It's great to see the variety of ways artists set up and use our pochade boxes for painting or drawing. Jamie Williams Grossman, a New York artist, gives us a peek at her ThumBox™ setup on her website and shares a bit about her favorite tree she painted with it. http://www.hudsonvalleypainter.com/2008/10/13/my-favorite-tree/)
Jamie is a Signature Member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP). She serves on the NYPAP Advisory Board and also as the head of their Lower Hudson Valley Chapter. Jamie has taught oil and acrylic painting at Putnam Arts Council. Her paintings have been featured in USA Weekend, The Journal News, Plein Air Magazine (twice), Putnam County News and Recorder, the Catskill Region Guide, Poughkeepsie Journal, and Bedford Record Review. Jamie paints mostly in oils and acrylics, but frequently uses other mediums such as pastel, gouache, watercolor and casein. She nearly always paints from life, with subjects ranging from portraits, homes and figures, to animals, landscapes and still life. Plein air landscapes are her favorite subjects (especially the Hudson River), and she has exhibited in galleries in many areas of New York State and Connecticut.