Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dutch Iris

 "Dutch Iris"
10" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper

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Paint with Jacqueline...

A few more openings remain for my workshops in South Bend, Indiana this fall.
Click here for more information and to sign up.
Here's a rundown of the dates:

September 18, 2015
"The Iris"


September 22, 2015
"The Rose"


October 1 & 2
"The Still Life"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Video on the Forum: Dutch Iris

"Dutch Iris"
5.5" x 10"
Watercolor on Paper

This is the latest video published on my
This video is a step-by-step tutorial in painting the beautiful Dutch Iris, as well as special instruction on using a sponge technique on the background.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Angel Wings

"Angel Wings"
31" x 22.5"
Watercolor on Paper

Working hard on more watercolors for upcoming shows.
This is another example of my love of Peonies.  The delicate ruffles on the white petals reminded me of angel wings...hope you like it...♥

Friday, August 7, 2015

Apple-y Deliciousness!

This is one of the coolest projects I've been involved in.

Chris Beatty is the owner of a micro distillery in Corvallis, Oregon called Spiritopia, who produce Premium Artisian Liqueurs.  In the beginning of the year he asked about usage of one of my paintings, "Pink Apple Blossoms" for the label of their new Apple Liqueur that they were developing.  So a couple of weeks ago I received a shipment of the finished product...Spiritopia Apple Liqueur.  It is so cool seeing the label in person.  And, the liqueur is quite lovely.  Just a sip of this luscious, warm brandy is full of apple-y deliciousness.  (Each bottle has a half bushel of apples from the Pacific Northwest.)  Yum!

Thank you, Chris for choosing my watercolor for this project.  It was great working with you.   And it was a lot of fun for me to see my watercolor used in a different form.  (And it was a delight to taste the finished Apple Liqueur!)

Within a couple weeks, you should be able to order Spiritopia Apple Liqueur from a California based internet store called Liquorama.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Ravishing Red Girls

"The Ravishing Red Girls"
27.5" x 20.5"
Watercolor on Paper

Well, this is a first.  This is the very first time I've done a still life this large and over-sized.  The strawberries are as big as Bella's head...:-).  My goal was to do something different, something dramatic.  So I thought, I do flowers larger then life size, why not strawberries? Per my usual modus operendie with the flowers, I do them smaller first and decide if this is something that would translate well to a larger then life size.   I thought the strawberries, with the great stems and leaves breaking up the black background were great design elements.  The crystal bowl was easier to do at that size, but still a puzzle, with all of the little reflective pieces.  At 27.5" x 20.5" it was quite the feat.  Hope you like it. Let me know what you think

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Paint with Jacqueline...

There are still a few more openings for my fall workshop schedule.  This is a chance to paint watercolors with me all day on one of my favorite subjects.  It is set to be a very informative and fun day.  I will demonstrate each step of the painting so you can see how it's done.

We will be painting the following subjects:

The Iris Watercolor:  One day workshop on September 18.
The Rose Watercolor:  One day workshop on September 22.
The Still Life Watercolor:  Two day workshop on October 1 & 2.

For more information on the workshops, click here.
You can sign up via the PayPal buttons on that page, or send me a check.

The workshops are starting to fill, so email me if you have any questions.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hollyhock Garden / New Watercolor & Video

 "Hollyhock Garden"
12" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper

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Click here for the instructional video

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yellow Day Lily Watercolor and Instructional Video

 "Yellow Day Lily"
7" x 5"
Watercolor on Paper

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Click here for the instructional video

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pink Peony

 "Pink Peony"
27" x 18"
Watercolor on Paper

My latest large watercolor in preparations for the Krasl Art Fair this weekend.  Hoping the weather is good.

I'll be in Booth 84.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pillsbury's Best, New Video

This is the latest video on my instructional watercolor forum,

"Pillsbury's Best"
9" x 11"
Watercolor on Paper

This is a subscription based forum at a low monthly cost.  You have unlimited access to all of the videos as long as you're a member.  With two new videos each month to enhance your watercolor technique.

Join us...♥

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sharing Photos

I thought I would share with you a photo of my award winning painting "Still Life with White Lilies" on display in Watercolor USA.  This won the "Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence".  It runs through August 23, if you're visiting Springfield, Missouri.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wonderful News

 I am honored to have won the
"Best of Show Award"
at last weekends Leeper Park Art Fair.
My sincerest thank you to the judges,
Jake Webster and Lea Goldman.
Gorgeous weather and lots of sales!
Plus my "Peony with White Buds" has gone to a wonderful home.
Feeling blessed...♥

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Leeper Park Art Fair

The Leeper Park Art Fair is this weekend in South Bend, Indiana!
Stop by and see me at booth #20 on Michigan Street.

June 20, Saturday, 10 - 6 EST
June 21, Sunday, 10 - 5 EST


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Morning Glory

 "Morning Glory"
10" x 5.5"
Watercolor on Paper

This is the latest watercolor video on the forum,


Thursday, June 4, 2015

White Peony with Buds

"White Peony with Buds"
40" x 25"
Watercolor on Paper
Okay, it's finally done.  My very large watercolor of the White Peony with Buds.  (I worked on Arches CP Roll and stretched it)   I love, love, love working large.  It's garners so much impact and people don't expect it in watercolor.  I choose this layout for the watercolor because I wanted one predominate flower, which will contrast nicely with all the little buds.  And, as you probably know I love a flower with a "glowing" center.  This one filled the bill.  I hope you like it.

Detail shots below.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pink Peony

"Pink Peony"
8" x 8"
Watercolor on Paper
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It's Peony Season!!  I hope everyone gets out with their cameras and captures some of these glorious flowers before they're gone.  A pink Peony for you today.  And I'm finishing a huge white Peony that I will post shortly.  It's taking a lot of time, because it's a Peony, and because of the size, 25" x 40".  Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

For the Love of Watercolor...

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My latest video for the members of my watercolor forum,

This video is all about working with wood and wood grain.  Making the wood grain look realistic in sunlight and in a shadow.  All the steps for making your paintings sharp and crisp.

Over 40 videos now available to improve your skills as a watercolor artist.  Each video comes complete with downloads for the drawing, reference photos and the finished watercolor.
For the Love of Watercolor

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Watercolor USA, Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence.

My painting "Still Life with White Lilies" has won the Watercolor USA, Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence. The award has earned me signature status. I am so, so blessed. Thank you to the Watercolor Honor Society and Patricia Watts, the judge for the show. The show runs from June 6 through August 23, 2015 at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri.
It's been a great year, and it's only May!!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Watercolor Workshops 2015

St. Patrick's County Park
Join me for a day of watercolor painting.
I have just put my schedule for workshops up on my blog.
Just click on the Workshops tab at the top of this page.

I have scheduled 3 workshops at St. Patrick's County Park, here in South Bend, Indiana:

Watercolor Workshop One, The Iris
Friday, September 18, 2015

Watercolor Workshop Two, The Rose
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Watercolor Workshop Three, The Still Life
Two Days
October 1 & 2, 2015

Click here for more details.