size (included) to fit standard frame (Painting size is 1/8 sheet — about 11×7″)

$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.

Yep, another waterfall! Spring is the best time of year to paint waterfalls. It’s not long before they either dry up during the summer, or are far less dramatic as the flow diminishes. This one was also painted out on location. It’s watercolor on 1/8 sheet of Stonehenge Fawn paper. It’s a 100% cotton rag printmaking paper — very high quality, not too much tooth, and I love painting watercolor and gouache on it.

This is one of my favorite sizes to paint. It works so well for both vertical and horizontal compositions, and allows me to tear down a page with no waste. What I end up with is not a standard frame size, so to make it easier for buyers, the price includes a custom, ivory-colored archival mat, acid free backing board, and will arrive sealed in a polybag for protection and gift-giving. You’ll be able to just buy an inexpensive, standard frame into which you can pop the already-prepared painting, or take it to your local framer and you won’t have to purchase a mat and backing board.

Brook Study No 4 — Vertical with Low Horizon

Posted by Jamie on May 12th, 2012

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Custom matted to 7×5″ to fit any standard 5×7″ frame, with acid free foamcore backing board and acid free ivory mat, in a polybag. Mat is ivory color.
Watercolor and gouache on Arches Rough 140# rag paper.

$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 little stream runs through our property, cascading over rocks and waterfalls. This is the fourth in my series of compositional studies — a vertical orientation with a high horizon line.

I’ve had custom, archival mats and backing boards made for all the sizes I generally paint when working on paper. The good news for my collectors is that from now on, my non-standard size paintings and sketches on paper will come to you already matted and ready to frame in standard sizes. They are beautiful ivory-colored archival mats, acid free backing boards, and will arrive sealed in polybags for protection and gift-giving. You’ll be able to just buy an inexpensive, standard frame into which you can pop the already-prepared painting, or take it to your local framer and you won’t have to purchase a mat and backing board.

Brook Study No 3 — Vertical with High Horizon

Posted by Jamie on May 10th, 2012

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Custom matted to 7×5″ to fit any standard 5×7″ frame, with acid free foamcore backing board and acid free ivory mat, in a polybag. Mat is ivory color.
Watercolor and gouache on Arches Rough 140# rag paper.

$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 little stream runs through our property, cascading over rocks and waterfalls. It gives me endless enjoyment to paint there on a beautiful day. I wanted to explore some compositional ideas, each of which brings out different elements in the landscape, so I did a series of small watercolors, setting the horizon at different points, with vertical and horizontal orientations. This was the third one — a vertical orientation with a high horizon line.

I’ve had custom, archival mats and backing boards made for all the sizes I generally paint when working on paper. The good news for my collectors is that from now on, my non-standard size paintings and sketches on paper will come to you already matted and ready to frame in standard sizes. They are beautiful ivory-colored archival mats, acid free backing boards, and will arrive sealed in polybags for protection and gift-giving. You’ll be able to just buy an inexpensive, standard frame into which you can pop the already-prepared painting, or take it to your local framer and you won’t have to purchase a mat and backing board.

Brook Study No 2 — High Horizon

Posted by Jamie on May 9th, 2012

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This painting will arrive custom matted to 5×7″ to fit any standard 5×7″ frame, with acid free foamcore backing board and acid free ivory mat, in a polybag. Mat is ivory color. Image is 3×4.5″ on Arches Rough 140# rag paper.

$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 little stream runs through our property, cascading over rocks and waterfalls. It gives me endless enjoyment to paint there on a beautiful day. I wanted to explore some compositional ideas, each of which brings out different elements in the landscape, so I did a series of small watercolors, setting the horizon at different points, with vertical and horizontal orientations. This was the second one — horizontal orientation with a high horizon line.

I’ve had custom, archival mats and backing boards made for all the sizes I generally paint when working on paper. The good news for my collectors is that from now on, my non-standard size paintings and sketches on paper will come to you already matted and ready to frame in standard sizes. They are beautiful ivory-colored archival mats, acid free backing boards, and will arrive sealed in polybags for protection and gift-giving. You’ll be able to just buy an inexpensive, standard frame into which you can pop the already-prepared painting, or take it to your local framer and you won’t have to purchase a mat and backing board.

Brook Study No 1 — Low Horizon

Posted by Jamie on May 8th, 2012

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This painting will arrive custom matted to 5×7″ to fit any standard 5×7″ frame, with acid free foamcore backing board and acid free ivory mat, in a polybag. Mat is ivory color. Image is 3×4.5″ on Arches Rough 140# rag paper.

$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 little stream runs through our property, cascading over rocks and waterfalls. It gives me endless enjoyment to paint there on a beautiful day. I wanted to explore some compositional ideas, each of which brings out different elements in the landscape, so I did a series of small watercolors, setting the horizon at different points, with vertical and horizontal orientations. This was the first one — horizontal orientation with a low horizon line.

I’ve had custom, archival mats and backing boards made for all the sizes I generally paint when working on paper. The good news for my collectors is that they can now buy my non-standard size paintings and sketches on paper already matted and ready to frame in standard sizes. They are beautiful ivory-colored archival mats, acid free backing boards, and will arrive sealed in polybags for protection and gift-giving. You’ll be able to just buy an inexpensive, standard frame into which you can pop the already-prepared painting.

Early Spring at Artist’s Nest Falls

Posted by Jamie on April 2nd, 2012

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7×11, Watercolor and Gouache on Stonehenge rag paper
Painting is already matted with ivory archival mat, backing board, and archival polybag. It will fit any standard 12×16″ frame.

$290.00 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.

This was painted a week or so ago out on location, sitting with my feet in the water on a gorgeous, unseasonably warm, early spring afternoon. My little dog Rondo waded in the water while I painted. It’s hard to know which of us enjoyed it more!

Here’s a photo of the scene with the painting (click image to enlarge it):

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

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