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Archive for November, 2006

The Morning After, drying panels, and Mango

Posted by Jamie on November 29th, 2006

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7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

Well, I confess…..This isn’t leftover from last night; I set it up for the painting. Then hubby asked me where his aspirin went, and I had to tell him it was down in the studio, in my setup. That got some laughs. I still need to touch up the elipse on the top of the glass. I played lost and found edges and then it got…..lost! hehe

Meanwhile, a coat of gesso and modeling paste mix has been added to the two coats of sealer already on the new panels, and they are drying in the studio. Once they get dry to the touch, I put them in letter-holders (found at Staples for a couple of dollars each) to dry completely. This keeps them separated and prevents them from taking up every square inch of surface space in my studio! I’ll apply the first coat of gesso/pumice this afternoon. They probably won’t be ready for painting until the weekend.

My little birdie, Mango, came down to the studio for a visit. I have this open wire playset for him down here, like a cage without sides, so he can have something to climb around on while enjoying some millet and chattering. My daughter made that cute toy for him.

From Framing Madness to Panel-Making Madness

Posted by Jamie on November 29th, 2006

When my framing frenzy was over and the dust finally settled in my studio last night, there were 54 paintings ready to go to the show. I decided to leave two of the larger paintings here, and delivered 52 to Putnam Arts Council’s Belle Levine Gallery this morning. It’s going to look awesome! I’ll try to get some pics to post after everything is hung and ready. I’ll also be at the Gallery on Saturday, December 9 from 2-5, and on Tuesday, December 12 from 12-3 for anyone who wants a personal tour of the exhibit.

For those in Dutchess County, don’t forget that I have 9 paintings left in the Buone Feste show at the River Winds Gallery! It’s right on Main Street in Beacon. There is a wonderful selection of gift items in that show made by local artisans. I splurged and bought myself a pair of gorgeous handmade earrings there.

And let’s not forget Westchester County…. You can see my paintings at The Paint Box in Bedford Hills. There are many small pieces, as well as a 24×36 plein air oil painting of Constitution Marsh in Fall.

Now that all those paintings have been framed, what’s a Daily Painter to do? Why, start making panels to resume painting, of course! My studio has been transformed from Framing Central into The Painting Panel Factory. I’m really eager to paint more square formats. I’ve often used 12×12, but those are a little large for my daily paintings, and I can’t find smaller ones that are reasonably priced. So, I’m making up a batch of 6×6″s, and while I’m at it, more 5x7s and 6x8s too—about 100 in all. The masonite boards are all cut (thanks to some help from my dear hubby), and after returning home from the gallery, I sanded about 30 of them and sealed them with two coats of GAC100 (acrylic polymer emulsion). I’ll follow that up tomorrow with a mixture of acrylic primer (gesso) and modeling paste, then two coats of a gesso/pumice mix.

I hope to get back to churning out a painting every day (well…five days a week) in another day or so with my new panels!

It’s Showtime!

Posted by Jamie on November 27th, 2006

I’m getting ready for a big show at the Belle Levine Gallery, with over 30 of my paintings ranging in size from 2×3 inches to 2×3 feet. You’re all invited to this fun event, which will also feature the work of many local artisans just in time for your holiday shopping. The show opens this Saturday, December 2, and runs through December 22 at 521 Kennicut Hill Road in Mahopac, NY. (More information will be posted on my Shows and Galleries blog. You can click the link in the sidebar on the right side of your screen.)

As you can imagine, I’ve been busy, busy, busy with Framing Madness in my studio. Last night and this morning I framed 8 pastels. Here are a few of them. They are all 16×20″ framed size.

In case you’ve ever wondered what an artist’s studio looks like while engaged in Framing Madness, have a peek. It’s not a pretty sight….and don’t trip over anything, pleeeeease!

Fall at Leonard Park en plein air and my new pochade box

Posted by Jamie on November 24th, 2006

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6 x 8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

I finally was able to snatch some plein air time today. Hooray! It was one of those spectacular fall days, with the warmth and sunshine you didn’t think you’d find again until spring. I dropped my daughter at gymnastics and headed for a nearby park to take in some rays and test drive my new pochade box.

I hear those giggles among those who know me. “Another pochade box?”, they’re asking. I already have one for oils (which is a little bigger and supports larger panels) and one that I made for gouache. I plan to use this new one for “stealth painting”. heeheehee… It’s so small, and I’ve filled it with watersoluble oils so that I can just use whatever water I have on hand for painting in cafes, my car, or even the kitchen, with no worry about fumes or toxic substances, and no need to carry oil or turp.

Here’s an image of the painting still in the box. You can see there’s a hinged lip at the top of the part that holds the panel securely in place, so that you can slide the panel in and out. The box will hold one 6×8″ panel horizontally, and keeps it separated from the paints so that I can travel with the wet, completed painting.

The palette itself is actually wood, but I covered it with white contact paper for easier cleanup, and because I prefer to mix colors on a white surface. I find it hard to judge the colors and values of my dark, transparent mixes on a dark wood palette. The white contact paper worked out great. It wipes clean easily with a palette knife and rag, and if it gets tattered down the road, I can just peel it off and recover. As shown below, the palette slides to the left, giving easy access to the box’s storage compartments.

Here’s another view of how I packed up my box. I had to cut the handles off some of the brushes so that they’d fit. Underneath that rag is a thumb hole for supporting the box while standing.

For those looking for a small box like this, I give this one pretty high marks. It is sold by Utrecht, and made by Jullian. It is very reasonably priced, and comes with an adjustable leather shoulder strap too.

A Birthday Card for Hubby

Posted by Jamie on November 21st, 2006

Today is my husband’s birthday. Amidst the hustle and bustle, my daily painting involved making a card for him. He always takes an apple to work every day, so I had to get the apple in there. Some of the flowers that I bought several days ago are still kicking. I put the survivors into a mug and pulled out my watercolors, then added a little ink pen. I used a 7×10 sheet of Arches HP and folded it in half, so the card is 5×7.

It’s been very hard to get serious paintings done with the holiday looming this week and all the framing I need to do for upcoming shows. I’m hoping to be able to get back to doing some oil paintings next week, if not sooner, and will be keeping my sketchbook, pens, watercolors, and colored pencils close at hand for the remainder of this week!

Waiting and Sketching

Posted by Jamie on November 21st, 2006

I spent much of today doodling in medical offices. Thank goodness I had my Moleskine sketchbook with me. I sketched in ink while waiting, then added a light watercolor wash later. Here you see my left hand holding the sketchbook as I was sketching with the right, and the basket affixed to the wall for patient forms. Chauffering my daughter later in the day prevented me from painting when I finally got home, but there’s always hope for tomorrow!

Popcorn, Anyone?

Posted by Jamie on November 19th, 2006

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2.5 x 3.5″, Prismacolor Pencils on 100% rag paper, unframed

I never expected it to be so difficult to draw a popcorn kernel! Maybe I’ll have to do a series. This was quite a challenging subject! This ATC/ACEO-size piece will fit into a standard 2.5×3.5″ frame. It would make a perfect holiday gift for your favorite popcorn lover.

Little Toy With a Big Heart

Posted by Jamie on November 18th, 2006

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ATC/ACEO size (2.5×3.5″), Gouache on Fabriano Artistico hot press

Upside Down Boats No. 2

Posted by Jamie on November 13th, 2006

7 x 5″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
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I just love painting upside down boats! This painting was done from a photo that I took here along the lakeshore the other day. There were more beautiful colors and vistas that I had time to capture en plein air, but fortunately I had my camera with me!

Fall Sunset en plein air

Posted by Jamie on November 9th, 2006

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5 x 7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed

A Day of Sketches

Posted by Jamie on November 6th, 2006

One day a month, I do a day of quick paintings or sketches as I go about the rest of my life. Today I had a blast with a sheet of 12×16″ black MiTientes paper and Prismacolor pencils. I woke my daughter shortly before 11am by bribing her with an iced latte. That became my first sketch of the day. The green object on the right is my framing gun. I don’t know how I ever lived without that!

I framed ten paintings today for the Buone Feste Show at the River Winds Gallery in Beacon, NY. The opening is Saturday, November 11 from 5-8pm, and you’re all invited! It is a holiday gift show of fine arts combined with handmade crafts by local artisans. The show runs through January 8, so please stop by if you have a chance. Maybe you’ll find something there for that special someone on your holiday gift list. They’ll even gift wrap it for you!

Path Around the Lake

Posted by Jamie on November 3rd, 2006

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5 x 7″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard, unframed

I was totally enchanted with this backlit tree along the path around Swan Lake, in the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Although I was unable to capture it the way I wanted to on location, reworking the painting in the studio gave me just what I was looking for!

Fall at The Brass Anchor on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on November 1st, 2006

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10 x 8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard, unframed
Life for an artist doesn’t get much better than painting along the Hudson in the morning, going out to lunch with a friend, and then coming home to find out you’ve been given a huge show in a beautiful gallery starting in a month!

What a fabulous, warm fall day to spend along the shores of the Hudson River! The Brass Anchor is a lovely restaurant in Poughkeepsie right on the river, with a marina. It has a spectacular river vista, great food, and the owner is very kind about allowing some artists to paint there. There is a juried art show always ongoing, curated by Virginia Donovan, one of the owners of the River Winds Gallery. The restaurant closes for the winter, so today was the last day to empty the walls. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to paint the view on this gorgeous day, so I arrived a few hours early to get some plein air work done before collecting my paintings.

Below is a picture of the painting and the scene. I seem to like painting in parking lots. *big grin* When painting on a small panel with a large french easel, it’s easier to secure the panel to a larger panel with tape on the back. That not only enables me to paint all the way to the edges, but also by turning the easel, I can shield my palette from the sun! That little blue-grey hut is the harbormaster’s hangout, and you can purchase sodas and ice there.

I really wanted to paint this scene 16×20. The fall colors were so gorgeous that they seemed deserving of a larger format, but time was short. Perhaps I’ll do a larger version in the studio someday.

After a delicious lunch with a friend, I came home to find a message on my answering machine from Putnam Arts Council, offering me an invitational show. It looks like I’ll have their large gallery to hang my paintings during the time of their annual craft sale…..and that starts in just a month! To say I’m ecstatic would be an understatement. I’ll have three other shows going on simultaneously plus my paintings at The Paint Box down in Bedford Hills. I’ll post info on all of them soon.