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Watercolor Workshop Provence, France

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.  French Escapade will take very good care of us!

Look at these colorful photos below of Provence, France.  Each one could be a beautiful, painted scene in our watercolor journals!

I have some very fun ideas and lesson plans for us to paint in our watercolor art journals.

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!

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!”

What is new for 2019?  Here is a wonderful trip planned to Provence, France.  Do you want to join me?

Watercolor art painting workshops with Jacqueline Newbold

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!

Join me for this wonderful watercolor, art workshop in France.  We will be on an artistic journey of creative expression! Our home base will be a charming medieval village in Provence, as we have fun creating beautiful art in our watercolor journals.

You will learn to incorporate watercolor and mixed-media techniques as we spend a magical time together exploring the area, rich with sights, sounds, and colors – all wonderful inspiration for developing your artistic eye.  Our host will be frenchescapade.com.  They will provide many delicious meals cooked by a French chef and transportation to painting sites.  We will stay in a charming hotel with a little river meandering through the garden, an outside swimming pool, a hot tub, and a riverside terrace bar all surrounded by impressive mountains.  This workshop is available for all levels – beginners and experienced artists are all invited to come along on this delightful trip!

More from My Italian Watercolor and Art Journal

More from My Italian Watercolor and Art Journal

Painting in my Italian watercolor and art journal

Sometimes it is not so easy to sit, relax, and paint while on vacation.  That is why if you like to paint on location, it is best to go with like-minded artists.  I did most of the painting in my Italian watercolor and art journal while teaching in Italy.  We had so much fun exploring the quaint, historic, and charming villages of Umbria and Tuscany.  I did manage to paint a few more pages in my journal after the class as well.  But it was easier to do while in the workshop.  I wanted to share with you more of the pages from the art class.

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!

“Art journaling to me is not so much about making art but recording my life in a colorful way.  My journals are a place where I can experiment with different art mediums, sort things out, write about my life, my sorrows, my adventures, and travels.  I play with color, sketch, doodle, take notes, make lists, add inspiring quotes and write about my day.  The process is fun, and I love when the result surprises me.”

Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France with Jacqueline Newbold

Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France with Jacqueline Newbold

Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France with Jacqueline Newbold

Are you interested in a Painting Workshop in Provence, France?

I had so much fun putting together this short video showing scenes from our past watercolor workshops in Provence, France.  Please check it out and let me know what you think!  Watercolor Workshop in Provence France with Jacqueline Newbold

Barb Shares her Journal
Barb Shares her Journal
Happy Painters in Provence
Happy Painters in Provence
Watercolor Journal Page
Watercolor Journal Page

Artist Jacqueline Newbold enjoys painting life in color!

Painting in Provence
Painting in Provence

Her colorful watercolor paintings capture a moment in time.  She paints sunlight on red poppies, the glow of a Tuscan village perched on a mountaintop, and 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 Bend, Oregon private studio.  She also teaches at the Art Unraveled Art Retreats in Phoenix and Art & Soul Retreats in Portland, Oregon, France, and Italy.

Join me for this wonderful watercolor, art, and painting workshop in France. We will be on an artistic journey of creative expression! Our home base will be a charming medieval village in Provence.  We will have fun painting and creating art in our watercolor journals.

Watercolor and Mixed-Media

You will learn to incorporate watercolor and mixed-media techniques as we spend a magical time together exploring the area, rich with sights, sounds, and colors – all wonderful inspiration for developing your artistic eye. Our host will be frenchescapade.com. They will provide many delicious meals cooked by a French chef and transportation to painting sites. We will stay in a charming hotel with a little river meandering through the garden, an outside swimming pool, a hot tub, and a riverside terrace bar all surrounded by impressive mountains. This workshop is available for all levels – beginners and experienced artists are all invited to come along on this delightful trip!

Painting in our Watercolor Art Journals

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!

 

 

 

 

Art journaling to me is not so much about making art but recording my life in a colorful way.  My journals are a place where I can experiment with different art mediums, sort things out, write about my life, my sorrows, my adventures and travels.  I play with color, sketch, doodle, take notes, make lists, add inspiring quotes and write about my day.  The process is fun, and I love when the result surprises me.  I have written articles for Cloth Paper Scissor and the Art Journaling magazines about using watercolor and mixed-media together.

Painting in Italy

Painting in Italy

It’s been a lovely time painting and relaxing in Umbria and Tuscany Italy.  I brought my watercolor journal and a few painting supplies. Relaxing with a glass of wine on a sunny, warm Terrace, I was able to paint this beautiful scene at our little villa just outside the walled city of Cortona, Italy.  My journals have become my diaries. I call them visual diaries.  Painting is my specialty and not really writing.  I would rather paint, draw, and experiment with mixed media.  Therefore, art journals are not so much about making art but recording my life in a colorful way.

Watercolor Painting Trip to Italy

Watercolor Painting Trip to Italy

Painting in Italy

I am with a very enthusiastic and fun group of artistic ladies: painting, wine tasting, exploring, laughing, 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.  They provided shelter during war times.

Jacqueline Newbold’s Next Watercolor Painting Trip

Join me on my next wonderful watercolor, art, and painting workshop in France. We will be on an artistic journey of creative expression! Our home base will be a charming medieval village in Provence, as we have fun painting and creating art in our watercolor journals.

You will learn to incorporate watercolor and mixed-media techniques.  We will spend a magical time together exploring the area, rich with sights, sounds, and colors – all wonderful inspiration for developing your artistic eye. Our host will be frenchescapade.com. They will provide many delicious meals cooked by a French chef and transportation to painting sites. We will stay in a charming hotel with a little river meandering through the garden.  It also has an outside swimming pool, a hot tub, and a riverside terrace bar all surrounded by impressive mountains. This workshop is available for all levels – beginners and experienced artists are all invited to come along on this delightful trip!

Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips

Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips

Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips

Once in a while, I like to share travel tips for the traveling artist. I call these Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips. I always take a watercolor journal with me when I travel.  I am always looking for some smart, fun travel ideas for my supplies.

This Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips is the Nomad Box Pen Case.  Here is a great zippered bag to hold a lot of art supplies such as pens, pencils, tubes of paint, erasers, small ruler or small scissors.  You can get them at one of my favorite online stores, JetPens for pens and such.  It is a Nomad Box Pen Case.

This stylish, large-capacity pen case opens wide.  It stays open so that you can easily pick out the pens you need.

Features:

  • Wide-opening main compartment that stays open on its own and holds approximately 30 pens.
  • Three pockets inside the main compartment for organizing small items like erasers, lead, and sticky notes.  There is one large mesh pocket and two small fabric pockets.
  • One large outside pocket for frequently-accessed items.
  • A loop on one end for fastening the case to a clip, hanging it from a hook, or for using as a handle.

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.  Stay tuned for more Watercolor Journeys Travel Tips!

 

Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna.

Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna.

Check out the latest Cloth Paper Scissors latest blog post about an article I wrote for them.  Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna.

Have you taken your art outdoors lately? Whether in a man-made or natural setting, halfway around the globe or in your own backyard, creating en plein air can result in wonderful artwork inspired by the world around you. Artist Jacqueline Newbold is often inspired by nature for her mixed-media watercolor creations. In this article from our July/August 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Jacqueline shares her easy, stress-free technique for drawing and painting colorful flora and fauna.

Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna
Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna

 

 

Summer sunshine and blue skies bring out tiny creatures—ladybugs, dragonflies, frogs, and more. Flowers, birds, and animals are out in full force, too. Take a closer look at the wonderful world of flora and fauna surrounding you, and you may be surprised at their color-filled lives.

My interest in flora and fauna started in college when I was majoring in botanty

Along with my plant studies, I took an entomology course (the study of insects) to help me get over my fear of little creepy, crawling bugs. What I discovered, with the help of a magnifying glass, was a fascinating world of insects cloaked in the most amazing array of colorful combinations. I saw bold stripes of black and gold, coats of gorgeous metallic turquoise and copper, and delightful polka dots.  These tiny creature had shimmering translucent fairy-like wings.  These were just a few of the wonderful hues and patterns I found. Discovering this amazing tiny world of color did get me over my fear of insects.  It continues to give me inspiration and great subject matter for my watercolor journals.

When I first began adding flora and fauna to my journals, the drawing process intimidated me.  I wanted to accurately depict these things.

Over time I came up with an easy, stress-free technique

I convert flora and fauna into a series of connected ovals, circles, ellipses, and rectangular shapes, and then fine-tune the shapes as needed. It is much more manageable to think of them in this way. Now I enjoy drawing, painting, and adding my field observations of these delightful creatures to my journals.

For more see the whole article and step out paintings at the Cloth Paper Scissors Blog.

Paint the Colorful World of Flora and Fauna

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

The Creative Process, A Peak inside my Empty Watercolor Journal

Do you enjoy the anticipation of an upcoming vacation or trip?  Do you practice packing your suitcase with your favorite clothes?  To me the journey begins way before walking out the door, suitcase in hand.  I love preparing my art supplies for my travels.  Planning for my upcoming trip, Painting the Italian light, Orvieto, Italy.  My smaller journal is a Strathmore 400 Field Watercolor Sketchbook.  For years I have had a love/hate relationship with the Strathmore field book.  Every other piece of (crappy) watercolor page alternates with a piece of drawing paper.  This drawing paper is where my mixed-media imagination soars and I have probably filled at least 20 of these journals with art from my travels.

Pages in my journal prepared for the trip
First page in my new journal with inspiring quote.

in order to compensate for the not so great watercolor paper I tear my Strathmore Sketchbook apart.  I kept the metal coil and the black hard covers.  I  filled it with Arches 140 paper alternating with Strathmore 400 series drawing paper.  I prepared the drawing papers with colorful backgrounds and finished the first page with an inspiring quote for my upcoming trip: “To Paint…. to travel…. the combine the two is to celebrate life”  (Jack Brouwer).