Artist

James Hartman
Burlingame, California

When James Hartman was in art school, he became fascinated with the Society of Six, a group of artists who painted en plein air (outdoors) and exhibited together in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 20th Century. James's paintings of the Northern California landscape pay tribute to some of the great Bay Area artists of the past. His expressive scenes feel alive through his vibrant use of color and his painterly brushwork. Hartman’s paintings have an immediate visual impact from a distance, yet up close, dissolve into a series of confident marks and strokes. There is a simultaneous complexity and steadiness in his flattened, color-blocked planes. Knowledge and observation are essential elements of James’s working practice. To this end, he spends a large proportion of his time painting on location. His body of work captures the fresh and sunlit essence of the coastal California hills.

Artist and Customer Comments


S Bradley 5/27/2017 | 11:13 PM

I own several of James Hartman's paintings and can't say enough about how much I enjoy seeing them every day in my home. James captures each subject with true aristry and expressiveness and his connection to the medium is so authentic and the result so beautiful. The online versions really don't do justice to the in person experience. Work like this makes the world a bettere place. I look forward to adding more of James Hartman's paintings to my collection.

James Hartman 5/25/2017 | 8:33 PM

Wow! I am really impressed with Ugallery"s new partnership with Crate and Barrel. I have had excellent results and have received feedback worldwide. Cheers to Ugallery for putting this remarkable arrangement together.

James Hartman 5/25/2017 | 8:25 PM

Dear E. De Groot, It is an honor to hear such praise from the daughter of an accomplished artist. I am happy that you appreciate the medium of encaustics. I enjoy painting with oils and fusing it into my beeswax prepared panels! I too like the way the colors flow when made molten! Different lighting conditions make a huge difference so I can appreciate your shifting paintings around to view them in differing situations. Thank you for your interest in my work and for being a return buyer! I enjoy selling my work on Ugallery!

commentsPacheco Trees
E De Groot purchased this artwork. 5/14/2017 | 8:16 AM

not only did i purchase "pacheco trees", but i also am now the happy owner of "page mill rd". before viewing these 2 paintings, i had never before been exposed to the "encaustic" technique of painting. i'm intrigued with the flow and movement of the images due to this technique. but i also am drawn the both images--landscapes with trees--and james' choice of rich, vibrant colors. i've been enjoying my paintings so much that i've changed where they hang in my house so i can enjoy them as much as possible. even have a pic of them in my phone!!haven't done this with any of my other "favorites" not to mention having grown up with a father who has his masters in painting and sculpting and has done so professionally all his life(so i have a number of his paintings at home to admire too). keep up the great work, james!

James Hartman 5/10/2017 | 1:41 PM

Hello Mary Ann, I am so glad you are pleased with your new artwork. Thank you for your consideration! Regards, James

commentsBeach Road
M Stein purchased this artwork. 5/10/2017 | 9:49 AM

Am thrilled with my new piece. I will consider more of Mr. Hartman's work......

James Hartman 5/3/2017 | 2:38 PM

Hi Catherine, I am happy to hear that you and your husband are pleased with your new painting. I'm glad to hear that it fits in so well in your home. I appreciate your interest in my work! Regards, James Hartman

commentsPainted Buntings
C Cook purchased this artwork. 5/2/2017 | 5:36 PM

We have just received this beautiful painting. My husband and I are both so pleased with that it looks absolutely perfect in our home. The medium is really unusual and the colors are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for this beautiful piece.

commentsCoastal Farm Trail
G Corazza 2/24/2017 | 9:30 AM

I had looked at this on Tuesday and went to purchase it last night to find that it has been sold. So very disappointed. Loved this piece of work. When I saw it, the colors made me happy. Beautiful, bright, sunny colors. I hope that you will be inspired to do something similar in the future. I will be watching for future pieces. Cheers, Greta Corazza

commentsCoastal Farm Trail
G Corazza 2/24/2017 | 9:25 AM

Hello,

James Hartman 4/25/2016 | 4:23 PM

Hello! I am excited to be showing my paintings here on UGallery. Thank you for visiting my page, I hope my work strikes a chord! If you have any questions at all feel free to post them here and I will answer ASAP. Regards, James

Mountain Road Farms
by JAMES HARTMAN


Encaustic artwork on stretched linen
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2016

15" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 14 oz.

$450

Artwork Details

Comments About This Piece

This painting was done on a homemade cradled panel that is gallery wrapped with linen. I mixed oil paints with beeswax and dakar crystals to create a deep lustrous appearance. I like how the linen weave can be seen in areas deep in the finish. The effect is almost like stained glass with the substrate shining through. The work comes ready to hang. 

Encaustic artwork

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The hot liquid/paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials can be used. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the wax before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate it once it has cooled on the surface. Other materials can be encased, layered or collaged into the surface, using the encaustic medium to adhere them to the surface.

Stretched linen

Linen fabric is the preferred surface for paintings. Linen is favored over cotton for its strength, durability and archival integrity. Linen is a rare surface in the United States because of its high cost. When a linen artwork is labeled stretched, it means the linen has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched linen artwork typically does not require framing.

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