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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

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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.

What Everybody Should Know About Bamboo

“Lucky Bamboo makes the perfect house or office plant.”

TILE FEATURE…Bamboo Coaster

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CERAMIC TILE COASTERS – Size: 4.25 inch x 4.25 inch

See the complete tile art coaster collection

  • Glossy Ceramic Tile Coaster
  • Bottom Surface: 3.75 inch x 3.75 inch cork back to protect counter tops and tables.
  • Display Decorative Tiles as Tile Art on an Easel
  • Use as a Table Coaster or Drink Coaster
  • Hang as Tile Art
  • Use in Kitchen Backsplash

Shipping USA : FREE

Shipping CANADA:$6.95 – 1 set/ $ 13.90 – 2 set / $20.85 – 3 set

Canvas Art Prints – Bamboo Leaves

Bamboo has become a popular element in today’s home decor.

Bamboo art prints are enjoying much attention among collectors.

Canvas Art Print - Bamboo

Bamboo Leaves V Square

New Canvas Art Prints

Bamboo Leaves I Tall

Bamboo Canvas Art Prints Tall

Canvas Art Print - Bamboo

Bamboo Leaves IV Long - Canvas Print

New Bamboo Leaves Canvas Art Prints

This week I’m adding two new sizes to the group of Bamboo paintings by artist Jackie Jacobson (that would be me) 🙂

  • Bamboo Leaves IV Long is a horizontal canvas art piece, that is perfect for over a bed, dresser, buffet or sofa; available in two canvas print sizes 16″x30″ | 20″x40″
  • Bamboo Leaves V Square is a square canvas art piece, that is perfect for any location; available in three canvas print sizes 20″x20″ | 30″x30″ | 40″x40″
  • Each limited edition giclee print on canvas is individually created by artist…Jackie Jacobson. They are archival museum quality & are created from Jackie Jacobson’s original paintings. Every print is numbered & hand-signed by Jackie Jacobson and has a UV & water- resistant coating! No glass is necessary. Editions are 99 of each size. All canvas giclee prints on this site are archival prints. That means that the print was created with only the highest quality pigmented archival inks. Pigmented inks are the only inks on the market that will last your lifetime.

How to order a canvas art print

Call Jackie for information and to order 770.831.1190

About Bamboo…

Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family.

Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. In a single day, a bamboo plant can grow an average of up to 23.6 inches, and certain species have been measured to grow as much as 47.6 inches in one 24-hour period. However, bamboo is not a type of wood, but a type of grass. It grows most abundantly in the East and Southeast Asian regions of the world, but it can also be found in Northern Australia, India, sub-Saharan Africa and the tropical regions of the Americas.

Aside from being used as building material for many centuries bamboo has also had major cultural significance in countries like China, where bamboo is a symbol of longevity. Japan’s Shinto religion makes use of bamboo as a sacred object. Bamboo forests often surround Shinto shrines and are believed to serve as barriers against evil spirits. Buddhist temples often have bamboo groves, as they create a peaceful and meditative setting.

Why is it called Lucky Bamboo

Along with its ease of growth, Lucky Bamboo has long been associated with the Eastern practice of Feng Shui – or the bringing of natural elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal into balance within the environment. Lucky Bamboo is believed to be an ideal example of the thriving wood and water element, with the addition of a red ribbon sometimes tied around the stalks – which is believed to “fire” the positive flow of energy or chi in the room.

The number of stalks also has meaning : three stalks for happiness; five stalks for wealth; six stalks for health. Four stalks, however, are always avoided since the word “four” in Chinese sounds too similar to the Chinese word for “death”!

Growth and Harvesting

Bamboo has become a popular eco-friendly alternative to using hardwood as building material. Because of its rapid growth and short life-cycle, bamboo is one of the most renewable natural resources in the world, and it can be harvested on a regular basis without causing significant damage to its surrounding ecosystem.

Unlike hardwoods, bamboo plants achieve their full height and girth in just one growing season, which lasts between three and four months.

Uses

Bamboo has a wide variety of uses. From construction to cooking, it has been a part of human culture and consumption for centuries. Another very common use for bamboo today is as a decorative tool. Small bamboo plants are becoming very popular in western interior design, and Asian cultures have been using it to decorate rooms and altars for centuries.

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.

“Quite simply, it’s awesome art for my bathroom.”

Bob said, “You give new meaning to the word awesome. Quite simply, it’s awesome art for my bathroom.”

Mural - Tile Art- Mission Carmel

Make your most personal room a welcoming place.

Tile art murals to fit any decorating style from traditional to ultra modern. Make your bathroom decor eye catching.

Tile Murals – Framed Tile Art – Wall Art

Tile Murals


  • Glossy Ceramic Tile Mural
  • Framed Tile Art  in Gallery Black
  • 4 each – 4.25″ x 4.25″ Ceramic tiles create these unique paintings by Jacobson
  • Frame Size: 10″ x 10″
  • Display Decorative Murals as Art on an Easel
  • Hang in small spaces as Tile Art Murals
  • Tile Murals are Perfect for the bathroom, in small empty corners, or grouped to make a statement

  • Shipping USA & CANADA FREE


    Order these selected food art items or from the complete collection of Tile Art Murals

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Tile Art Murals

Jackie Jacobson Art Studios, in Palm Springs, California, 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 murals.

Tile wall art will blend seamlessly with any kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Our tile art murals and accent tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplash, kitchen tiles, bathroom art, or shower tiles.

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 the Jackie Jacobson studios 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 to the Jackie Jacobson Studios and Gallery, from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC, have all enjoyed their Jackie Jacobson 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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Vacation in the Desert…Christmas in Palm Springs

WATCH  Shopping at the Street Fair.

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Tile Art Coasters - Christmas

The Last Weekend before Christmas : Palm Springs, California.

The crowds have arrived from Canada, Washington and Oregon. Your vacation begins.

You’re wearing shorts and sandals even if it’s chilly for the locals. Ready for FUN IN THE SUN. The major weekend attraction… College Of The Desert Street Fair.

Fun in the Sun in Palm Springs…Usually!

OK this isn’t the usual December in Palm Springs. You’ve always enjoyed your time in the desert. I’m just having fun with you.

If you’re here on Christmas Eve, you’ll find me at the COD Street Fair on December 24, from 7AM til 2PM.

GIFT IDEA : Tile art coasters for last minute gifts.

  • You can definitely get your very last minute gifts.
  • Get a hug from the Hugging Artist
  • Buy a gift … or two or three
  • And get your special gift from artist Jackie Jacobson.

Forecast : Friday – Dec. 24, 2010 – Palm Springs

SUNNY 😎 …Bring your sunglasses.

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.

 

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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

I’d love to hear from you. Please write.

Tell me what you think about today’s demo, and what questions you’d like answered.

Let’s do this together. Thanks for taking your time to watch me have fun.


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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.