These small, quick sketches of European village scenes are fun and easy to do. I try to make them simple. They are a great way to try out different colors and values. And of course, I can always use drawing practice. Perspective is important in these little sketches so think about the angles of the doors and windows. Make the doors and the windows in the foreground bigger than in the background.
Start with a simple pencil drawing. Add a colorful watercolor wash over the buildings. When this is dry, start adding layers of color to get a variety of values.
I will often add pen and ink to my village sketches.
Liven up your landscape paintings with simple, interesting objects. In this painting, The Road Less Traveled, I added some fence posts and flowers along a country road. They all point to the snow-covered Mount Bachelor located in the Cascade mountain range.
When adding fence posts, I made sure to have a light side and a dark side to each one. The flowers were added at the end of the painting and are loose and representational. Following the rules of perspective, I painted the fence post larger in the foreground and smaller as they disappear into the distance.
The Road Less Traveled is one of the new paintings that is for sale at the Red Chair Gallery in Bend, Oregon.
Located in the Old Town Historic District in Bend, Oregon, on the corner of Oregon Avenue and Bond Street in the O’Kane Building. Red Chair gallery offers the finest in art and contemporary craft.
Often when I haven’t painted in a while, I resort to painting something very familiar and loved to get me back in the mood. Since I spent so much time trying to be outdoors this Covid summer, I took some time off from painting. I felt rusty so I thought I would start with a familiar little house in the landscape. It felt good to get my paints and brushes out again and paint, Just off the Beaten Path!
The summer issue of Art Journaling Magazine is still available at stores such as Barnes and Noble for just a few more weeks! Inside this issue, you will find my article, Color Choices, about how I make my color choices in my paintings and art journal pages.
I love to take my journals with me when I travel. Often it is hard to narrow down what supplies to take with me. On a recent get away to Montana, I took the bare necessities because there was not a lot of room in the car. One thing I forgot to take and really missed was some glue or Yes paste for all the maps and paper items that I like to collect and add to my journal pages. But I was able to prepare some of the backgrounds of my pages by using my color choices that I write about in my article Color Choices!
I am excited to be published in the Summer issue of Art Journaling Magazine. My article, Color Choices, covers how I use color in my watercolor art journals. There are lots of examples of my paintings as well as some color studies.
Art Journaling is for sale now at Barnes and Noble or you can order your copy from their website: https://stampington.com/Art-Journaling-Summer-2020/
Art Journaling Summer 2020
I always enjoy preparing for the workshops that I teach at Art & Soul, Portland, 2019! This year I am offering some brand new classes. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, I am teaching a watercolor workshop called The Painted Garden. We will be painting some gorgeous flowers! These are fun, loose, and colorful. I often turn some of these little gems into cards that are for sale at the Red Chair Gallery in Bend, Oregon.
I enjoy sharing my passion for painting and watercolor painting and mixed-media art journaling by teaching in her Art in My Heart private studio, the Art & Soul Retreats in Portland, Oregon, France, and Italy. My next overseas workshop is with French Escapade in Provence, France, May 2019. There are just a
My paintings and mixed-media art journals have been featured in magazines and books such as Somerset Studio’s Art Journaling, Interweave Press’s Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, as well as the Cloth, Paper Scissors Book and Splash 17, the Best of Watercolor.
ART AND SOUL, PORTLAND, OREGON 2019
Here is a list of the workshops that I am teaching at the Portland Art & Soul Retreat
Portland 2019 Art & Soul Retreat
The Painted Garden – Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A Naturalist’s Art Journal – Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A Colorful Palette – Thursday, March 14, 2019
Loosen Up Landscapes – Friday, March 15, 2019
Jacqueline is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and the High Desert Art League. She teaches watercolor workshops locally, nationally as well as leading painting workshops in France and Italy. She has several articles published in the mixed-media magazine, Cloth-Paper-Scissors about creating art while on your journey. Jacqueline has partnered with Daniel Smith Art Supplies to create a watercolor traveling kit. Her self-published book, Watercolor Journeys is a helpful guide for beginning to advanced watercolor enthusiasts and her workshop DVD with Interweave has just been released: Art Journals On-The-Go: How to pack, prep, paint, and more.