fbpx

Browsed by
Category: Art Class

Local Watercolor Classes – Bend, Oregon

Local Watercolor Classes – Bend, Oregon

Local Summer Watercolor Classes

Location:  My private Bend, Oregon art studio.
Each class will focus on different watercolor skills.  $30 per class.  Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Session One
June 5, 12, 19, 2018
Session Two
July 10, 17, 24, 2018
Please email me if you would like to sign up for classes!

Jacqueline Newbold, art, watercolor, watercolor classes in Bend, Oregon
Local watercolor classes
10 Tips in 10 Days – Watercolor, Sodalite

10 Tips in 10 Days – Watercolor, Sodalite

Here is another great color that I have added to my palette:  Sodalite by Daniel Smith

Sodalite, with a distinctive deep blue color is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli and very rare. DANIEL SMITH Sodalite is the finest quality and deepest blue that comes from Greenland and the flanks of Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius. In watercolor, the inky color of this semi precious stone granulates as it dries, layering a blue-black textural surface on a smooth blue-gray undertone. 

Here is an example of how I add it to greens to get a rich, dark shadow:

10 Tips in 10 Days – Watercolor Blocks

10 Tips in 10 Days – Watercolor Blocks

watercolor block is a stack of watercolor paper that is attached together. The sheets of fine art paper are trimmed to some uniform size and then stacked upon each other. That stack of art paper is then attached to a backing board with a padding glue. This glue is applied to all four sides of the paper.
My students are often perplex as to how to get the pages apart.  First of all, wait until you are done with your painting.  The joy of using a block is that it keeps the paper from getting buckled while you paint.  When you are done with your painting, simply put a palette knife in the small slot that is not glued to the rest of the papers.  Gently slide your knife around the edges to release your master piece! Hint:  if you do not own a palette knife, a butter knife works too!


Let’s Go – France and Beyond!

Let’s Go – France and Beyond!

Join me on a fun, imaginary watercolor trips to France and a Tropical Paradise.  I am gearing up for the 2017 Portland Art & Soul Mixed Media Art Retreat!  Here is a short video with lots of examples of what I will be teaching:

Art & Soul – Portland 

Playing with my Muse and Color

Playing with my Muse and Color

Introducing Pixie Star!  She showed up to help me along in my creative endeavors….

Ooh!
 Pixie Star loves being surrounded by color!

Pixee Star and I have been playing around with my color palette.  Those of you who know me, know that I am obsessed with color and watercolor is my favorite medium.  In preparing for my All About Color class that I am teaching in my Bend, Oregon Studio, I took a closer look at the yellows on my palette.  My goal was to have the warmest yellow and the coolest yellow available.  I am happy to announce that I found a cooler yellow than I already had!  It is the Daniel Smith Lemon Yellow.  It is bright, fresh, and semi-transparent.  Next I will try using it in triad and tetrad mixes.  If I come up with something great, I will let you know!
Here are some photos from my Color Class.  There is some serious color study going on!

Fun Art Journal Page, Part 2

Fun Art Journal Page, Part 2

For one of the first time’s in my life, I am snow bound!  The high for the day is 11 degrees and snow is falling constantly.  What a great day to do some art but first I made chicken soup from scratch and a new found yummy cardamon cookie recipe.  Now I had time to enjoy finishing my Fun Art Journal Page.

Out my back door….
Finishing my art page:  After all the colors have dried and edges are finished, (see part 1)  I added the words “The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step”.  This is a quote from Lao Tzu.  I love this quote because it means that great things start from humble beginnings.

I wish that I could say I can do calligraphy because I think it is so beautiful.  The one time I tried it though, I realized quickly that I don’t have the patience to learn it.  In one of my art classes several years ago, one of my art students (Cindy was that you?) turned me on to Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens!  I will bring them to the class I am teaching at the Art & Soul Retreat in Portland, Art for the Soul.  
They come in 4 different nib sizes and lots of great colors of ink!  

 I used the Parallel Pen to write the quote on my journal page.  I hope you have fun trying this out!

All About Color Classes in Bend, Oregon

All About Color Classes in Bend, Oregon

Local Watercolor Classes 2017

ALL ABOUT COLOR

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Using watercolor as the medium, you will learn the secrets of mixing colors to create vibrant watercolors and control those dull lifeless areas in your paintings. With a deeper understanding of the relationships between colors you will be painting with confidence!
Cost:  $90 for the three classes 
Leave me a comment if you are interested in joining or have questions about this color workshop.  There are just a few spots left!


Watercolor Classes in Bend, Oregon

Watercolor Classes in Bend, Oregon

Beginning Watercolor Workshop

Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15
541-388-3108

ClassesThis workshop is especially for beginner watercolor artists. Have fun and relax while you play with color and learn basic watercolor techniques for successful paintings. All supplies provided. $35.

Watercolor & Mixed Media

Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10
541-388-3108

ClassesCombining beautiful watercolor painting techniques and mixed media, you will learn how to make colorful, intriguing journal pages a perfect backdrop for adding paintings and words that inspire you. $30.
Finding Inspiration to Paint, Part 4

Finding Inspiration to Paint, Part 4

Here is another idea to get you going…. watch a YouTube video.  There are lots of free ones by lots of artists.  I have to tell you though, some of them are really boring and the end result is not what I aspire to.  So what I do is to fast forward to see the final painting and then invest the time to watch the video if I think the painting is good.  Here are a couple of YouTube videos that are demos of how to paint…

Fast video of how I paint a field of flowers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttywat9RQDs

How to paint palm trees

Here is one where I show what supplies are needed to get started with watercolor painting.
If you find a video you like, look to the right side of the YouTube page and you will see recommendations of other similar videos to watch.  Warning!  Watch a couple then go paint!  I know that I could spend all day watching other people paint but this is to inspire you to paint!

September Painting Workshop in Beautiful Maine!

September Painting Workshop in Beautiful Maine!

Lobster Buoys in a Tree

I am excited to return to Maine this September with the focus on just painting the beautiful scenery. Join me!  I am teaching a class called Watercolor Journaling.  Using watercolors and mixed-media, we will create beautiful journal pages!  Students will explore ways to make their travel journal interesting and reflective of their Maine experience.  The workshop is held near the quaint coastal village if Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island.  If you are interested or want more information, please feel free to email me.  I also can give you some ideas of where to stay.

From my Maine Watercolor Journal