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