Monday, December 17, 2012

Announcing Artful Gathering, Online Art Retreats

I am excited to tell you that I have joined ARTFUL GATHERING, a very talented group of artists teaching online video workshops.  I will be teaching my absolutely favorite subject: COLOR!  This has been an exciting challenge for me and it all started with my encouraging students at CREATE, IRVINE 2012 class.  They suggested I offer my classes online as they loved all the information that I presented in my one day classes and wanted more.
Easy, I thought!  First I had to invest in a better video camera.  Then I quickly realized that I needed a better editing program.  Now I am busy teaching myself how it all works and how to put it all together.  Zinnia, founder and director of Artful Gatherings, has been very helpful and encouraging.

If you are interested in taking my class, The Good, the Bad and the Beauty of Color, using color to create beautiful watercolor paintings, you can now pre-register.  Official Registration opens in March when the workshop catalog and class schedule will be released. Be sure to fill out the pre-registration form so we can keep you updated.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Treasures at Home

Those of you that follow my blog know that I love to search out art stores while traveling.  But I want to share with you a favorite little known treasure of an art store in my home town, Bend, Oregon.

Best supply of Christmas & themed stamps
Need a leaf stamp?

Colorful pens!
  You may think that the charming vintage house on Harriman, Christmas Presence, is a place to shop for Xmas.  But you will be in for a surprise when you step inside.  Filled from floor to ceiling (literally!), are rubber stamps of all kinds.
More Stamps!
Stamps with words: It's all about the journey

Rolls of paper
  But you will also find an amazingly beautiful ribbon selection, great for altered books, tags and gifts.  There is a very colorful assortment of pens, glaze pens and more!

My favorite ribbon supply!
Dimensional Paints

What artist would not love a gift from Christmas Presence!

Christmas Presence

Phone: 541.388.4414
Address: 644 NW Harriman St # 1

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Paintings

New painting now available for purchase.  Classical, painted by Jacqueline Newbold.  Classical is a watercolor painting on rice paper.  I used a wax resist to create layers of color creating an unique effect.  This painting is framed in a wooden frame.  The outside dimensions are 11″ x 17″.
17" x 11"
Red Yellow Blue Purple
Price: $170.00

Monday, November 19, 2012

3D ART- Going off the Page!

For those of you who are lucky enough to have the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors,  check out the fabulous article written by Sue Pettetier on making Sparkling Snowmen.  She gives great instructions on how to make these adorable little snowmen using vintage bottles.  Or even better - I just found out that she has just made this fun project available online!
Last night with my daughters, friends and a little bit of wine, we created a whole family of vintage bottle snowmen.

Lots of fun, lots of glitter and laughter!
Where did my wine go?
Even my husband came in to see what we were doing.  He did not quite "get it" that we were making snowmen so he make a Santa head and put it on his version of a snowman's body which was a bottle filled with watered down wine.  Honestly! MEN!
David's "Snowman"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank you Interweave Press!

"Get a Personal Lesson from a Master Artist!"
I am not sure how I got this title: Master Artist but I very flattered and hope to live up to it!  Thank you Interweave Press and Cloth, Paper Scissors.  The other artist on the list are fabulous artists!  Be sure to check out their DVDs too.

Art Journals On-The-Go

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Article for the Cloth, Paper Scissors Magazine

The box is packed and ready to ship.  Sample postcards are carefully wrapped and example art supplies are in their separate zip-locked baggie.  I even put in some Hershey's kisses for the editors.  My article, Painted Postcards is ready to go and will be published in the Cloth, Paper Scissors magazine - March/April 2013 issue.  It took longer than expected to create all the samples required for the article but it was so much fun to do.  I hope you will read the article when it is published next year!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Having Fun with Faceless Self-Portraits

I find it fun to find new and creative ways to take faceless self-portraits photos while traveling.  Have you ever done the same?  I would love to hear what you do.  Here are a few of mine:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Dear artists and friends,
My heartfelt thoughts go out to all the folks affected by Hurricane Sandy, artists and beyond.  The devastation that we are receiving on the news is incredible!  We have lived through devastating hurricanes doing damage to the areas we love - the tropics, New Orleans, and now the east coast.  Watching the news and seeing the photos of the damage is unbelievable.  I wonder where the newly homeless go and how do they eat.  How does one clean up such all the debris, broken bits, sand and toxic waste?  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Photos from CREATE, Chicago 2012

I am learning new things about my iphone!   I have finally figured out how to add photos quickly to my blog soooo....... here are some photos from my watercolor Rainbow Studies & Slice of Life Classes that I taught in August.  So many wonderful, fun and creative artists!  So many messy, beautiful palettes of paint, lusciously painted pears and happy smiles!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Elements of Design - Upcoming Class at TAW, Bend, OR

What kind of painter are you? Are you a value painter or a shape maker? Do you love putting lines or texture in your paintings? This class explores the elements of design: value, color, shapes, pattern, texture and shape. We will paint a series of paintings with each painting focusing on one of these elements. All levels welcome. 
I will be teaching this fun 4-week watercolor class at Tumalo Art Works Gallery starting on Friday Oct. 26th at 1:00.  Hope to see you there!  Jacqueline

Saturday, September 29, 2012

From Photo to Painting

Doing a detailed value sketch is a great way to start a the painting process.  It is the time to can work out any design problems, simplify and study the value patterns.  Here is one of the little paintings that I did from my recent trip to Italy.  The value sketch and watercolor painting were done in my little moleskin watercolor journal:
Value Sketch using a soft pencil
This is a tracing of my value sketch done on tracing paper so that I did not have to redraw it for my watercolor painting
Final Painting in my Moleskin Journal
This is the Photo that Inspired my Sketch and Painting