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JamieWG
09-23-2007, 10:48 AM
Here are three from this week. Although I really prefer acrylic on paper or sealed, primed hardboard, these are all on canvas.

I went down to Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, New York last week. I don't think I've been there for 20 years, but I had a craving for the salt air near the ocean. My painting buddy and I stuck our feet in the sand on the little beach area there and painted the view of the marsh. It was a heavenly place; I'm going back tomorrow. The colors there were really intense. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't been there.
Morning at the Marsh
8x10, acrylic/canvas covered mdf
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2007/13766-070919_Morning_at_the_Marsh_cool_500.jpg

I found teeny tiny stretched canvases at a store the other day! They were too cute to resist.
Sunset Sail
2x2.75", acrylic/stretched canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2007/13766-070918_Sunset_Sail_mini_450darker.jpg

That one was so much fun that I went back to the store to buy more the next day. This one is a scene from a photo I took while plein air painting on Bannerman's Island. The castle ruins are an amazing subject.
Bannerman's Castle
2.75x2.75", acrylic/stretched canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2007/13766-070922_Bannermans_Castle_Mini_easel_quarter_400.jpg

I painted the edges of the first mini black, and the edges of the second one gold. I can't decide which I like best, but they're both on my blog (http://hudsonvalleypainter.com) if anybody wants to offer up an opinion. I'm thinking that the gold gives more of a jewel-like character to a tiny painting.

Thanks so much for looking! I can't wait to return to the marsh tomorrow for more plein air drama. :D

Jamie

idcrisis55
09-23-2007, 12:42 PM
I love the intensity of the colors and the play of warm/cool in the plein air but I am enthralled by your miniatures. They are wonderful! :)

jan409
09-23-2007, 01:02 PM
I love the first one. The second one is so colorful. I love the colors and the reflections one the sail. Jan

dreamz
09-24-2007, 01:56 AM
I really like the scene in the 1st one and you did a great job on it. The small ones are just amazing

kathrynlovespets
09-24-2007, 01:59 AM
the minis are sooo cool! I've got to try it...thanks for inspiration

C_Line
09-24-2007, 07:45 AM
These are lovely Jamie! I just tried something you must try, since you love paper - it's called Multimedia Artboard: http://www.multimediaartboard.com/ It's incredible! I bought a 5 pk of 8 x 10" sheets at Hobby Lobby - very reasonable and it's really stiff, doesn't warp or buckle, it's acid free and archival.

TxAggieDarlin
09-24-2007, 10:17 AM
Oh very nice. I love the marsh and I think because I cannot do grasses....I suffer with fine lines. Great work

Linee
09-24-2007, 10:47 AM
Wonderful paintings, Jamie. The sailboat is my favorite!


These are lovely Jamie! I just tried something you must try, since you love paper - it's called Multimedia Artboard: http://www.multimediaartboard.com/ It's incredible! I bought a 5 pk of 8 x 10" sheets at Hobby Lobby - very reasonable and it's really stiff, doesn't warp or buckle, it's acid free and archival.

Celeste, does this artboard fit into creviced frames (you know, the kind usually used for photos)?

C_Line
09-24-2007, 11:18 AM
Absolutely. It's what I painted my "Autumn Woods" on. I just centered my 5" x 7" on the 8 x 10 sheet, popped a matte over it and into the nice black frame. See...all standard sizes. Helps keep overhead down and easily put together a nice presentation. Jamie's the one who convinced me to give paper a shot with acrylics. I presently don't care too much for watercolor paper, but I do love illustration board and this Multimedia Artboard is awesome. You wouldn't even have to put glass over it.

Linee
09-24-2007, 01:10 PM
Thanks, Celeste. :)

LavenderFrost
09-24-2007, 01:48 PM
All three are very good. And I like the little easels you have them set on.

Bertoni
09-24-2007, 07:00 PM
Jamie:
Fine work!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Love that Marsh painting!:thumbsup:

JamieWG
09-24-2007, 09:00 PM
Ann, thank you so much. Sometimes I think I only want to paint miniatures!

Jan, Dreamz, and Kathryn, I truly appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping in!

Celeste, that Multimedia Artboard sounds fantastic. How stiff is it? Can I keep wet paintings in a panel carrier, or does it bend like paper/bristol board?

Aggie. Linda, Michelle, many thanks for your comments.

Burt, I'm so glad you like the marsh painting. I have some shows in mind for that one if it hangs around long enough.

I went back to the marsh today and had a real struggle. I'll post it here when I have a few others to accompany it; in the meantime, you can see it on my blog (http://hudsonvalleypainter.com) if you want a preview. Whew! Sometimes painting involves lots of sweat and anxiety!

Jamie

C_Line
09-24-2007, 11:02 PM
It's about as thick as 300 lb watercolor paper I think, but it feels "crisp" - quite inpenetrable. I've only used one sheet so far, but it didn't bend. It's kinda like a thin little tile I suppose. I picked up a pack at Hobby Lobby for about $5-6 bucks w/5 sheets! Can't go wrong there.

swampborn
09-24-2007, 11:49 PM
Jamie,
I like all three. Love the colors in the first one. The minis are amazing!
Gail

JamieWG
09-25-2007, 07:44 AM
Thank you, Celeste. I have to order some gesso and pigment soon, so I'll add that to my list. It sounds like a "must have"! :D

Hi Gail. Thank you very much for your comments. Usually I don't like minis on canvas because the weave is so large in proportion to the painting. But these stretched canvases were just too cute. I think I'm going to add some gesso to cut down on the weave a bit. :)

Jamie

Paulafv
09-25-2007, 08:54 AM
Love the marsh and the background is wonderfully painted. Makes me want to trek down to the beach before the snow flies.