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David Hockney iPad Exhibit

David Hockney

Fresh Flowers : An iPad Exhibit at the ROM

My Review

David Hockney - Pop Art

David Hockney in his Studio

I’m about to begin a portrait painting of one of my favorite living artists.
David Hockney’s paintings have inspired me
and influenced how I observe and describe the world around me.

I was excited to find this video of his interview about his most recent exhibit in Toronto.
You see him here with his iPad (my favorite new painting studio) and you can watch him paint in the short video below from Louisiana.

In my opinion…The diversity of David Hockney’s exploration during his 50 year career is what is so fascinating and admirable.

His range from his California paintings, to his photography and photo collage, to his recent return to the landscape, and his iPad paintings are worthy of the title “master artist”

I’m very interested in hearing  your opinion. Please comment below.

North American Debut •  iPhone & iPad Art

Here’s a look at the North American debut of David Hockney’s drawings & paintings on the iPhone & iPad. On display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto until January 1st, 2012 www.rom.on.ca Originally broadcasted on Channel12.ca

Inspired by David Hockney – See MY iPad Paintings

Drawing - ipad

Drawing • iPad • Jackie Jacobson

 

When I got my iPad, the first thing I really wanted to do was get a painting App.

I did, and it’s called ArtStudio

ArtStudio is a professional drawing / painting application. It uses advanced mathematics to attain the highest level of quality, at the same time offering incredible performance achieved through numerous code optimizations. It still remains a fantastic tool for beginners – it contains drawing lessons showing step-by-step instruction on drawing various types of images.

My review: It’s just like having an art studio with me wherever I go. I have different drawing and painting tools (brushes, pencils, pens etc), an entire group of novelty tools for textures and more. The size of the tools, their transparency, and many other properties can be changed on the fly. Great color selection tools, symmetrical drawing , multiple layers, and much more. 


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

 

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Peter Max

Peter Max - Off the Wall Gallery

Art Pick of the Week

One of my favorite cities for art, Houston has it all.

The best museums, and the best art galleries.

Peter Max - Steven Tyler

Feature • Artist Peter Max • “9/11 Commemorative Painting”

One of the most famous living artist’s, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and      uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

Off The Wall Gallery will host an un-crating party previewing a dynamic and new collection which contains works featuring rock and roll legends and a zodiac collection. Peter Max Exhibition will preview this Saturday, May 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

My take on the 911 Commemorative painting It is about the energy and simplicity and most of all his use of the color orange.

Orange is mentally stimulating as well as sociable. Use it to get people thinking or to get them talking.

There is a lot to think about in this painting and an awful lot to talk about.

So…What’s your take?

Each of us is touched by something, in every piece of art, in every painting viewed. My goal is to show you the diversity of art and of the artists who created the artworks. Some you’ll like, some you won’t. It’s a walk through galleries and museums, and hopefully it is inspirational and informative.

Peter Max - Paintings

 

Peter Max, Off the Wall Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

 

5015 Westheimer, Suite #2208
Galleria I, Level I – adjacent to Neiman Marcus facing Post Oak
Houston, Texas
Phone: 713.871.0940

 

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. 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.

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

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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.

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

 

 

Inside the Artist’s Studio – Jeremy Sutton

JANUARY 2010

I am using the idea behind the popular Bravo TV Series – Inside the Actors Studio.

Today you will meet a master digital painter. Get an up-close and personal view of him, his artworks and how he has inspired and taught me.

MEET JEREMY SUTTON

Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy Sutton

About the artist  

“In my artwork I strive to express the personality of my subjects and my response to them. My paintings evolve like improvisational dance. The process follows its own path, colors being chosen intuitively, every moment unfolding surprises, each brush stroke feeling its way into the painting. I sculpt in color and form, continuously transforming and remolding my image, like working with wet malleable clay. My experience of the process of creation and how my artwork moves others is what is important to me.”  Jeremy Sutton   Read more here.

INTERVIEW : The Pivot Questions  ( I ask them – Jeremy answers them.)

  • What is your favorite word?    Yes!!
  • What is your least favorite word?  Can’t
  • What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?  Dance, music, paint, life
  • What turns you off?  Over-tiredness and stress
  • What is your favorite curse word?  Gadzooks! The swear word of choice employed by Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth II) when he saw his portrait (read https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1460622/Gadzooks-Prince-Philip-is-not-amused-by-portrait-with-a-great-schonk.html). That rejected portrait is now in Chenery House, the home of a client of mine, Robert C. Pritikin (see https://jeremysutton.com/bob.html). Bob is the star of my DVD The Art of Collage Portraiture (https://www.paintercreativity.com/store/EYC-Collage.html)
  • What sound or noise do you love? Count Basie’s band playing “Shiny Stockings”. This piece of music reminds me of a beautiful painting, with it’s playfulness, complexity, room for improvisation, rhythm and variation. It isn’t rushed and it includes space between the notes. As Michael Jackson comments about another piece of music in “This Is It”, it simmers. It also reminds me of inspirational Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning (https://www.jeremysutton.com/frankiemanning.html). Shiny Stockings was his favorite piece of music and I can’t dance to it without thinking of his smiling face and warm personality.
  • What sound or noise do you hate?   A combination of the shrill fire alarm in my studio going off with jack-hammer drilling on the roof!
  • What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Having already experienced being a scientist, salesman, dancer, DJ, instructor, author, speaker, DVD producer, events entrepreneur and artist, I would like to host my own TV series in which I travel the world interviewing and painting portraits (simultaneously) of interesting, inspiring and intriguing people, including Nelson Mandela.
  • What profession would you not like to do?  Any profession that involves sedentary isolation, that is monotonous, boring and predictable, that squelches my creativity, that involves staying in one place, stuck to a computer and not meeting and interacting with others.
  • If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Oops! Must have been a mistake, you’re here waaay too early…you’ve still got lots to do and experience so get back and do it!

Where did I meet Jeremy Sutton?

  1. I bought the program Corel® Painter™ IX, opened it and found one big workspace and a ton of stuff. I was baffled and knew I needed HELP.
  2. At the very beginning of the program, there were photos of artwork done by Corel Painter Masters.
  3. I saw Jeremy’s painting (he is one of those Corel Painter Masters.)  It was alive, color-filled and exciting, and looked like it was painted in the traditional method. I knew instantly that I wanted to study with Jeremy.
  4. So…I bought my first Jeremy Sutton book, Painter IX Creativity, the digital artist’s handbook.
  5. Jeremy’s book answered every “how do I question, and I was on my way. I now understood the program. (OK, that took months of work but everyday I felt like I was on a painting adventure. And I was! )
  6. Next…I added 3 sets of DVD’s and 2 new books from Jeremy. At this point I know him and I definitely know Painter.
  7. The final step in getting to know Jeremy is through his newest website … PaintboxJ  where I  hear, see, read, and download Painter goodies monthly. The monthly membership keeps me up to date, active, and growing as an artist.
  8. Regardless of your skill level, there is always something new to learn. And so… I continue to study with Jeremy.

BOTTOMLINEI don’t paint like Jeremy, I paint inspired by him.  You can too!

GALLERY  :  Jeremy Sutton Art

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Dad

Dad

 

Ray

Ray

 SEE MORE of JEREMY’S ARTWORK on his WEBSITE 

 

Where can you meet and study with Jeremy Sutton?

 

Books, Dvds, Paintbox J

Books - Dvds - Paintbox J

 

  1. Join  PaintboxJ  – An online workshop. The techniques, inspiration and advice of Corel Painter Master Jeremy Sutton

  2. Order the Ultimate Corel Training Bundle  

    The Ultimate Painter Training Bundle includes new book Painter 11 Creativity,the Learning Corel Painter X and How to Paint from Photographs Using Corel Painter X DVDs, and one year membership to PaintboxJ.com.

  3. Order Painter 11 Creativity – digital artist’s handbook and receive a signed copy.  My review: His newest and best  🙂

 

Some final words A very big thank you to Jeremy who was kind enough to participate in this monthly series. It personally means the world to me.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed the interview and will seek out more information from Jeremy –  portrait artist/author/educator/ Corel Painter Master at his website. 

I leave you with Jeremy’s closing words…CHEERS !

 

 

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Video Demo – Digital Painting on Layers

Non-Destructive Painting

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Today’s video lesson is about adding to an exisiting completed drawing or painting. You’ll still having the original piece without any changes. Layer painting is the process. Corel Painter 11  is the painting program. Sit back and watch artist Jackie Jacobson demonstrate the process she uses with Corel Painter 11.

Meet the Artist …Jackie Jacobson

Sit in the front row

Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume

Title:  Painting in Layers with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

Be sure to come back next week for another of these weekly video lessons. If you’re enjoying the series, leave a comment so that I know you’re out there. It’s fun to know who’s in the audience, what you’re thinking and any ideas you can add. Questions are definitely encouraged. So ask them please.

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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. 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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Drawing from the Model – 60 Minutes

Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

Meet Model PB

Model PB  Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Model PB Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Sketching Process – 60 minutes Pose

I start with a 15 minute block-in quick sketch.

Art Materials Used

The Paper: White charcoal paper. When doing traditional drawing I use Canson Ingres paper with a laid finish. ( I was trained in the old masters style and that was their paper of choice)
The Top 10 charcoal and Pastel Papers are listed here. I’ve used most of them in the past 46 years. Find your favorites.

The Media:

  • Blunt Soft Pastel 40
  • Soft Charcoal Pencil 7
  • Pointed Blender Stump 30
  • Grainy Water Blender

  • NOTE: NO ERASER IS USED- When I want to change something I draw with the color of the paper to make the changes.

Here’s the progression of the 60 minute drawing session. USE PIC LENS FOR BEST VIEWING and start with Drawing 01 Block-in

Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

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Model S – Quick Sketches

No Model Showed – Self Portrait

Live Model C – Portrait

Video Demo- Digital Oil Painting

Corel Painter - Oil Painting

Oil Painting Sophia ©2009 Jacobson.

Corel Painter 

Oil Painting  

Today’s video demonstrates the brushes, paint and surface used in digitally painting with oils paints in Corel Painter.

The brushes shown in the video were used by artist Jackie Jacobson in the above Painting of Sophia.

After you watch the video, come back to the Sophia painting above, and check out the brushes used in the video demonstration today.

Corel Painter Digital painting studio exactly replicates traditional mediums, without the clean up and turpentine.

 

Sit in the front row

Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume.

Title: Digital Oil Painting with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

 

 

Question and Answer Time

I’ve demonstrated really fast, and I’m sure that you have many questions. At the end of every live demo, I take questions and comments. This demo is no exception, so please leave your questions/comments in the comment area below. Check back for the answers to all questions. Consider this a weekly workshop in digital painting.

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Thanks for taking your time to be a part of this online adventure into “fine art meets technology.”

Join Me in the Studio

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. 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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