Friday, January 18, 2019

Hearts of Italy

Hearts of Italy

While traveling and painting in Italy this fall, I started noticing hearts on the ironwork that adorns the windows of Venice and other towns and villages. Once I noticed them, I was finding hearts everywhere.  They were beautifully blended on doorways, windows, and etched into the stones.  I took some photos that I wanted to share with you. The more I looked, the more I found.






Painting in France
Jacqueline Newbold's color-filled watercolor paintings capture a moment in time - sunlight on red poppies, the glow of a Tuscan village perched on a mountaintop, or the brilliance of a dramatic Oregon Mountain sunset.  
Would you like to join me on a painting adventure?
Here are my upcoming workshops:
ART AND SOUL, PORTLAND, OREGON 2019


Monday, December 31, 2018

Watercolor Workshop Provence, France

Watercolor Workshop Provence, France

So often my students and artist friends ask me to teach again in France because they would like to join me.  Here is your chance! I am teaching a watercolor workshop Provence, France, May 11 - 17, 2019.  If you have been considering joining me, I want to encourage you to sign up for this workshop with French Escapade.  Because I want to spend more time painting in my studio, this is the last workshop that I have planned for quite a while.  I will miss painting in Europe but look forward to studio time. I am very excited about this French watercolor workshop!  The time of year is a spectacular time to be in the south of France.  The fields will be covered with wild, red poppies.  The town that we are staying in is charming and scenic. It is the source of an impressive spring that gushes from the ground and creates a beautiful, emerald-green river.

 What I love about Provence, is that every village nearby is all unique and delightful in very individual ways.  It is easy to get to picturesque towns such as Gordes, St. Remy de Provence, or Les Baux, with just a short drive.  We will spend the whole day painting, exploring, and creating fun memories in our sketchbooks.  Our evenings will be relaxing, tasting French wine and dining on delicious treats from the local markets.

Treat yourself to a very special, fun, relaxing time painting in Provence, France!  There are just a couple spots still available for this fabulous trip.

2019 Schedule

Painting workshop in France in 2019

Click this link for detailed information about this wonderful trip to France: LET’S GO! – FRANCE May 10-17, 2019, with French Escape!

Painting Colorful and Bright in 2019

I am thinking of starting out the New Year with a personal challenge of doing some quick, fun, colorful, simple, daily painting in my watercolor journal. Does anyone want to join me? Creating small daily watercolor sketches is a great way to get inspired. It is a great way to warm up to a larger painting. Here are the Pixie Girls that come to my studio to inspire me to paint…. they are here to welcome in the NEW YEAR! They are saying, “Let’s get painting!”



Monday, December 24, 2018

Wishing you a Merry Watercolor Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! It is a beautiful time of year.  With the holiday upon us, it is sometimes hard to find time to paint.  It is fun to paint watercolor Christmas cards.  Here is a painting that I painted of two birds sitting on a branch with a snowy look.  I sprinkled white gouache into the watercolor paint while it was drying in order to get the effect that it is snowing.  I sprinkled more white gouache on the painting after the painting was dry. That way some of the gouache spread and softened, while the drier gouache made smaller looking drops of gouache.
 
To finish, I added white gouache on top of the berries and on top of the branches to give the look of snow piling up.  I hope you enjoy this little Christmasy watercolor painting!

Artist Jacqueline Newbold enjoys painting life in color!

Her color-filled watercolor paintings capture a moment in time – sunlight on red poppies, the glow of a Tuscan village perched on a mountaintop, or the brilliance of a dramatic Oregon Cascade Mountain sunset.  Jacqueline loves to share her passion for watercolor painting and mixed-media art journaling by teaching in her Art in My Heart private studio, the Art Unraveled Art Retreats in Phoenix, the Art & Soul Retreats in Portland, Oregon, France, and Italy.  She teaches private watercolor lessons, classes and workshops in her private art studio in Bend, Oregon.
My next teaching trip is to Provence, France, May 2019.  You can find out more information about the trip with French Escapade.  Join me for a fun time!! You will be able to create a journal just like my Italian watercolor and art journal!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Painting in our Watercolor Art Journals

We had a lot of fun spending time painting in our watercolor art journals while in Orvieto, Italy.  We painted scenes from the beautiful convent gardens and palace where we stayed, as well as the nooks and quaint corners of the town itself.  One day we went wine tasting at a vineyard that had a gorgeous view of Orvieto.  There were white roses blooming everywhere!  This was a beautiful, relaxing day of painting as well!







Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Painting in Provence, France May 2019

Painting in Provence, France can become your next creative dream come true!  
Come paint with me the beautiful villages, red poppies and charming sites of Provence, France.  There are just 5 spots left with French Escapades.  

Do you ever dream of going on a watercolor painting vacation in Provence, France? Well here is the perfect opportunity to paint and explore the charming villages of sunny Provence! I have just returned from teaching a watercolor workshop in Orvieto, Italy and I want to share with you why I love it so much!
Watercolor Artists in Orvieto, Italy
It is so lovely to be with a group of like-minded artists who love to explore their creative side. It is relaxing and fun to paint what you see, describe what you taste, smell and savor. Provence is a culinary, artist’s delight! When you go on a painting vacation, you have time to create a watercolor journal filled with memories.
Looking up!
You will grow, evolve and blossom as an artist. Even if you are a beginner, you will start to see things differently and the beauty of it all will make a peaceful, colorful impression on your heart and soul.
Friends!
And Sisters!


What a gift it is to bond and share with friends and loved ones.  It also a wonderful way to make new friends!
And then there is the wonderful art that you create:
A Page from my journal


Consider joining me on this fun, relaxing, joyous adventure!  For more information, please visit French Escapades.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Painting in Itay

I am with a fun group of artistic ladies: painting, wine tasting, exploring,  and learning about the rich history of Orvieto, Italy. Yesterday we had a fantastic tour of the very impressive Duomo. The labyrinth of caves underneath protects it from earthquakes and provided  shelter during war times. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I am Moving!

Yes, that is right.  After all these years (10 in fact).  I am moving my blog to my new Wordpress site. 
Please come visit me at my brand new website and blog:  http://newboldart.com/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Painting in France, May 2019

Join me on an artistic journey of creative expression! 

I am teaching a watercolor painting and art journaling workshop in Provence, France, May 10 – 17, 2019.  

Registration is now open.  If you book now you will receive an early-bird discount. Experience the magic of Provence:  cypresses and olive groves, scents of wild thyme and lavender, medieval villages perched on hilltops, and a countryside rich with bright, crimson-red poppies – all a feast for your senses.  

Painting in a field of red poppies

Quaint medieval villages
Young olive trees


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Watercolor Journaling, Part 4

  • Whitespace is a thing of beauty.  When I first started painting, I was told to cover every square inch of the paper with paint.  Now I realize that was not the best advice.  Not placing color on every square inch of your paper leaves some places for things to sparkle—just like the sunlight! Your white paper is your “white paint” so you always want to save some light!
  • Wherever the paper is wet you can bet things are going to spread.  Color will travel when the paper is wet, even slightly damp.  Use this to your advantage!  And learn when to stop.  There comes a time when the paper has started to be drier than your brush.  This is when it is time to set your brush down and go make yourself some tea :)


  • Even when a paper appears dry, it may be damp enough for colors to not stay put which can cause color to feather out. Paper that feels “cool” to the top of your index finger still has moisture in it, so if you want that color to stay exactly in its place, let the paper dry until it feels the same temp as areas that have not been wetted at all before applying color.