• JAMIE'S LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP AT OLANA
    Sept. 8-10 (Tues.-Thurs.)
    10am-4pm
    Acrylic and Oil
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    I'll be teaching a three day landscape painting class at Olana (in Hudson, NY) from September 8-10, 2015. It will run daily from 10am-4pm. I am only taking 12 participants, so be sure to save the dates and sign up early. It's now up on the Olana website. You can read more about it and register by clicking this link.

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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!





Over the Dam

Posted by Jamie on August 29th, 2015

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6×8″, acrylic on canvas board
$160.00 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 location a few weeks ago — a charming spot on a beautiful day!

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″

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Autumn at Rockwood

Posted by Jamie on August 12th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
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Rockwood is one of my favorite spots along the Hudson. There are views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the wonderful lighthouse. However, a large residential facility was built along the shoreline in this direction that completely ruins the rural vista. I keep my memory of the way it used to be alive by always painting it that way!

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LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND COLOR STRATEGIES IN OIL AND ACRYLIC
I’ll be teaching this three day workshop at Olana from Sept. 8-10, 2015. Click here for more information on the Olana website.
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Bastion Falls

Posted by Jamie on August 11th, 2015

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12×9, oil on canvas panel
$290.00 plus free 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.

Driving into the Catskill Mountains through Kaaterskill Clove on Route 23a, there is a spectacular waterfall around a horseshoe bend in the road. A large sign there marks the trailhead for Kaaterskill Falls, and so many people mistakenly think this lovely cascade is the famous Kaaterskill Falls. Beautiful as it is, clearly it is not in the running for the title of the tallest waterfall in New York State, but it is certainly much easier to get to! It’s another half mile up a steep and rocky mountain trail to arrive at the base of Kaaterskill, so I can almost understand those who would rather mistake it than do the hike!

I actually don’t mind doing the hike, so when I go here, I’m always hiking all they way up to the larger falls and painting Kaaterskill. I figured it was time to give this little beauty its due, so I planned a day to paint with friends at the more diminutive (but still gorgeous) Bastion Falls. I found it a more difficult subect than Kaaterskill in spite of its smaller size, and loved both the location and the challenge.

Kaaterskill Falls Late Morning

Posted by Jamie on August 10th, 2015

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8×6″, acrylic on canvas board
SOLD! Please email me at JamieWG@aol.com to inquire about a similar painting.

This was the second of three paintings done this season at Kaaterskill Falls — one of my favorite painting spots!

Platte Clove Vista

Posted by Jamie on July 18th, 2015

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6×12″, 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.

This is one of my favorite Catskill Mountain scenes. I’ve been wanting to paint it for ages. Finally it’s done! Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting.

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LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND COLOR STRATEGIES IN OIL AND ACRYLIC
I’ll be teaching this three day workshop at Olana from Sept. 8-10, 2015. Click here for more information on the Olana website.
140730 Olana 20x30 ac scene

Kaaterskill Falls – Early Morning

Posted by Jamie on July 14th, 2015

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10×8″, acrylic on linen panel
$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 is one of a series of three Kaaterskill Falls paintings done on location in acrylic. It’s the tallest waterfall in New York State, and was a favorite spot for the Hudson River School artists. There is a lot of construction going on by the falls now to improve access for the public. In the short term, that has meant limiting access so that they can do the work! Fortunately, I did a bunch of paintings up there early in the season, so I don’t mind taking a little break from it now. I’m looking forward to checking out any new vantage points once the trail work is completed.

Summer Afternoon at Olana

Posted by Jamie on July 13th, 2015

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12×24″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard
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Following two days of painting for the Olana Plein Air Event, (home of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church), this is the painting I selected to put into the auction that marked the culmination of the event. Actually, I laid out all the paintings I’d done during that period, and my husband chose this one! The painting sold at the auction.

Thirty wonderful artists were juried into the event. With tough competition, I felt very fortunate indeed to have been selected to participate. Even though I live so close and get to paint at Olana frequently, it’s always a magical experience.

Below is an image of the painting that you can click on for a larger view. It’s hard to show these panorama-format paintings in the space allocated for a blog image!
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I set the painting into a gold plein air style frame and it looked completely washed out. So instead, I opted for this dark, coppery-wood frame with gold trim.
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I’ll be posting the rest of the Olana paintings I did in the days to come. I have some from a month or two ago to post also, so you can expect a lot of Olana pieces to materialize in these posts as I try to catch up with myself!

Catskill Nirvana

Posted by Jamie on June 16th, 2015

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16×12″, Acrylic on archival canvas board
$535.00 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.

I had an irresistible invitation to paint at somebody’s home overlooking the Schoharie Creek. There were gorgeous views of Stony Clove Notch, but I was drawn to this upstream composition of the creek as it wound through her property. I scrambled halfway down (and back up again!) the steep slope with all my painting gear, but the reward of the vista was well worth the effort.

Clouds Over the NYC Skyline

Posted by Jamie on June 15th, 2015

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6×8″, acrylic on canvas panel
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Click here for a larger version of the scene, which is still available.

This painting was done as a commission, based on a larger painting I’d done previously. The client needed to be able to travel with this painting that he ordered as a gift, so the smaller size was a necessity. If you see something on my site that you love, but want an original in a larger or smaller size, I can do that for you! Painting it in acrylic made a shorter time frame possible too.

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
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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

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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.

On the Prowl

Posted by Jamie on April 13th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
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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
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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
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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

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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

$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 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

$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.

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.
$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.

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
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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.