Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Journals on-the-go DVD Give-away!

I am giving away one of my just-released DVD, Art Journals on-the-go: How to pack, prep, paint and more.  Here is a short You-tube video from the DVD showing how I use water-soluble pens in my art journals: DVD Workshop.
Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more
Art Journals on-the-go by Jacqueline Newbold
Here what you need to do to enter:
Leave me a comment below and answer the following question:
If you were stranded on a deserted island what 3 art items would you want to have with you? (Corny I know!)
The last day to leave a comment is Sunday, May 6, 2012.
I will use the random number generator to pick the lucky winner and announce the winner here on my blog. 
Colorful Wishes!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more

Interweave press has just release my new DVD for painters on the go!  Preview of my new DVD.  You can also download it to your computer for instant viewing.  I would love to hear what you think about it.  Also let me know if there is something you would like to see and learn in the sequel.

Art Journals On-the-Go
Water-soluble pen demonstration

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pick-Pockets in Buenos Aires

The secret to a good pickpocket scam is when you don’t even realize that you are being pick pocketed.  Such was the event that happened to us while we were in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  On Easter Sunday we walked along several miles of an open air craft market on our way to the famous Sunday outdoor antique market in San Telmo Square.  My chance to finally do some shopping!  Everyone had been warning us to watch out for pick-pocketers in the market.  I had my purse crossways around my body the whole time with my hand on my zipper just waiting for someone to try to reach into my purse as there was no way they would be getting anything from me!
Scenes from the San Telmo Antique Market 
After cruising through the market we continued our walk through a park that was alive with parakeets, kids playing and people out enjoying the day.  Unexpectedly from up above, a large amount of green, sticky bird poop fell onto my head, neck, back and all down David’s back too.   Stunned, I look up in the tree expecting to see a condor or flock of eagles or some huge bird.  A man sitting on the grassy knoll and witness to the whole event came up to us offering a torn bit of a third world type rough paper towel that he happened to have.   Amazingly a couple appeared seemingly out of nowhere with more tiny bits of paper towels and a bottle of water, offering to help wipe off the mess on our backs.  
Scenes from the San Telmo Antique Market 
The lady motioned to me to help wiped David while she proceeded to wipe off my back and purse which at that time I assumed had bird poop on it too.  One of the guys started wiping off his back and David felt him try to open up his Velcro back pocket where he had put his wallet.  Just about that time I asked David if he thought we were getting pick pocketed and he said he was wondering the same thing.  I quickly grabbed the zipper on my purse that I had so carefully been holding on to all day.  I was distracted by the thought of bird poop all over me.  I also had conflicting thoughts thinking these people are so nice to help foreigners while at the same time not  liking the fact that they were wiping me down.

Scenes from the San Telmo Antique Market 
My purse zipper was opened by several inches!  Then suddenly just as quickly as they had appeared, they disappeared - empty handed, I am happy to say!  We then realized that the whole bird poop, guy on the grassy knoll and the unsavory couple had been part of an unsuccessful orchestrated pick pocket scam in Buenos Aires.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Peek inside my Watercolor Journal, Alta Vista, Argentina

Painting of the Alta Vista Estancia

Fall is coming to Argentina and the colors of the poplar trees are starting to change.  We spent several nights at Alta Vista where we were warmly greeted by the hosts, Tamara and Frederico.  Alta Vista is a 60,000 hectare sheep ranch or estancia, which in Argentina means large farm or ranch.  It was built at the turn of the century and is located 20 miles west of Calafate in the Argentine Patagonia, and on the road to the Perito Moreno glacier.  Our rooms were delightfully decorated and this comfortable Patagonia estancia was a wonderful place for me to hang-out one morning painting the scene in front of me.

Tamara gave us a tour of the working part of the ranch where thousands of sheep are sheered every spring.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Peek Inside my Watercolor Journal, Patagonia, Argentina

Greetings from Patagonia, Argentina!
I have not been able to blog much about my trip because of the lack of internet, sparse, slow or non-existent down in the Patagonia area of Chile and Argentina.  We have been hiking almost every day.  I like to choose the “easy” day hikes because that gets me more time to paint in the afternoons.  I have absolutely loved seeing all the new birds that I have never seen before.  One of my favorites are the long-tailed Meadowlarks that do not seem afraid of me and hang out in flocks singing their beautiful song back and forth to each other.  Here is my painting of one in my watercolor travel journal.  I wanted to have him help frame the landscape scene of the area.  The males have a vibrant red chest.