My Story

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Look at Me – Smile – It’s Portrait Time

My Passion – Painting Portraits

The Questions?

  • Do you only like to paint flowers?
  • Do you still do paintings with real paint?
  • Do I need to model for a portrait?
  • Can you paint like Andy Warhol?
  • Can you put my portrait on tiles?

And the questions go on.

Watch the Video Now to See My First Portrait Painting and (…)

Then… contact me for ideas, sizes and prices.

  • Call me at…760.831.1190
  • Email me…jackie@jackiejacobson.com
  • Fill out the Question Form.
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    Gallery of Portraits

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    Thanks for being here today. I look forward to your visits, your notes, and comments. Keep them coming. See you in a few days.

    PS. Did you find this page from Twitter or a link from a friend?

    This tour chapter is the ninth in a 10 part series of the Jackie Jacobson Studios Tour, delivered free when you subscribe to the artist…Jackie Jacobson email newsletter and tours. Click here to learn about it and sign up — it’s free.

    Of course, if it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe with just a couple of clicks. And we’ll never rent or share your information with anyone.

    PPS. If you’re in the Palm Springs area, please call ahead and arrange a personal studio tour. In that tour, you’ll get to try your hand at digital painting and creating your own art print. So please call me at 760.831.1190 I’d love to spend some time with you in person.

    Do You Have a Photo of Santorini?

    Santorini Greece in the Cyclades, Aegean, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world.

    I Can Turn Your Photo into a Painting on Canvas.

    • Oh… it doesn’t have to be Santorini.
    • It can be anywhere in the world.
    • I’ll bring your memories to canvas.

    Does Your Photo Look Like This?

    Photo - Santorini

    Original Photo - Santorini

    The Commission – Using Their Photo

    The reference photo : Canon PowerShot SD450  metadate:  jpeg f/8.0 1/500  180 ppi

    This is HW’s photo and he wanted it printed on canvas. But…he wanted it to look less like a photo and more like a painting.

    The commission was to do just that.

    The process in 5 easy steps.

    1. Work digitally …Using photoshop
    2. Crop the photo to find an interesting composition
    3. Brighten, sharpen, intensify
    4. Airbrush paint out all small photographic details
    5. Airbrush paint in more interesting colors

    Time … 3 hours. Project complete and ready to print.

    The Completed Painting – Santorini

    Printed 24″ x 20″ on glossy canvas – gallery wrapped.

    Santorini - Painting - Jackie Jacobson

    Santorini - Painting from Photo ©Jacobson

    Here they are… before and after


    Santorini Photo - Before and After

    Santorini Photo - Before and After

    Commission Me to turn Your Photo into a Painting

    Contact me by email and let’s talk about it. Or… call 760.831.1190

    Join Me in the Studio

    Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

    What to do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

    Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair.

    I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

    Personal Studio Tour

    Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

    If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

    How to See Your Photos on Canvas

    Photos on Canvas

    Your Photo - Printed by Jacobson Studios - on Canvas

    The Questions?

    • Can you print my photos on Canvas?
    • I want the memories, but can you make them look like your art?
    • I want them really big, and I can’t find anyone to print them.
    • Can you put them on tiles for me?
    • Can you make them into a tile mural?

    And the questions go on.

    Watch the Video Now to See What I Can Do With Your Photos.

    • Then… contact me for ideas, sizes and prices.

    • Call me at…760.831.1190
    • Email me…jackie@jackiejacobson.com
    • Fill out the Question Form.


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    Thanks for being here today. I look forward to your visits, your notes, and comments. Keep them coming. See you in a few days.

    PS. Did you find this page from Twitter or a link from a friend?

    This tour chapter is the seventh in a 10 part series of the Jackie Jacobson Studios Tour, delivered free when you subscribe to the artist…Jackie Jacobson email newsletter and tours. Click here to learn about it and sign up — it’s free.

    Of course, if it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe with just a couple of clicks. And we’ll never rent or share your information with anyone.

    PPS. If you’re in the Palm Springs area, please call ahead and arrange a personal studio tour. In that tour, you’ll get to try your hand at digital painting and creating your own art print. So please call me at 760.831.1190 I’d love to spend some time with you in person.

    Are Plumeria on Your Favorite Flower List?

    Art Pint - Plumeria

    Plumeria I Square

    FIVE FACTS ABOUT PLUMERIA

    1. Plumeria is related to the Oleander
    2. It’s common name is Frangipani
    3. Both possess poisonous, milky sap (similar to Euphorbia among them the Poinsettia)
    4. Flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar , and simply dupe their pollinators as they move from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.

    AND THE BIG NUMBER 5 It’s the flower most requested by people at my street fair booth.

    Every week, without fail, I get asked, “Do you have a painting of Plumeria?“ And weekly for about 5 years, my answer was simply…No, but I will soon. Then last fall a couple bought 3 pieces of my artwork, which were all tropical in nature.

    Of course she asked the famous question. And I promptly answered…no, but I will soon.

    OK I finally did it. The painting…Plumeria I White. (I knew there were more in sight)

    DO YOU HAVE A PAIR OF PLUMERIA?

    That became the next most often asked question. It didn’t take very long and then there was Plumeria III Pink.

     

    Art Print - Plumeria

    Plumeria III Square

    Now there are a pair of Plumeria paintings and that’s just how people are buying them.

    OK so you want to know … where is Plumeria II painting? That is another story, for another time.

    Where Can I Buy Your Plumeria Prints?

    How to make a Plumeria LEI

    If you love Plumerias, then here’s what you need in order to make a Plumeria LEI

    • Jar of Vaseline
    • 6″ or 12″ Lei needle or…
    • ( 3″ or 4″ Upholstery needle, buy smallest Diameter.)
    • 4 to 8 Pound Fishing Line or strong thread.
    • 50 to 60 Plumeria Flowers
    • One 1 Gallon Ziplock bag
    • Measuring Tape

    Now go to Plumeria 101 and learn to make a Lei Step by Step

     

     

    Studio Tour – Art Prints

    Art Print - Hydrangea

    Framed & Matted Art Print - Hydrangea

    Affordable Giclee Prints vs Original Paintings

    The original paintings are:

    • Large Scale 48″x60″ minimum
    • Oil Paintings
    • Expensive – $5000 +

    The giclee prints are:

    • Small editions (99 maximum)
    • Smaller scale
    • Printed on paper or canvas
    • AFFORDABLE.

    Art that is affordable, means there is more art out there to be enjoyed.  That’s been my goal and my success. Affordable Fine Art .

    VIDEO TOUR – 2 VIDEOS TODAY –
    I couldn’t merge them SO WATCH BOTH.



    Prints on Paper

    The prints on Paper Catalog shows all of the images available..

    Larger prints on paper are available

    Contact me for sizing and subscriber pricing

    • email :  Jackie@jackiejacobson.com
    • phone : 760.831.1190

    Giclee Prints on Canvas

    The prints on Canvas Catalogs shows all of the images available..

    • Canvas prints are limited editions of 99
    • Hand signed, titled and numbered on back.
    • Hand signed on front (signature is vertical lower right side)
    • Printed on Semi-Gloss Water-Resistant Canvas.
    • Catalog of Canvas Prints ( 8 Directories)
    • Don’t miss the Groupings Directory – Ideas are here.

    Contact me for sizing and subscriber pricing

    • email :  Jackie@jackiejacobson.com
    • phone : 760.831.1190

    Thanks for being here today. I look forward to your visits, your notes, and comments. Keep them coming. See you in a few days.

    Jackie-Jacobson- artist

    PS. Did you find this page from Twitter or a link from a friend?

    This tour chapter is the seventh in a 10 part series of the Jackie Jacobson Studios Tour, delivered free when you subscribe to the artist…Jackie Jacobson email newsletter and tours. Click here to learn about it and sign up — it’s free.

    Of course, if it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe with just a couple of clicks. And we’ll never rent or share your information with anyone.

    PPS. If you’re in the Palm Springs area, please call ahead and arrange a personal studio tour. In that tour, you’ll get to try your hand at digital painting and creating your own art print. So please call me at 760.831.1190 I’d love to spend some time with you in person.

    Were You Born With Talent?

    Fuscia Black

    Fuchsia Black ©2009 Jacobson


    The Questions I’m most frequently asked…

    “Were you born with talent?”

    And then they say “I can’t draw a straight line. My sister has the all talent, but I don’t have any.”

    My Answers… short and simple.

    No! I wasn’t born with the skill of drawing a straight line. Or with any of the skills I have today.”

    So how did I get here if I wasn’t born with it (talent).

    What is talent? Plain and simple, I call it the Big P: Perspiration.

    What I did have was desire and passion. I loved color, crayons, watercolor tins, coloring books, and paint-by-numbers. Love leads you down your path if you’re awake and follow those clues. I went to art school for three years and learned the skills of drawing and painting, and everything you’d want to know about art materials.

    Then I just plain worked hard!

    Keywords to anything we want to get good at:

    • Discipline
    • Devotion
    • Routine
    • Structure
    • Habit

    Make it regular

    • whether it’s the same time every day
    • the same number of hours each week,
    • on the same days of the week.
    • Not a morning person? Then don’t say you’re going to get up early and go to the studio. Schedule your studio time when you are most creative and productive.  Quote from “ArtBizBlog by Alyson Stanfield”

    Read Talent is Overrated What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin. Colvin shows how two people with equal parts talent take very different paths when one of them commits to a deliberate practice. There it is.  Devote your time to your passion.

    By the way…I use a ruler to draw a straight line!

    Join Me in the Studio

    Meet the Artist …Jackie Jacobson

    Let’s talk about the artist’s tool and techniques that can be learned. And then let’s just talk about art.

    Oil Painting with No Mess

    Demo –  Painting with Corel Painter 11

    Oil Painting - Amarylis Flower

    Amarylis - Oil Painting - ©Jacobson

    I love Oil Painting. I always say, “I love the smell of turpentine,” and I really do. But I also love that I have no mess, no cleanup, no allergy problems, no rags, no paper towels, etc. I paint digitally using Corel Painter 11. It’s now a “green thing” to keep it clean and healthy for the environment.

    My environmentally friendly option is when I paint digitally, I’m oil painting without using paper towels. That’s one contribution to our environment.

    Join me in this step by step photo journey through my oil painting process by viewing Pictures 1 thru 8. Enjoy!

    Oil Painting – Step by Step

    The titles show the progress of the piece, starting with:

    • 01_The original image for reference
    • 02_the sergeant brush, and a drawing type block in on a sepia/orange tones
    • 03 & 04_The round bristle brush and continued block in
    • 05_The oil detail brush and redefined drawing of shapes
    • 06_The thick wet oil brush adding colors, details and thicker paint
    • 07_The just add water brush to blend out the areas
    • 08_The final step, duplicating the layer and changing the mode to hard light, for more color depth

    CLICK EACH PICTURE TO ENLARGE

      That’s it for today’s demo. I’m looking forward to hearing your comments. And last, here’s a list for you to help with making this planet green and environmentally friendly.

      10 things you should never buy again

      1. Styrofoam cups – They’re  not biodegradable.
      2. Paper towels – wastes forest resources, landfill space, and your money.
      3. Bleached coffee filters – Dioxins, chemicals formed during the chlorine bleaching process, contaminate groundwater and air and are linked to cancer in humans and animals.
      4. Teak and mahogany – Every year, 27 million acres of tropical rainforest (an area the size of Ohio) are destroyed. Rainforests cover 6% of Earth’s surface and are home to over half of the world’s wild plant, animal, and insect species. The Amazon rainforest produces 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.
      5. Chemical pesticides and herbicides – American households use 80 million pounds of pesticides each year. The EPA found at least one pesticide in almost every water and fish sample from streams and in more than one-half of shallow wells sampled in agricultural and urban areas. These chemicals pose threats to animals and people, especially children.
      6. Conventional household cleaners – Household products can contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents and petroleum-based chemicals that can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your indoor environment, positing a particular danger for children. The average American household has three to ten of hazardous matter in the home.
      7. Toys made with PVC plastic – 70% of PVC is used in construction, but it is also found in everyday plastics, including some children’s toys. Vinyl chloride, the chemical used to make PVC, is a known human carcinogen. Also, additives, such as lead and cadmium, are sometimes added to PVC to keep it from breaking down; these additives can be particularly dangerous in children’s toys. PVC is also the least recycled plastic.
      8. Plastic forks and spoons – Disposable plastic utensils are not biodegradeable and not recyclable in most areas.

      If you must paint with real oil paints, here’s how to do it safely and environmentally friendly. Use M.Graham Oil Paints – a non toxic approach to oil painting.

      Join Me in the Studio

      Canvas Art Prints

      Step 1 – Audio Intro by Jackie – Listen Now

      Click Arrow to listen*…Canvas Art Tour – Embellished Giclee Print

      *takes a couple of seconds to load after you hit the arrow.

      Step 2 – Video Demo “Texture a Giclee Print”  Watch Now

      TO WATCH IN HD…View in full screen and click arrow next to CC and select 720HD


      Canvas Art  – Giclee Prints

      Printed on a professional High Quality Wide Format Inkjet Printer.

      Giclee prints offer the alternative to owning original artwork. The prints are priced to be affordable and are produced in limited editions. Giclee Art Prints on Canvas make it possible for home and office decor to display quality fine art from local and regional artists.

      I hope I’m that artist in your life. Would you be interested in owning an original mixed media canvas painted in this process? OK, I hear your question. “How much more will it cost to have a hand embellished canvas?”  Answer … from $75 to $150 depending on the size.

      I’m actually wondering if I should embellish all of the canvas prints. I’d love to hear what you think of the video and of the embellishing process. Drop me a note in the comment section.

      Thanks for being here today. I look forward to your visits, your notes, and comments. Keep them coming. See you in a few days.


      P.S. Did you find this page from Twitter or a link from a friend?

      This tour chapter is the third in a 10 part series of the Jackie Jacobson Studios Tour, delivered free when you subscribe to the artist…Jackie Jacobson email newsletter and tours. Click here to learn about it and sign up — it’s free.
      Of course, if it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe with just a couple of clicks. And we’ll never rent or share your information with anyone.

      PPS. If you’re in the Palm Springs area, please call ahead and arrange a personal studio tour. In that tour, you’ll get to try your hand at digital painting and creating your own art print. So please call me at 760.831.1190  I’d love to spend some time with you in person.



      Watch Me Paint – Video Demo

      Today it’s a Double Feature

      START HERE…Watch  Video 1 – Meet the Artist (that’s me) 😎

      NEXT…Watch Video 2 – Digital Painting Demo


      People Ask … Do You Teach?

      I did – I love teaching. So today this is my way of teaching. I really want to inform, educate and inspire through these demos and with this website and newsletters. I hope, really hope, that you enjoy this and learn a little something along your way.

      Your Drawing Lesson For Today

      • Anyone can learn to draw
      • Drawing is a craft (like sewing)
      • To draw … it takes learning to See
      • It takes hours of practice
      • VOILA … you too can draw!

      Your Digital Painting Lesson

      Anything that can be painted in a WET studio can be painted on the computer today. The tools are all available.

      There’s no mess, no cleanup, no ruined pieces.

      Just save as you paint, and go back to a version that worked. We all have a tendency to paint to much and too long. But if you keep saving your work in increments, you can always go back to the version before you ruined it.

      Take Away

      Drawing and Painting are fun.

      Drawing and painting in a new way is even more fun. Don’t be closed to new technology.

      This artist ignored her limitations and her physical age. I just went for it. You can do it too. I’ll be happy to help along your journey. Just ask.

      REMINDER — Your gift for joining.

      Plumeria

      A Pair of 5×7 Prints

      Ready to Frame

      DON’T FORGET …Click here: Email your name and shipping address

      and they’ll be in your mailbox within 2 weeks.

      P.S.

      Did you miss the first Tour? You can catch it here:

      Welcome to the Art Studio Tour

      You may want to check your email set-up and be sure you’ve got me added as a “safe sender.” The email address to add is jackie@jackiejacobson.com


      P.P.S.

      Did you find this page via Twitter or a link from a friend?

      This tour chapter is the second in a 10 part series of the Jackie Jacobson Studios Tour, delivered free when you subscribe to the artist…Jackie Jacobson email newsletter and tours. Click here to subscribe — it’s free.

      Of course, if it’s not for you, you can unsubscribe with just a couple of clicks. And we’ll never rent or share your information with anyone.

      Jacobson Studio Tours Begin Here

      Start…Watch The Video

      My Studios – My Dreams of Fame

      I started my art career in Chicago, shared a 6,000 square foot loft with 3 other artists, and just knew that one day my art would hang in the Whitney Museum.

      You see, I didn’t have grand ideas, like having my work in the Metropolitan. Just the Whitney would do. And so I needed an impressive, grand scaled studio.

      I left Chicago and as we journeyed across the country my studios got a little smaller with each city.

      Probably the smallest studio of all was when we lived in the motor home. It was in a storage cabinet under the living space. (I really didn’t produce any art in that studio)

      Today I spend most of my creative time in this 11′ x 13′ room.

      It is the smallest studio space that I have ever used. And it’s the most crowded.

      What have I learned from all these studios?

      It isn’t about the size of the studio space; it isn’t even about the tools or the equipment or the supplies.

      It’s about the discipline to show up and to work. All the rest is fluff. I have been the most productive in this period of my career. Much more than I was in any of the previous 40+ years!

      And about that fame thing.

      The truth is… my art touches the lives of more people than I could ever have dreamed possible.

      From right here, in the Palm Springs area.  Thousands of people see my artwork at the Street Fair, talk with me, and even collect my paintings. That kind of encouragement definitely makes an artist productive.

      My final thought about the studio space.

      Maybe I’m productive because the size of the room is like a womb?

      Ponder that one. I will!

      Thanks so much for taking today’s tour. More wonderful stuff is coming. See you later.

      And HUGS to you.

      P.S. — Your gift for joining.

      Plumeria

      A Pair of 5×7 Prints

      Ready to Frame

      Click here: Email your name and shipping address

      and they’ll be in your mailbox within 2 weeks.

      Again…Thanks so much for joining.

      P.S. Just A Few More Things …

      #1: Many people subscribe to this newsletter because
      a friend introduced them to it. If you know someone
      who is looking to enjoy visiting an artist’s studio, please forward
      this newsletter to them.

      They can follow this Link to the subscribe page and learn what they’ll receive: https://jackiejacobson.com/welcome-2/want-to-join-the-free-art-studio-tours/

      #2 If you’d like to follow me on Facebook, you can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/JackieJacobsonArt

      #3: There’s an old saying, “Givers Get.” I encourage you
      to look inside yourself each day and search for something
      you know, or something you can do to help someone else,
      each and every day. What goes around comes around.

      Paint a Portrait You Can Be Proud Of

      Portrait - Painting from Photos

      Closeup of Portrait - ©2009 Jacobson

      Painting from Photos

      Today you are painting a portrait from photos.

      The project is to use the photos supplied and create an exciting portrait from photos. You’ll be using today’s electronic and digital tools. The Wacom® Cintique touch/pressure sensitive monitor. Paint with digital paints using Corel Painter 11

      You are doing a portrait painting in the ultimate digital art studio.

      Start each portrait in a similar way, but you’ll never use the same process twice.

      Portrait painting or any painting from photos is always an event, a challenge and an exploration. It is very different than having the person or subject right there with you. The challenge is for you to feel like the person(s) is right there!

      When you begin to talk to the photos, you know they are there.


      Step 1 – Composition & Color Correction

       

      Painting from Photos

      Original Photo

      The original photo was taken from a very high perspective. Here comes the challenge.

      Using Adobe Photoshop…

      Create a better composition.

      You can chose to crop in much closer in order to capture the personality of the two adorable sisters.

      Spend your time exploring different compositions.

      Do color correcting and use colors that will inspire you to paint.

      As the artist you must be inspired. You’ll get there if you keep exploring.


      Step 2 – The Cropped Image

      Painting from Photos - original photo
      Cropped Image


      How do you decide where to crop?

      You love their little feet in the photo, but that just won’t work.Why won’t it work? …Because it’s their hair and eyes that should be the focus.

      Sometimes you have to give up what you love, to be able to create a focus. After all…this is a portrait painting.

      At this stage you have a color corrected and cropped image.

      Save the composition.

      You are now ready to paint using Corel Painter11.

      Step 3 – The Block-in

      Portrait Painting - Beginning
      The block-in


      The composition is cropped one more time. It is now Square.

      You’re at the block-in stage.

      Using Corel Paintier 11 play around with oil paint, acrylic paint and pastels.

      Begin painting background colors that inspire you.

      Now that you’ve changed that white canvas to a color-filled piece, roughly block-in the two little figures.

      4 – Details

      The block-in
      The block-in


      From the block in stage, you work a little at a time, and refine shapes.

      No details yet, just keep refining shapes and values of tone (light, dark, midtone)

      • Keep painting
      • Move around the canvas
      • Refine the edges
      • When every shape (eyes are a shape, mouth is a shape, nose is a shape) is there (painted in)…
      • refine the details.

      Just as you did with the shapes, keep moving around. You are painting details, all around the canvas.


      Step 5- Portrait Painting from Photos – Completed

      About 14 hours after the block-in stage, the final decision… It’s completed … it’s done!

      And now you have, the perfect portrait painting.

      Live with your painting for a few days, then look again. Refine any small details that  appear.

      When you know you are proud of it, you are ready to print.

      The painting is printed on a 20″ x 20″ canvas.

      If you don’t want to paint your own portrait, check-out having one painted for you.


      Portrait Painting

      J&J Portrait 20"x20" ©2008 Jackie Jacobson

      Closeup
      Closeup

      How to Paint an Oil Painting and Not Get Dirty

       

      White Rose with Bud ©2009 Jacobson.
      White Rose with Bud ©2009 Jacobson.

      9 Steps to Your Finished Painting – The Rose

      Today you are in the ultimate digital art studio of artist Jackie Jacobson.

      You are watching a demonstration by Jackie Jacobson on how to paint an oil painting using Corel® Painter 11, and a Wacom Cintique Monitor.

      Corel® Painter 11 digital painting software is the most advanced painting and natural media tool available today.

      I use no formula when painting, and I honestly think that I never use the same process twice. Painting is an event, a challenge and an exploration.

      Learn how to paint digitally. You can paint and not get dirty. Join me in the adventure.


      Step 1 – The Reference and Inspiration

      The rose photograph is the inspiration piece for an oil painting in a square format.This rose will be the reference piece for our “how to paint” tutorial.

      Inspiration Reference Photo
      Inspiration Reference Photo

      Step 2 – The Under-painting

      Using Corel ® Painter 11 digital brushes and digital oil paints on a Wacom Cintique Monitor, the canvas is painted a solid green color.

      Plain white is way too scary because you never want to get it dirty.” (OK that’s a joke)

      Solid Green Background
      Solid Green Background

      Step 3 – The Drawing

      Using a digital pencil or chalk, draw the shape and movement of the rose with a gestural drawing.

      This is how to become familiar with your model.

      You are not duplicating the reference piece. Do this warm-up step with every new piece. The canvas is marked and no longer intimidating.

      “It can only get better after this stage.”

      Block in drawing
      Block in drawing

      Step 4 – Mess Up Stage – The Block-in

      This is the mess around with paint stage.

      • Begin with oil paints
      • Apply them very thinly.
      • Move around the piece very fast
      • Never stay in the same spot for long.
      • Use a variety of brush sizes, strokes, and colors.

      This is not a planned process. Your moves and choices are strictly by intuition.

      The block-in part of the process is about freedom.

      Here you see the start, closeup and finish of the block-in stage. You have not painted any details.

      Beginning oil paint block in
      Beginning oil paint block in

      Block-in detail
      Block-in detail
      Block-in complete
      Block-in complete

      Step 5 – Add some Details

      Now you have a mess on your hands and it’s just where you want it.

      Begin to use heavier paint (heavier in digital paint is paint that is more opaque)

      Add some details to the shapes within the flower. Use your inspiration photo for reference of those shapes.

      This closeup shows the lack of details at this stage.

      Beginning of details
      Beginning of details

      Step 6 – The Edges

      It’s time to use opaque paints and to really describe the edge of each element in the piece.

      The flower starts to take form. It’s the edge details that describe the forms and make the flower come alive.

      Closeup shows the smooth and defined shape of each petal.

      Edge details - thick paint
      Edge details – thick paint

      Step 7 – Background color – texture – details

      Work into the background with color, textures and details.

      Once again refine edges in order to make your flower come forward.

      Details and textures in background
      Details and textures in background
      Detail Background & Edges
      Detail Background & Edges

      Step 8 – Sign Your Painting

      Your painting and the “how to paint” a Rose tutorial are both complete.

      Last step in the process.

      You must sign the painting.

      You have just completed the painting in 8 Steps. On to step 9…

      Step 9 – Evaluation

      At this stage I actually compare the finished piece with my original inspiration piece. If I’m satisfied, it lives.

      If I’m not satisfied, it’s destined for the dumpster one day.

      Lesson Learned…The joy is in the doing, so if it’s what I want, I’m happy.

      If it’s not… then I’ve definitely learned something for the next painting.

      Move on. Just Keep Painting.

      Completed Painting - White Rose with Bud
      Completed Painting – White Rose with Bud
      Comparison - Painting to Inspiration
      Comparison – Painting to Inspiration

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      Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

      What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

      • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
      • 340 Vendors
      • Arts – Crafts – and much more
      • Free Parking
      • Free Admission

      Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. Jackie Jacobson Art Gallery- booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

      Personal Studio Tour

      Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of Jackie Jacobson studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

      If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

      Drawings – Giclee Print Editions

      New Giclee Prints – Drawings by California Artist Jackie Jacobson

      Indio, California – Nov. 12, 2010 – Jackie Jacobson, California artist, announced ten print editions available from California artist Jackie Jacobson’s drawing catalog.

      Jackie Jacobson Art Gallery, in Indio, California, has introduced a new suite of limited edition giclee prints. Ten of the artists drawings from live models are in this suite. Featured are eight prints from the “Windows” series.

      The “Windows” Series

      The original drawings in the series “Windows” were drawing done by Jackie Jacobson in her studio from live models. Palm Springs area artist Jackie Jacobson states that in examining the beauty of women, she discovered another aspect often hidden from view. The discovery for artist Jackie Jacobson was the truth…that hiding behind these hats, was pain being disguised by the outer adornments.  That pain was visible in the models eyes and where artist Jacobson focused. The drawing series was part of Jacobson’s questioning of outer beauty, and if physically beautiful women were really fortunate? The title “Windows” for the series, came from Jacobson’s realization that she was looking into the windows of the soul of beauty.  Twelve different models were used for the series which included 20 drawings. The original drawings were 32 x 40″ in size, drawn on Moonstone grey Charcoal paper, using charcoal and pastels. Eight drawings of the series are now available as giclee prints on canvas or paper.

      To see the  drawings of the newly released l limited editions visit the Gallery website

      About Jackie Jacobson, Artist

      Jackie Jacobson’s drawings and paintings are in collections world-wide, and displayed weekly at the popular College of the Desert Street Fair, Palm Desert, CA. The street fair is open Saturday and Sunday, October thru May from 7AM-2PM. When in the Palm Springs area, stop by the fair and visit with Jackie. Studio and Gallery visits are by appointment.

      Contact:
      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios & Gallery

      • Studio Phone. 760.831.1190

      Drawings by Jacobson

      Drawings – Windows Series

      Fine art prints from the popular “Windows Series” drawings.

      Drawing - Charcoal and Pastel

      Windows I

      Drawings Charcoal

      Windows III - Black White

      Drawing Charcoal

      Window IV - Arrived

      These fine art drawings are a sampling of figure drawings by artist Jackie Jacobson and are all in private and corporate collections.  The original drawings were done in the studio from live models by Jackie Jacobson. The women with hats group are from the popular “Windows Series.”  These three of the images are reproduced in limited edition giclee prints.

      See more of the drawings and limited edition prints by artist Jackie Jacobson in the catalog of drawings.

       

      Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs area? Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May. Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

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      Videos – Art Tutorials – Digital Painting

      Painting Tutorials – from the Studios of Artist Jackie Jacobson

      Indio, California – Sept 28, 2010 – Jackie Jacobson, California artist, has announced the production of free online video tutorials. The videos are instructions on art and digital painting.

      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, in Indio, California, has produced a group of short five minute video tutorials on how she uses Corel Painter 11. These online videos are free. Anyone interested in digital painting techniques will enjoy these short 5 minute videos on the process of painting with Corel Painter 11. Using the digital painting mediums available with this program, Jackie Jacobson demonstrates the basic principles of digital oil painting, pastel, charcoal and drawing surfaces. The series of four 5 minute online videos, are both educational and entertaining.  Jackie Jacobson plans on monthly additions to the tutorial series of online videos.

      Artist Jackie Jacobson has been painting digitally for 10 years, and uses digital equipment to produce her paintings. In these videos she demonstrates the use of the Wacom Cintique 21UX where she works directly on the surface of the LCD, using pressure sensitive pens, to create the digital paintings. Viewers will enjoy these informative and quick demo-tutorials.

      To see the complete group of painting tutorials

      About Jackie Jacobson, Artist

      Jackie Jacobson’s paintings are in collections world-wide, and displayed weekly at the popular College of the Desert Street Fair, Palm Desert, CA. The street fair is open Saturday and Sunday, October thru May from 7AM-2PM. When in the Palm Springs area, stop by the fair and visit with Jackie. Studio and Gallery visits are by appointment.

      Contact:
      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios & Gallery

      Web. https://www.jackiejacobson.com

      Art Gallery & Studio Tour

      Title: Art Gallery & Art Studio Tour: 6:22 min

      OPEN STUDIO TOUR TODAY


      Welcome to Jackie Jacobson’s Art Studio & Gallery

      People ask to pickup their art orders at the Jackie Jacobson studios. Why?

      The art gallery and art studio tour…

      and an opportunity to see and try out the art materials and equipment. Most of the people across this country and Canada, who have purchased paintings from Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, have never seen the art studio or gallery. This video changes that. Everyone is always welcome to a personal tour of the Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, so please call ahead and arrange for your personal tour for when you plan to be in the Palm Springs, CA area.

      Today… for all of you sitting comfortably at your computer, this tour will introduce you to the paintings, art prints, tile art and the studios of artist Jackie Jacobson. I’d really welcome any and all questions. Feel free to question the art materials used, the electronic and digital equipment shown, painting techniques, or ask any other question that comes to mind. I love answering questions.

      Please sit back for about 6 minutes and enjoy this art studio tour. If you can’t get out to the street fair, view the new tile art on the website. I’m adding new items weekly, but here you can see the tile art coasters and mini tile murals available for order online. Definitely contact me via email if you are interested in any size tile mural. I’m happy to custom make a mural to your size needs.

      MEET ME AT THE FAIR

      Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May. Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

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      Videos – Painting Tutorials

      • Click on the LEFT ARROW for FIRST VIDEO DEMO
      • Click on the RIGHT ARROW for NEWEST VIDEO DEMO
      • Enjoy Painting with artist Jackie Jacobson
      • Watch 4 tutorials on how to paint with Jackie Jacobson. In these painting demonstration tutorials artist Jackie Jacobson is using Corel Painter 11 and the Wacom 21″ Cintique. As new videos tutorials are added they will go into this YouTube video player.

      Tutorial on Drawing with Corel Painter

      Video Index

      Art Videos 

      Videos by Jackie Medow-Jacobson

      Are you interested in digital painting? Artist Jackie Medow-Jacobson demonstrates how to paint digitally, using the computer and the painting program Corel Painter. You will enjoy these free 5 minute videos and just maybe…you’ll start painting on the computer also. Jackie Jacobson believes that in busy times, these 5 minute videos are the perfect way to learn about this new painting medium. Join her now, in the digital studio. Click, sit back and enjoy. Return often and tell us what you think.

      Videos • Just Fun • Some Ideas • Inspiration

      Welcome Message: Video welcome from Jackie

      Tour : Art Studio & Gallery– Tour the  gallery and digital studio equipment video tour from the studio and gallery.

      9 Tips for Taking Better Pet Photos : How to take pet photos that  you’ll be proud of.

      Art Custom Made Exclusively For You : Do You need a special size or color – see what I can do just for you.

      Phoenix Art Museum: Video by Jackie of “Paper” exhibit at the museum

      Abstract Art Painting: Video of Portrait on Abstract from Jackie

      Wall Decorating Ideas: Canvas Art Prints

      Unique Gift Ideas for Her: Gift Ideas from Jackie

      Happy Holidays from Jackie: A holiday video Message from Jackie

      Gift Ideas for the Home:  Fruit, Cheese and Wine…They’ll remember this gift. Check it out!!!

      Wall Decorating Ideas :  The newest trend in home decor. Tile art mural. Check it out!!!

      New Studio Stuff – See it here :  I have some new stuff…just added to the studio. Check it out!!!

      Meet Zola the Dancing Gorilla : The Calgary Zoo’s focus on endangered series. Watch him dance…it’s fun.

      Your Travel Photos Become Art : How to get creative with your travel photos.

       

      Paint with Bread : An Artistic Video about Bread in Art (including painting with BREAD)

      The Monarch Butterfly – Artist Mindy Lighthipe: Artist friend Mindy Lighthipe and her new book “Mother Monarch”

      I Pad Paintings : 5 Secrets to Painting Like Picasso – New I Pad Painting Program

      Vacation in the Desert : HUMOR – Visit the Street Fair the weekend before Christmas – video – laugh as you view the street fair.

      Tour: Imago GalleriesThe prestigious art galleries in Palm Desert CA- video and photo tour.

      Tour: Tile Art Murals New tile art murals at the street fair – video tour of all the tile art.

      Preview:  Tile Art Murals New tile art murals ready for the street fair – video tour from the studio and gallery.

       

      Tile Art – Tile Murals

      Ceramic Tile Art – Murals – California Artist Jackie Jacobson

      Indio, California – Sept 14, 2010 – Jackie Jacobson, California artist, has announced the addition of murals to the tile art shop on the website.

      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, in Indio, California, is now in the business of creating tile art murals. The first art tiles in the group are Mini Murals. with one Jacobson original painting on 4 glossy ceramic tiles, framed in a simple decorative black frame.  What is tile art? It is the fusing of traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tiles. You can now get full-color works of art by artist Jackie Jacobson on ceramic tiles. The tile art is on glossy ceramic tile 4¼” x 4¼” with cork backing to protect counter tops and tables. The tiles are decorative small pieces of art, and can be hung on the wall, or displayed on an easel,. Create a memorable focal point for any residential or commercial space with our tile murals. The beauty of tile art is that it blends seamlessly with any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Our tile murals are also perfect for kitchen backsplash, kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, or shower tiles.

      Tile Art Process

      Inkjet sublimation is the process used to decorate the ceramic tile murals, using The Tile Master™ heat press. Epson Inkjet printers and sublimation inks print the transfers used to sublimate the tiles with unique artwork by Jackie Jacobson. The one absolute requirement of this process is that the tiles must have a polymer coating on them. When a tile is decorated using the sublimation process the image is transferred into the polymer coating and actually becomes a part of it.

      To see the complete line of  tile murals

      About Jackie Jacobson, Artist

      Jackie Jacobson’s paintings are in collections world-wide, and displayed weekly at the popular College of the Desert Street Fair, Palm Desert, CA. The street fair is open Saturday and Sunday, October thru May from 7AM-2PM. When in the Palm Springs area, stop by the fair and visit with Jackie. Studio and Gallery visits are by appointment.

      Contact:
      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios & Gallery

      Coaster Tiles – Shop Now Open Online

      New Tile Art Coaster Shop – California Artist Jackie Jacobson

      Indio, California – Sept 1, 2010 – Jackie Jacobson, California artist, has announced the opening of the new coaster tile art shop on the website.

      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, in Indio, California, is now in the business of creating tile art.  What is tile art?  It is the fusing of  traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tiles. You can now get full-color works of art by artist Jackie Jacobson on ceramic tiles.  The coasters tiles are on glossy ceramic tile 4¼” x 4¼” with cork backing to protect counter tops and tables. The tiles are decorative small pieces of  art, and can be used on a dining tables, as drink and table coaster, hung on the wall, or displayed on an easel. Create a memorable focal point for any residential or commercial space with our accent tiles. The beauty of art tiles blend seamlessly with any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.  Our accent tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplash, kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, or shower tiles.

      Tile Art Process

      Inkjet sublimation is the process used to decorate the ceramic tile, using The Tile Master™ heat press. Epson Inkjet printers and sublimation inks print the transfers used to sublimate the tiles with unique artwork by Jackie Jacobson. The one absolute requirement of this process is that the tiles must have a polymer coating on them. When a tile is decorated using the sublimation process the image is transferred into the polymer coating and actually becomes a part of it.

      To see the complete line of coaster tiles

      About Jackie Jacobson, Artist

      Jackie Jacobson’s paintings are in collections world-wide, and displayed weekly at the popular College of the Desert Street Fair, Palm Desert, CA. The street fair is open Saturday and Sunday, October thru May from 7AM-2PM. When in the Palm Springs area, stop by the fair and visit with Jackie. Studio and Gallery visits are by appointment.

      Contact:
      Jackie Jacobson Art Studios & Gallery

      • Studio Phone. 760.831.1190

      Lake Pontchartrain Remembered

      New Orleans 2005 – 6 weeks before Katrina

      LP Palm Black

      50 Days for 50 Years

      We drove from Palm Springs to New Orleans as a way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. And celebration it was. Our memories of those 50 days bring laughter and joy to our minds almost daily. Yes …it is a great way to celebrate a very important event.

      But here it is, August 29, and as the country remembers the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, I am once again reminded of that trip. We returned home from the 50 days on August 10th. I immediately downloaded  approximately 3,000 photos that I had taken, and couldn’t wait to paint some of the images that I loved.

      And so…the first one I painted was this palm tree that I saw on the morning of July 19th, 2005, at Lake Pontchartrain. It was about 9:15 AM, and I can remember how lush, green and peaceful it felt at the lake that day. I also knew that tree needed to be immortalized in a different way. I titled it LP Palm Black and it has been an important painting in my body of artwork. I completed that painting on  August 25, 2005, 4 days before Katrina.

      Today, 5 years later, as New Orleans remembers tragedy and loss, it is being celebrated for courage and resilience. I am remembering these scenes from my photo journal of my day at Lake Pontchartrain, before the levee broke.

      Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana. It is the second-largest saltwater lake in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and the largest lake in Louisiana. It covers an area of 630 square miles (1630 square km) with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet (about 4 meters). Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles (64 km) wide and 24 miles (39 km) from south to north. In descending order of area, the lake is located in parts of St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and Tangipahoa parishes.

      Tile and Glass Art Shops

      Tile & Glass Art Shop Features Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

       Tempered Glass Cutting Boards

      Meet the Artist – Jackie Medow-Jacobson

      Artist Jackie Jacobson - Portrait

      Jackie Medow-Jacobson • Self Portrait

      About Glass Art Art

      Jackie Medow-Jacobson Art Studio, in Palm SpringsCalifornia, is in the business of creating tile art.

      What is tile art?

      Simply, we fuse traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tiles and murals.

      Now, you can get full-color works of art on ceramic tiles.

      Create a memorable focal point for any residential or commercial space with our accent tiles or tile art murals.

      The beauty of tile art will blend seamlessly with any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Our tile murals and accent tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplash, kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, or shower tiles. And don’t forget the swimming pool!

      About Glass Cutting Boards and Tiles

      Jackie Medow-Jacobson Art Studios, in Palm Springs, California,has added  glass cutting boards and serving trays. What is glass art? Simply, we fuse traditional paintings and artwork with the durability and longevity of tempered glass cutting boards and tempered glass tiles.

      These glass cutting boards are not only functional art for your kitchen, but an accent art piece that can make the whole room.
      This is no ordinary glass cutting board. This is a piece of art. We have customers who take these boards and frame them, that’s how rich and vibrant the colors are. Textured, tempered glass, available in  three sizes.
      Add style and panache to your kitchen counter-top or bar area with our unique tempered glass cutting boards! Too artistic to hide in a drawer, just leave these glass cutting boards out for beauty and convenience.
       

       

       

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      Custom Portraits

      Portrait Paintings From Your Photos


      Painting printed on canvas


      Family Memories into Fine Art Portraits on Canvas

      These are just a few of the people whose portraits I have painted.

      • Grandchildren
      • Children
      • Mom and Dad
      • Husband
      • Wife
      • Best Friend

      Commission your painting as a gift to give or a family treasure to own. To create your custom portrait painting I use unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts.

      Trained as a classical portrait and figure artist, I use today’s modern mediums to create your unique painting. The lines and textures look like an original oil painting, and is printed on high quality, artist-grade canvas, and gallery wrapped on stretcher bars. No framing is required as the image continues around the sides of the canvas art.


      HOW TO ORDER

      Provide a couple of your favorite photos, and we’ll talk about the size and details for your portrait painting. Call me for scheduling and details…760.831.1190

      Size 1st Print* 2nd Print*
      16″ x 20″ $350 $150
      20″ x 24″ $350 $150
      20″ x 20″ $350 $150
      24″ x 36″ $450 $250
      30″ x 40″ $500 $300

      Price Based on 1 Figure (Person) | $50 for each additional Figure


      Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Bring your photos with you.

      Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

      Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

       

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      What You’ll get out of this Virtual Art Studio Tour!

      This website is my Virtual Art Studio Tour. The newsletter kicks off with a tour of my physical working studios and galleries. As I show you around, know that I’m  with you and telling you or showing you…how it’s made, where it’s made and what inspires me.

      More than anything …it’s you who stimulates what takes place in the art studios and on the canvas. And it’s you that I appreciate.

      My purpose is to educate and motivate; You’ll see “how to” videos, demonstrations, what’s happening in art today, home decorating tips, and a whole lot more.

      My goal is for you to smile when you see “you’ve got mail” from Jackie Jacobson Art Studios. 🙂

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