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Archive for the 'Winter and Snow Scenes' Category

Spring Skiing at Hunter Mountain

Posted by Jamie on February 26th, 2012

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Golden Fluid Acrylics on archival, sized matboard

I was driving by Hunter Mountain a couple of weeks ago on a little side road. The only snow visible was the snow up on the ski slopes! This has been such a mild winter that it reminded me of the way the landscape looks for spring skiing. I loved this scene and composition. I snapped a photo of it from the car and painted it at home from the photo.

Sunset After the Snowfall

Posted by Jamie on December 6th, 2011

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10×8″, Acrylic on canvas covered hardboard
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This was painted from a photo I took during a late afternoon walk just after a snowfall.

Hudson River in Winter — with a few changes

Posted by Jamie on March 10th, 2011

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I did a few tweaks on this one and also added the ducks. They didn’t understand why they were in the sketch and didn’t make it into the painting!

This is the painting I started yesterday on location at the Newburgh waterfront. Cold, cold, cold! I’m hoping for at least one warmer day next week! The island is Bannerman Island, home to some amazing castle ruins.

Sunrise Footprints in the Snow at Peach Lake

Posted by Jamie on February 16th, 2010

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Sunrise Footprints
5×7″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
$125.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This is another sunrise view from my living room window. I really enjoy painting “plein air” from there in real time, but this one was done from a photo I took one beautiful winter morning.

The Road Home in Early Winter

Posted by Jamie on January 21st, 2010

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12×9″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
Email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this painting.

This is my favorite place to go for a walk, so it’s not surprising that I’m turning it into a series! You can see a progress image of this painting on this post. So far, the series consists of just this painting and The Road Home in Fall. Late winter, spring, and summer versions will be coming as the seasons emerge. I’ll probably paint those on location.

Long Winter Shadows

Posted by Jamie on January 18th, 2010

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8×10″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I was out walking my dog through the snow-covered meadow when I spotted these long shadows leading toward the house. Fortunately, I rarely go out without my camera! Long shadows in the middle of the day are one of the benefits of winter. Although I’ve used many compositional elements to lead into my paintings, I don’t think I’ve ever used winter shadows like this. Now that I’ve given it a try, I want to do more!

Winter Cloudbreak

Posted by Jamie on January 4th, 2010

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7×5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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I was out walking my dog on a snowy morning last week. The snow would start and stop, and there were some occasional, dramatic breaks in the clouds. I was fortunate to encounter one of those breaks as we came to where the path drops down a hill. I love this spot, with the tall evergreen sitting atop the rock outcropping as the path plunges downward. The cloudbreak added to the impact of the vista. I pulled out my camera and snapped a dozen pics! This was painted from one of those photos.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Jamie on January 1st, 2010

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10×8″, Acrylic on canvas covered hardboard

It’s hard to believe that 2010 has arrived. Where did the year go? Each year seems to go faster than the next. You’d think I’d get tired of doing all these paintings, or run out of ideas, but I seem to feel more motivated as the years go by. I have so many exciting projects in mind for 2010; I can’t wait to get started!

You’ll be seeing some portraits as well as large commissioned paintings, and a number of larger landscapes, coming off my easel in the next couple of months. I want to get back to doing some of my “Jamie’s Jewels” framed miniatures too. Those are so exciting to paint and favorites among my collectors. I can’t seem to keep any of them “in stock”. I have some ideas for new working methods in acrylics too, so you will see a return to some acrylics over the winter as I experiment with new ideas, and large ones will emerge from outdoors when the weather warms up in the spring. I keep meaning to get some more paintings done of my pets — Lulu, Lucy, Mango, Coconut and Rondo. Then of course there are all those landscape locations that I’ve recently discovered; can’t wait to get back to those come the spring, and to do some larger studio works of those places during the winter. So, that should give you an inkling of what’s to come on these Hudson Valley Painter pages in the near future. I’m excited!

If you’d like to follow me around a bit more as I paint and share thoughts on the process, you can visit me here on Facebook. Just send me a friend request there, and let me know that you follow my blog. I often send mobile uploads from my painting locations, converse with my Facebook friends, and share my blog posts.

Occasionally I post on Twitter as well, with information not posted to Facebook or here on my website. You won’t find yourself flooded by tweets by me, but if you’d like to receive the ones I send, you can follow me @JamieArtist. I hope to be making more use of Twitter technology in the coming year for sharing art tips and pictures.

I wish all my viewers and followers and collectors a joyous and fulfilling New Year. Keep those New Years’ Resolutions coming!

The painting above will be at Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery on Main Street in Hunter, NY, from January 16 through February 7. I have five more going there too. The show opening is on Saturday, January 16 from 4-6pm.

Swans on the Ice at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on August 20th, 2009

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16×20″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$640.00 plus $25 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This is painted from a photo I took on a morning with an amazing sunrise. I saw the turquoise and pink sky, threw on my jeans, shirt and coat, and dashed out to the lakeshore to take pictures. At 16×20, this is a nice size for that special wall. In spite of the brilliant colors, it has that wonderfully serene feel to it that only a spectacular sunrise can bring.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Viridian
Titanium White

Almost Spring on South Mountain

Posted by Jamie on March 26th, 2009

Click painting for a larger, clearer image:

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16×20″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on archival canvas panel
$695.00 plus $30 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

I started this painting a couple of weeks ago from a photo I took in Palenville, and worked on it a few days since then. For some reason, it seems to have taken me forever to get this one off the easel, but I think it is finally done.

Fifty years or so ago, you’d have seen the grand Catskill Mountain House looming on the escarpment to the right of the peak of South Mountain. Today it’s just an amazing view from up there that extends for hundreds of miles, and takes in over sixty miles of the Hudson River. The spring melt cascades down the mountain in streams and waterfalls that gave Palenville its nickname as “The Village of Falling Waters”.

This painting was done with a limited palette of Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Red Iron Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, and Titanium White.

For some reason, the left side of the sky looks darker than the actual painting. It’s always impossible to get the digital image to exactly match. The room lighting must have been darker on that side when I snapped the picture!

Kaaterskill Clove from the Beaver Pond

Posted by Jamie on February 27th, 2009

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12×16″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
$440.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

Kaaterskill Clove was one of the favorite painting locations for many of the Hudson River School artists. Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey and many others painted these mountains in centuries past. It’s easy to see why they were drawn to this dramatic location. The Hudson River provided easy access upstate from New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. The mountains are only 10 miles inland from the river.

Here is an image of the work in progress, after the underpainting and initial color layer:

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Here’s how I set up to paint from the computer for works larger than 8×10″. I prefer this to using printed photos.

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The colors I used are:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Red
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Viridian
Ivory Black

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These are the mediums I planned to use for the painting. It’s the first time I tried the Weber Res-n-gel, but it didn’t tack up as quickly as I’d hoped. I think I prefer just turp, or turp and a tiny bit of Liquin for the underlayers.

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I use a glass palette in the studio with a sheet of brown kraft paper below it. It is so easy to clean. I had a glass store cut this 16×24 piece of 1/4″ glass for me and grind the edges.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the steps and materials used along the way.

Late Day Winter Glow

Posted by Jamie on February 13th, 2009

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6×6″, Oils on linen
$125.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.


The trees behind my house light up bright orange beside Peach Lake Brook for about 15 minutes before sunset, reflecting strongly in the water, with the rest of the scene in shadow. I’ve been wanting to paint this view at this time of day forever! The strong color is fleeting, so this one was painted from a photo.

Palette:
Cadmium Yellow Lemon (Rembrandt)
Cadmium Red (Williamsburg)
Cobalt Blue (Winsor Newton)
Titanium White (Winsor Newton Artist & Winsor Newton Griffin mixed)
Initial wash of transparent yellow oxide (Rembrandt)

Winter Stroll at Sunset

Posted by Jamie on January 22nd, 2009

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18×24″, Oils on canvas
$950.00 plus $40 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This is a painting done from a photo I took while out for an evening stroll with my husband in winter. It was done with a limited palette of just four colors and white. I love the way this turned out, with the dramatic light, contrast of the snow and branches, and harmonized color. It’s one of my personal favorite paintings.

Majestic Morning No. 5: The Sunrise Tree

Posted by Jamie on March 3rd, 2008

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12×18″, Pastel on Wallis
$440.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

This is definitely one of my favorites of the series so far. It felt great to break out my pastels for a landscape again, something I haven’t done for quite some time. This twisted tree is one of my favorites along the lakeshore. I’ve painted it many times in all different seasons and weather conditions, but the color on that special morning was truly the most spectacular I’ve ever seen at this location.

Majestic Morning No. 2—Foreground Grasses at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 23rd, 2008

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12×16″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is the second painting of the Majestic Morning series, which will be a set of paintings from photo references taken during an amazing sunrise here at the lake a couple of weeks ago.

Majestic Morning No. 3—Path to the Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 16th, 2008

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About 5.5×7.5″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300 lb cold pressed, primed rag paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is third in the series of the morning with the amazing sunrise here by the lake.

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

Putnam County Land Trust Headquarters—Chickadee Haven

Posted by Jamie on January 29th, 2008

Click image to enlarge:

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18×24″, oils on stretched canvas
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This is a the headquarters of Putnam County Land Trust. It will be housed permanently over the fireplace in the building. The Land Trust has been renovating this building for years, and the painting will be unveiled at the grand opening in the spring. PCLT owns about 140 acres here. A local resident, with property bordering the preserve, left her house to the Land Trust in her will, to be used as a headquarters and for educational purposes.

This site is only about a half mile from me, so I’m very excited about doing this painting for the Land Trust!

Below are various stages of the painting in progress.
Second Stage:

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First stage:

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Frozen Pond matted and ready for a frame

Posted by Jamie on January 13th, 2008

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Double matted to 7 x 5″ and framed, acrylic on Arches hot press rag paper
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This acrylic painting was done from a photo I took of a frozen pond in Somers, New York. I’d done a watercolor painting of the scene on location in my sketchbook, and was so captivated by the scene that I had to do it again in a form that could be framed. The painting is 4.5×3″, mounted to a backing board and double matted to 5×7″ as shown below. It will fit into any standard 5×7″ picture frame.

Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if you are interested in this painting.

Chickadee Haven

Posted by Jamie on March 2nd, 2007

$150.00 plus $10 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions.

6 x 8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, custom framed (size is 10×12″ including frame)
This is a 6×8″ compositional study in oils for a large painting I’m doing for the headquarters of Putnam County Land Trust, which is the building in the painting. (It used to be called Chickadee Haven by its former owner.) It abuts their 140 acre Peach Lake Natural Area. I felt like having a little color explosion today, so I did it using Charles Sovek’s cadmium orange/cerulean blue light/shadow underpainting. I always like the vibrancy and depth that combination yields. I’ll be doing the larger painting with more of a yellow/violet color harmony, rather than the orange/blue. I’ll be holding onto this painting until the larger one is completed so I can use it as a reference.

Here’s a little idea of how this was done. I started with a mix of cadmium orange and titanium white for the lights, and cerulean blue for the darks. All light areas were blocked in with the orange mixture, and darker areas with the blue:

This is the beginning of the color-adding process:

Tracks in the Snow at Sunrise

Posted by Jamie on February 7th, 2007


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

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

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

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

7am Lake Sunrise 3×5" beautifully framed

Posted by Jamie on January 10th, 2007

SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
3 x 5″, Casein on illustration board, framed

This 3×5″ plein air casein painting is beautifully framed and ready to hang on your wall. Casein is an archival, non-soluble (when dry) milk-based medium with brilliant color and a matt finish. It looks similar to oils but without the slight gloss, and like oils, the paint does not lift. It is a wonderful and underused medium that is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, and with good reason!

Just After Sunrise en plein air, and Merry Christmas!

Posted by Jamie on December 24th, 2006

SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.
8×10″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed