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    If you haven't seen the two-DVD set, "The Impressionists", you don't know what you're missing!

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    I rented it from Netflix and absolutely loved it. It is an enactment of the lives of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, and other Impressionist painters living at that time around Paris. Fascinating and eye-opening!





Spring Thaw at the Falls

Posted by Jamie on May 18th, 2015

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10×8″, oil on canvas panel
$250.00 plus $15 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This is yet another waterfall, painted out on location in early spring when the runoff from the mountains is spectacular! I call this one Mossy Falls, since the wet ledges become covered with moss as the temperatures warm.

Blazing Sunset Over the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on May 12th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on linen panel
$535.00 plus $25 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

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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Boulders Above Kaaterskill Falls

Posted by Jamie on April 28th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on linen board
$580.00 plus $40 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This painting has been in progress for a really long time. I spent a few days out on location painting the falls, trying to capture the light very early in the morning, while the foreground was still in shadow. I worked on it in between in the studio. Finally I am considering it finished. In fact, it is varnished, framed, and hanging in it’s new space at Bistro Brie & Bordeaux in Windham, New York!

Bistro Brie and Bordeaux is one of my favorite restaurants in the Catskills. It’s right in the town of Windham, and owned by the French executive chef and his lovely wife, St├ęphane and Claudia Desgaches. They contacted me to ask about having my paintings there to grace the walls of their enchanting bistro. Many of my paintings of the waterfalls and mountains in the Catskills, as well as some Hudson River scenes, are now hanging in their space. It looks great! Go have a hike, visit the heart of the Hudson River School, and have a fabulous French dinner in Windham while enjoying the artwork.

Here is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger, clearer view:
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Maple by the Creek in Spring

Posted by Jamie on April 27th, 2015

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10×8, oil on canvas board
$250.00 plus $15 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

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.

Spring Cascade

Posted by Jamie on April 25th, 2015

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12×9″, oil on canvas board
$290.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

The waterfalls by my house are raging this time of year as the snow melts up on the mountain. This waterfall is always the first one to dry up, so I was determined to paint this one first! Most years, by the time I get out there, it’s already dry. It used to be a split waterfall, running in two cascades, but for some reason, that second water trail is blocked, so I just painted it as a single fall. I’ll have to climb up there to see what’s blocking the left side! The most dramatic feature to this waterfall is the large, white slab of rock that juts off to the right.

Overlooking the Fields

Posted by Jamie on April 21st, 2015

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12×16″, acrylic on canvas panel
$535.00 plus $25 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This is one of those Hudson River School spots I love to visit at Frederic Church’s Olana homestead, and 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 in two sizes — this 12×16″, and also a 5×7″. The smaller one (a 5×7″ acrylic) is going into the Maplebrook Art Show, which opens on May 2.

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

Posted by Jamie on April 20th, 2015

Winter Sunset on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on April 14th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

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.

On the Prowl

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2015

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

This huge bobcat came to visit us several times during the winter! I set up my telephoto lens so that I’d be ready for him, and managed to capture a few good shots for photo references. It was a brutal winter for wildlife — so cold that our creek froze over a couple of times, which hardly ever happens. Apparently the bobcat found it easier to walk along the ice than through the deep snow. I saw him a few times cruising the brook like this, perhaps in search of ducks or geese, or whatever else he could find in that brutal weather.

Merganser on the Brook

Posted by Jamie on April 8th, 2015

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

This little Hooded Merganser was hanging around on the brook from time to time this winter. I watched and photographed him from the kitchen window, along with a visiting bobcat, and hoped the little guy wouldn’t become “dinner”. It was a terrible winter to be a duck in the northeast. Even our brook froze over for days at a time, which almost never happens. I’m hoping spring is finally on the way. I can’t wait to get out for some plein air painting again!

Autumn at the Old Homestead

Posted by Jamie on April 7th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel

This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

This little cottage overlooking the fields at Olana was the home of Hudson River School artist, Frederic Church. He lived here before he built the giant mansion up on top of the hillside. It is surrounded by a different kind of beauty and charm than his castle in the sky overlooking the Hudson River.

This is one of my favorite fall vistas. Winter gives me an opportunity to paint some scenes I wish I’d had time to do out on location, while conditions were still peak. I do hope to get back to this spot for a nice, large plein air piece, but at least I was able to capture from a photo in the meantime! The fall colors come and go so quickly; there’s never time to paint everything I want to then, before the leaves fall and the landscape loses its color.

Cardinal Flowers and Queen Anne’s Lace

Posted by Jamie on April 6th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

While out walking in the woods one day, I stumbled upon a clearing with these gorgeous Cardinal Flowers and Queen Anne’s Lace. I took a photo, and I’ve been wanting to do a painting from that image ever since. Now I want to do a larger version too! In the meantime, I’m happy with this little one. (And it looks so much better in person than the digital image!)

Henri the Hummer — a Summer Visitor

Posted by Jamie on February 25th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

This little hummingbird visits my feeder in the summer. I named him Henri after Henri Matisse. I’ve been wanting to paint him ever since I snapped this photo last summer. I loved the reflected red light from the feeder on his chest. It’s been so cold here in the northeastern U.S. that I figured it was time for some warm summer memories, and did this painting of Henri.

Little Red Boathouse on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on February 24th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

Painted from a photo overlooking the Hudson River at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY.

Red Kayak on a Hudson Marsh

Posted by Jamie on February 23rd, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

My husband and I went for a hike and photo expedition in late fall along the Hudson River. I loved this scene with the kayak ramp, marsh, and Catskill Mountains in the background. When a kayaker came in to land and pulled her bright red kayak up onto the dock, I made sure to get the photo before she had a chance to take it away! I loved that pop of strong color in the scene.

Oranges and Violets Over the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on February 21st, 2015

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5×7″, oil on linen panel
$135.00 plus $12 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This is a scene from way up on a hillside at Frederic Church’s Olana estate. I don’t come up here often; it’s a long way to hike with paints, but I always bring my camera! There were wonderful cloud patterns in the sky on this particular fall evening. I was happy to capture a few images from which to paint.

Mountain Mist Beyond the Lake

Posted by Jamie on February 18th, 2015

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6×12″, oil on canvas panel
$225.00 plus $15 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This was painted on a cold, drizzly fall day with a group of hardy artist friends!
Below is an image you can click on to see a larger image of the painting:
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Rondo by the Waterfall

Posted by Jamie on February 17th, 2015

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24×36″, Acrylic on paper
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

Love in the Big Apple — Perfect Valentine Gift!

Posted by Jamie on February 11th, 2015

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7×5″, Golden Acrylics on New York City map mounted to archival board
$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. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

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

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

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

Figure Montage No 4

Posted by Jamie on February 10th, 2015

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16×20″, iridescent and interference acrylic on archival matboard
Varnished to be framed without glass (like an oil painting)

$400.00 plus $20 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This montage was done in open studio, using iridescent and interference acrylics. It makes the painting hard to photograph due to the glimmering of the paint. It is a very challenging way to work because you never know what pose the model will take next! You can end up with an empty space on the panel, and a pose that doesn’t suit the space. Some of them work out compositionally and some don’t. I felt this was one of the lucky ones, where all the poses could work together. I love doing these. It’s so different from the other work I do, and gives me the opportunity to work outside of my box.

Below is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger, clearer view:
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Autumn Over the Hudson from Bear Mountain

Posted by Jamie on February 9th, 2015

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12×24″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
$750.00 plus $30 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This was painted from a scenic drive on Bear Mountain. Facing upriver there’s a great view of Iona Island (which I’ve also painted many times), and downriver is this fabulous vista through the Hudson Highlands. The Appalachian Trail crosses the Hudson on this bridge. There were large boats and barges going by, and sailboats off in the distance, which I put into the painting as I saw them. With the autumn colors, it was truly a spectacular day. It’s taken me awhile to get around to taking the photo of the painting and posting it. But the good news is that by now the painting is dry and can be sent out to a new home!

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Hudson River in Blues and Rusts

Posted by Jamie on February 3rd, 2015

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20×30″, acrylic on stretched canvas
This painting is currently in the Maplebrook Art Show. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com if interested in this piece.

I’ve been wanting to paint this scene of the Hudson River for ages! It finally took the freezing cold of winter to be able to shut myself in the studio long enough to get it done. You can make out Bannerman Island on the right, up against Storm King Mountain. Little Stony Point comes out into the river from the left. The scene is from Dennings Point, facing south. Below is an image that you can click on to get a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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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
$135.00 plus $12 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

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!

Hudson Skies

Posted by Jamie on January 20th, 2015

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8×10″, oil on board
$260.00 plus $15 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This painting depicts the soft, colorful skies over the Hudson that I was treated to during one of my visits to Olana, home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Church.

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

Posted by Jamie on January 20th, 2015

Have you been wondering what to give that Special Someone for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner? How about a gift certificate to Hudson Valley Painter! The recipient can come to the website and make their own selection, or arrange for a commissioned piece. Email Jamie at JamieWG@aol.com if you’d like to order a gift certificiate.

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Vanderbilt Vista

Posted by Jamie on January 17th, 2015

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6×12″, oil on archival canvas board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This autumn painting was done at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, overlooking the Hudson River. Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting:
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New York City Skyline from the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on January 14th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on archival linen panel
$525.00 plus $25 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

There is a park along the Hudson River in Irvington, New York, which has nice views of the New York City skyline. A client suggested I check it out, so I went with my camera one extremely windy, cold autumn day. It certainly wasn’t the kind of day I’d want to be out painting along the river! However, there were wonderfully dramatic skies and choppy water reflecting light from the breaks in the clouds. The spray flew up in all directions, and I nearly got soaked out there just taking pictures! This painting was done from references obtained during that expedition.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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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. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

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.

Boats and Trains Along the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on January 9th, 2015

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12×16″, Oil on oil primed linen panel
$525.00 plus $25 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

This painting was started early one morning up on Bear Mountain, overlooking the Hudson River and Iona Island. The strong, early morning like lit up the river, and the island and mountains were all silhouetted. As I worked and the morning wore on, that colorful, angled morning light gave way to a different scene. Much as I initially intended to hold onto what I started with, I found myself changing the character of the light for a different, though still beautiful interpretation of the scene. I went back the following day to finish it, and caught the barge and tug going by, as well as the freight trains crossing over the bridge from the island. The box cars provided some great pops of color!

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

Posted by Jamie on January 5th, 2015

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18×24″, Oil on oil primed linen panel
$1,050.00 plus $35 shipping and insurance within the Continental United States. Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com for International purchases or with any questions. For local sales, shipping charge will be allocated to NYS Sales Tax.

Few scenes are more striking that the autumn colors from Boscobel, overlooking Constitution Marsh, and the Hudson River, with the downstream vista of the Hudson Highlands in the distance. I paint it a few times a year and it never gets old for me! This 18×24″ version was just finished up in the studio, since I was a little short on time out on location.

Here’s an image you can click on to get a slightly larger view of the painting:

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