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

Click here for purchase information
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
Click here for purchase information.
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...

Image Map
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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TWSA 2015

A fellow artist, Carol Keene visited the Transparent Watercolor Society of America's 39th Annual Exhibition, and was so kind in sharing photos of my watercolor painting, "White Garden Queen" on display.  I am so honored and blessed to have a painting in this show, it looks beautiful.  For those of you that live close to Kenosha, Wisconsin, it is a beautiful museum and the show is up till August 2.  And for those of you that can't attend the show, Carol has given us a little tour.
Thank you Carol for sharing the photos!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Trailing Begonia Watercolor and New Video

"Trailing Begonia"
5" x 10"
Watercolor on Paper
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Trailing Begonia is the latest video on the forum, For the Love of Watercolor.
I have also added several new instructional videos to the library of dvds on my blog.

Friday, May 15, 2015

For the Love of Watercolor Forum....Sharing

Some of the great work by the artists on my
I'm very proud of all their hard work and beautiful paintings.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

TWSA Exhibition 2015

The 2015 Transparent Watercolor Society of America has opened and the exhibition is online on their web site if you'd like to take a look.  It's a beautiful show.  So many talented artists.  I was one of only six florals that were included in the 80 paintings in the exhibition.  Here is the link:  TWSA Exhibitions.  I am so honored to be a part of this exhibition...♥

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Still Life with Daffodils & Cobalt Glass

"Still Life with Daffodils
& Cobalt Glass"
10.5" x 17.5"
Watercolor on Paper
Trying to use some of the wealth of blossoms making an appearance in my garden now.  The Daffodils are always so pretty.  A wonderful beginning to the Springtime and a precursor for whats to come...

Detail photographs below.