Monday, October 02, 2006

Gallery Sitting

Gallery Sitting
7 x 5", Oils on canvas covered hardboard

Yesterday I was gallery sitting at the Belle Levine Gallery. I brought my pochade box along and the laptop, figuring I'd work from some photo references, but decided to paint the gallery instead! The tall sculpture is titled Hawk of the Hudson, by sculptor Paul Yarden. There were some nice visitors, and painting while gallery sitting sure does make the time go fast!


Blogger Katherine said...

You've got a great sense of the light on the walls Jamie

1:14 PM  
Blogger RenĂ© said...

I don't know whats happened but i find your latest work made a huge leap forwards!! Also you really paint like a *** woman. So many in such a short time, are you in a hurry, or what?

2:20 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Thanks so much, Katherine. It was a challenge showing the warm light from the spots with the cool light from the skylight. I've painted a couple of other interior scenes with that combination of warm and cool light, and always had fun using everything on my palette. LOL *wink*

2:21 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Rene, hi! I really appreciate you stopping in here and always saying such nice things. *blush* Since I went fulltime as an artist, I found I can focus much better and get more done, without always having the "next thing" on my mind instead of my brushes!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Karen Sempsrott said...

Hi Jamie,

You pulled it off (the warm lights and cool lights). I'm glad to have found your blog. I'll keep checking it out.
I have every issue of Plein-Air and I'm looking forward to going through them to find your work.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Thanks, Karen! I'll give you a hing. You have to go waaaaaaay back to the beginning! :)

6:23 AM  
Blogger Jan Blencowe said...

This has such an appealing arrangement of elements, I am always amazed at what you can do on a small canvas!!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Hi Jan! Thanks for stopping in and commenting. :) It's really interesting to see how different folks approach the small formats and what their individual goals entail. So much to paint, so little time! I love using them to push compositional ideas, paint at new locations, work under fast-changing light conditions, test-drive to see if something might work in a larger size, or to take on a very challenging subject that I might shy away from in a larger painting. There are so many benefits to these little ones!

11:36 AM  

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