Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Tim's Barn, Watercolor

I hope everyone is finding joy, peace and time for art this holiday season!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Had a Great Time Filming my DVD

I had a wonderfully fun time filming with Interweave Press in Loveland, CO,  my new DVD, Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist, or something like that as the title has yet to be determined.  Just wanted to share a few photos from our shoot:
Me on the set, doing a demo on how to use water-soluble pens

My interview with Cloth, Paper, Scissors editor, Jenn Mason

Happy to have it over!  Left to right: Me, Jenn Mason, and Sue Pettelier 
The camera crew was fabulous!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist, a new DVD

I haven't been able to post much lately because my computer was sent away to get a new mother board.  After many weeks it was finally declared a Lemon!  I now have a new computer and find it does work a lot better than my last computer.
Despite my recent computer problems, I have been getting ready for my trip to Loveland, CO to film my new DVD with Interweave Press.  The title will be something like, Watercolor Journeys for the Traveling Artist and I will be demonstrating some great ideas for watercolor painting while traveling.  Here is a painting I did in my watercolor journal this past May while with the group that I took to Provence, France.  We painted on a book page from a French book.

I will let you know when my DVD is available for purchase!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Poppies in Provence, France - May 2013

Poppies in Provence, Watercolor
I am planning another trip to paint in Provence, May 2013.  My computer is in the shop right now and I can't update my website so just email me if you want to get your name on the list for more information.  It will be similar to my 2011 May trip. Also, you can see more about our May 2011 trip by checking out my older blog posts.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cloth Paper Scissor's New Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art

Since I had to send my computer away to the computer hospital, I have had a bit more time for catching up on my reading.  I have spent some relaxing, fun time devouring the exciting new art book by Barbara Delaney:  The Cloth-Paper Scissors Book, Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art.

This colorful, gorgeous book has something for all artists, beginners to advanced. Barbara has assembled (in her own words) "the very best articles and projects from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine."  I am thrilled to be included with my article, Travel Journals, Maps as a Starting Point. 
Barbara's writes about finding inspiration and getting over artist's block, speaking to the artist in us all.  She has some encouraging ideas on how to get the most out of your creative day. 
I have already gone to the craft store to pick up some Transparent Liquid Sculpey to make some translucent transfers as explained by D. J. Pettitt.  Digging through my studio cupboards I found an old stash of thin metals so that I could try out Beryl Taylor's Metal Magic.  This book covers an array of mixed-media ideas in a well organized and informative way.  Printing and transfer methods, sketching, journaling, collage and assemblage, and mixed-media hand stitching all come to life packed in this energetic new book.  If you can’t wait for your own hard copy of the book, Interweave press is now selling it as an easy to download ebook.  I recommend this wonderful, new art book!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cascade View, Original Watercolor

I am lucky enough to live in the Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Range.  The mountains change with the seasons - the colors change, the snow recedes and then returns.  This painting is just as the sun is starting to set on the green foothills with South Sister Mountain in the background.
Cascade View, watercolor

DESCRIPTION: Original Watercolor painting
DETAILS: Matted and comes in a sealed crystal clear bag with a signed Certificate of Authentication.
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS: The size of the mat is 11 x 14 and will fit in a standard frame
SIGNED: This paintings is signed by me, Jacqueline Newbold.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Today is the Last Day to Register for Menucha Painting Retreat

Sometime you just need to treat yourself to something special!  I treated myself this past March to a 4 day watercolor painting retreat at Menucha, Oregon and came home refreshed and rejuvenated.  I signed up not really know what to expect as I had never been there before.  Menucha was more than I had ever wished for.  The area was beautifully located on the Columbia River Gorge and steeped in history.  My roommates and I became great friends.  The food was delicious! 
I now have the incredible opportunity to teach my Watercolor Journeys Class along with paper artist, Mary Burgess.  Today is the LAST DAY to register!  My students tell me that they don't have the time or the space to paint.  Well here is your opportunity to paint, try new ideas, and bond with fellow painters.  This will be so much fun!  Don't miss out - register today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paintings-on-the-Go! Watercolor Journaling Presentation to the Watercolor Society of Oregon

I had the wonderful opportunity of being one of the presenters at the Watercolor Society of Oregon's Fall Convention at Sunriver, Oregon this past weekend.  The focus of my talk was about painting while traveling.  After showing a packed room some my travel watercolor journals and a few demos, we did one of my favorite painting-on-the-go exercises.  Here is a recap of the lesson I taught - 
Materials needed:  Pencil, eraser, Flair pen, watercolor journal or good quality drawing paper (Strathmore 400), small watercolor brush and watercolor palette.
First, draw your subject with a pencil.  For this lesson we drew a door in Provence.  But this works well with any subject but mostly ones with large shapes.  Then trace over your drawing with the water-soluble Flair pen.  Add more ink in the darker areas of your drawing to create shadows underneath the doorway, stones and areas where the light does not hit.
Then, lightly and carefully add water to the pen lines leaving some areas white.   At this time you can add watercolor to the wash or just leave it as a monochromatic painting. Soften outer edges with clear water. 
I will be teaching this technique and many, many more at the Menucha retreat coming up in November - 4 days of classes, all room & board included, located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!

Using the window to trace our drawings

Rene painted a beautiful pineapple with this technique

Looking good!

Having fun!

Hard at work
Deanna shares here watercolor journal


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Remembering Provence, Corner Cafe

I just finished this watercolor painting, Corner Cafe.  The cafe is located just outside the ancient walls of the old part of the town of St. Remy de Provence, France.  The first rays of sun shines here in the morning and was a beautiful place to greet the day with our steaming cups of cafe au lait.

Corner Cafe

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Friday, September 23, 2011

New Fall Watercolor Classes with Jacqueline Newbold

Mt. Hood with Lavender
***Watercolor Painting Classes*** at my Art in my Heart Studio (Tumalo, just 5 miles north of Bend, OR)

Refining your painting skills with watercolor warm-ups, composition and design.
Tuesday afternoons:  October 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 2011 from 12:30 – 3:30

***Rainbow Studies***
Unlock the secrets to creating vibrant and harmonious paintings.
Learn about color theory, successful color mixing, how not to make muddy paintings and how to understand the characteristics of pigments. You will make a color journal that will become a valuable reference.

***Watercolor Workshop in the Columbia River Gorge***
November 13 - 17, 2011, Check-in is Sunday night at 5:00 PM.  This is a “double header” with Jacqueline Newbold and Mary Burgess.  You will have two full 9 AM – 4 PM days with each instructor as they share with you their passion for art.
Mary Burgess: Hands-on Paper Design
Jacqueline Newbold: Watercolor Journeys, Inspirations from travels

Students will explore ways to make their watercolor travel journal interesting and reflective of their experiences through painting landscapes, vignettes and memoirs, and by incorporating collected treasured items. Learn how to make quick-on the go-sketches using colorful watercolor washes and pen and ink drawings.  Students will also experiment with stamping, stenciling, napkin collage, maps, and artistic lettering to enhance their journals in order to build a launching board of creativity for their next artistic journey

***Watercolor Journaling Painting Workshop in Greece, June 25 -29, 2012***
Watercolor Journaling in Greece with Jacqueline Newbold 2012
Travel Dates: June 25 to 29, 2012.
Contact Admissions at 800-487-8839 for more information regarding travel dates.
Learn to create your own watercolor journals and incorporate the benefits of art healing in your life or your holistic health practice.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Celebration, New Paintings for the Red Chair Gallery

I have been working on a series of watercolor paintings inspired by my trip to Provence in May.  The title of this one is Celebration.  We found this lovely village in the Drone area of France and what caught my eye was all the flags that were hanging from the ancient buildings.  This painting will be hung in the Red Chair Gallery for Bend's First Friday Art Walk, October, 7, 2011.
Celebration, Watercolor

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Watercolor Warm-ups

I often like to do little watercolor painting warm-ups before I settle down to a larger piece.  These mini-paintings are fun and spontaneous.  This is a great way to work out color  and composition.  I recommend that you try this watercolor warm-up!

Free shipping from Daniel Smith if you need art supplies.

Free shipping from Daniel Smith Art Supplies till Sept. 19th!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Peek Inside My Watercolor Journal - CREATE

Part of the fun of going to one of the art retreats is being able to take classes from teachers you admire.  I have always loved Beryl Taylor's work and was fortunate enough to take a class from her!  I love her sense of color and design.  She mixes paints, fabric, and journaling.  Yes - I did actually sit at a sewing machine and do some sewing on the pieces in my journal above.  I have to tell you that fabric art has come a long way from when I used to sew!
The final project for this class was to bind the little pages into a petite book.  Instead, I ended up putting them in my watercolor art journal as I thought I would see them more often there and they will serve as a reminder to what I learned in this fabulous class:  painting on metal, painting on muslin, layering and creative edges. 
Thank you Beryl!