Friday, August 22, 2014

What's Inside?

In a couple weeks I will be painting in Italy.  My last post was about my new cool pencil bag.

It is a perfect size for holding just about everything I need to do some paintings-on-the-go in my watercolor travel journal.  Now I want to show you what I put inside it.  I have three miniature palettes and a set of travel brushes that are great for traveling.  I like these mini palettes because they each hold 12 colors and have removable 1/2 pans.  That means that I can put whatever colors I desire in on my palette.  If I find I no longer and using a certain color, then I can easily switch it out for another color.

The brushes are from Jackson's Art Supplies.  It is hard to find good travel brushes and this is a great set!  If you just order brushes you will get free shipping.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Great Idea!

I got this nice pencil case from  It's large enough to put a ton of pens in.  It also holds 2 of my mini palettes and my set of traveling watercolor brushes. There are three pockets and it comes in lots of fun colors. It is definitely going to Italy will me for my Colors of Umbria workshop.  It will be perfect for painting in the town.

Here I am using my new bag in Maine

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Online Watercolor Class

Join me for Watercolor Fun - an online workshop with Artful Gathering Online Retreat.  We just got started!  You can paint along beside me from the comfort of your own home.  Creating texture, colorful whites, and how to get a range of values are just a few of the techniques I will cover in this workshop.  Here is an example of one of the paintings we will do:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Looking for Inspiration

Hi Guys, I am in Maine, in the fog, enjoying family vacation and the beautiful scenery.  The fog has rolled in and it has been pouring down rain.  So it is a good day to play board games and catch up on computer stuff.  I have been organizing my upcoming fun classes at Art Unraveled starting in just 1 week!  Here are a few photos I wanted to share with you.  I love traveling to new places and getting inspiration for fun watercolor paintings.  What kinds of things do you take photos of for painting inspiration?  Please share what inspires you...
I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fun Ideas for Your Watercolor Journal

In the summer issue of PAGES magazine, I give you another fun idea for how to add interest to your watercolor journal.  This article is about how to use black gesso.  I hope you enjoy trying this cool technique!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hot off the Press

The new issue of PAGES is out and available for purchase.  I wrote two articles for this idea filled summer issue.  I wanted to inspire you to embellish your watercolor journals in new and creative ways!

Here are some examples of how I use water-soluble pens in my journals

This article is about using water-soluble pens in your journals.  I even include an easy step-by-step lesson on how to use them.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful issue of PAGES!  This is one of the techniques that I will be covering in my Inky Doodle Watercolor workshop with Art Unraveled, 2014.  The workshop is on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Do You Want to Paint in Italy?

My watercolor painting trip to Orvieto, Italy has just opened up again with two spots now available!  We always have so much fun on these painting trips...

The Colors Of Umbria: Keeping A Watercolor Journal

Create a a visual diary as you slow down, observe and
savor your time in Italy.

Dates: September 7 - 13, 2014
Jacqueline Newbold
Cost - $2995