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Caroline Jasper's Newsletter

                       
OFF THE CANVAS
  
Volume XXXVIII  August 2016  


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JUST OFF THE EASEL

"Coco Loco"

"Coco Loco"  24x20 inches    oil on canvas
 "I am attracted to the striking shapes and patterns of palm trees, and have
amassed many photo references. This painting was fun to paint
and I look forward to continuing this theme." -
Caroline


 
NEXT WORKSHOP:


Art of the Carolinas
Workshop-Supply Expo
November. 11-13, 2016

Five Caroline Jasper Workshops

Oils, Acrylics, Water-Soluble Oils


AOC

Raleigh, North Carolina
1-800-827-8478 x156 info@jerrysartevents.com


 

Fear of traveling with wet paintings keeping
you from workshops?  Not to worry.

WATCH THIS DEMO:
"Wet Canvases to Go"




UPCOMING EVENT

"I am honored to be one of thirty artists
selected to participate."
Caroline

Harford Plein Air logo

Oct. 10-15, 2016

sponsored by

Center for the Arts, Harford County, MD

The event will culminate at the
Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD


"I was delighted to be among juried artists participating last month in the plein air event Paint It! Ellicott City.
In the place where I lived as a child, many fond memories kept me company while painting.  Nostalgia turned to heartbreak just a few weeks later when the city was devastated by flash flooding." - Caroline 
MORE

"Red Means"
"Red Means" 14x11, oil 
SOLD


 

 

 

 


100% of proceeds from sales of the two paintings below will be donated to
Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund. (for artists affected by the flood)
Contact Katie Wofford  410-313-ARTS   www.hocoarts.org

They continue as part of the plein air painting exhibition through Sept. 30, 2016
Howard County Center for The Arts 
8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD


"Open"
"Open" 12x12, oil
  "One Way"
"One Way" 12x12, oil

"Trickle"
"Trickle" 12x9, oil 
SOLD

   
Contact Caroline to teach a workshop for your group or judge your group's art show. 
See her Workshop Descriptions
WORKSHOP SCRAPBOOK

August 2016 • Three 1 Day Workshops
ART UNRAVELED  • Phoenix, Arizona
"This was a new venue for me and I had a blast! Fun-loving, creative artists attended my workshops. They constantly amazed me!"
-
Caroline

Sally Yoder was
Caroline's fabulous assistant at
Art Unraveled.


Minna Mendelsen
happily rediscovered
color and painting.
No turning back!


Ana Valdez, so bold!


Adena Helm,
caught in the act
of being herself


Linda Goldenberg


Cindy Kovak
embracing contrast


Julie Chrismer


Graciela Eulate:
"Your workshop was
really inspiring! I just
got back from the art
store with a pad of
canvas paper and
a fun palette knife!
I always make a couple
of projects after taking
a workshop so it
sticks in my brain."


Gloria Santiago:
"I learned a lot from your class. I love your 'attachment' to color."


Terry Wright,
always colorful!


Christy Hunnefield,
seriously intent




Rita Guy:
"You are an inspiring
teacher and I hope to
see you again someday.
My takeaway is the
black and white value
studies and use of
strong color!."



Michelle Grace


Adena Helm created
a fierce cat painting.


Crystal Cruse,
oh so focused


Sandy Engle upstaging
Caroline's hair.






Stephanie Romero,
boldly expressive!


Heather Kindt with
her first colorful
painting of the day


Isabel McDougall
embraced palette
knife painting.


Caroline congratulates
Mary Pat Martin
on her brilliant painting.


Jill Hammond,
a ball of energy


Kim Chapplew-Lee


Sandy Engle...
Why not paint both sides
of your board?


We enjoyed a private oasis at the
Stonecreek Golf Course next to our hotel.
AU pan


Thank you Sally for being so organized!

You can get Caroline Jasper's individualized teaching in the comfort of your home!

Become one of Caroline's e-students. Instruction via email = one-on-one personalized long-distance coaching. Send her an image of work in progress along with your questions and concerns. She'll reply with a critique and specific suggestions for how to proceed.
Read all about E-Instruction.       Contact Caroline if you have questions.

"Just a short note to tell you once again how very much I am enjoying diving back into my creative ocean! Having you there to give direction as I tinker with values and colors and perspectives and shapes and values and values and values gives me the confidence I need to carry on and learn more and more. Thank you so much for your time and your advice."
Robbyn Zimmerman, E-Student

SEE JASPER PAINTINGS: ArtSource Fine Art Gallery
Raleigh, NC
Collectors Gallery & Framery
Venice, FL
The Comus Inn
Dickerson, MD
Consign Design
Palm Desert, CA
The Gallery at
Round Top

Round Top, TX
Legacy Fine Arts
Hot Springs, AK
The Picture Show
Havre de Grace, MD


Caroline's Artist Resources
Click cover image links for more details and to purchase.     Free Shipping USA
  BOOK

  BOOK
Painters' Guide and Color Manual


 

CHART
Color Shifts chart


 
                   
 
DVD
DVD Powercolor 1
Volume 1
 
DVD

DVD Powercolor 2
Volume 2

 
DVD

DVD Powercolor 3Volume 3
 
 


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QUOTE FAVORITE
“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.”
Sir Ken Robinson

RECOMMENDED READING
Plein air paintings capture
pre-flood Ellicott City

by Steve Earley


WORKSHOPS
FOR ARTISTS
See Schedule/details
Read Student Reviews
Hands-on classes for all levels
Individualized instruction emphasized

Nov 10-13, 2016
Raleigh, NC
Art of the Carolinas
workshops + materials expo

1-800-827-8478 x156 info@jerrysartevents.com

Caroline's Classes:
11/10 1-4 pm
No More Mud
water-soluble oils

11/10 5-8 pm
Espressive Impressionism
acrylics

11/11 1-4 pm
Painless Oil Painting
oils

11/11 5-8 pm
Explosive Skies
acrylics

11/12 5-8 pm
Still Life with Glass
acrylics

Venue:
North Raleigh Hilton Midtown




Feb 20-24, 2017

Palm Desert, CA

Feb.20-21 • 2 day workshop
Powercolor Painting

Oils, Acrylics, any opaque media

Feb.22-24 • 3 Day workshop
Explosive Skies
Oils, Acrylics, any opaque media

760-340-5085
VenusStudios11@aol.com

VenusStudiosArtSupply



April 3-7, 2017
Havre de Grace, MD
5 day workshop
Powercolor
Painting Retreat
Oils, Acrylics, any opaque media

info@carolinejasper.com

Register: www.carolinejasper.com

Venue: Vandiver Inn B & B
Supply Sponsor: The Art Rooms


May 19-22, 2017

Metairie, LA
4 day workshop
Powercolor Painting
Water-Soluble Oils or Acrylics

504-888-3630
davidartcenter@cs.com

David Art Center


June 19-23, 2017

Boone, NC
5 day workshop
Real to Radical
Color Expression

Oils, Acrylics, any opaque media

1-800-227-2788
edwina@cheapjoes.com

Cheap Joes Art Stuff

Tuition DISCOUNTS


July 24-28, 2017

Burlington, VT
workshops + materials expo
Oils, Acrylics, Water-soluble oils

Vermont Art Event
3hr workshops (to be announced)
Register: 800-682-6686
holbeinusainfo@aol.com

Venue: Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Ctr.


NEW:


June 18-22, 2018

Prince Edward Island,
Canada
5 day workshop
Looser Paintings
Land and Water
Oils, Acrylics, any opaque media
902-962-3612
stsomk51@hotmail.com

Out of Our Minds Gallery

Murray Harbour, PEI, Canada




COLOR CORNER  

COLOR AND VALUE PLANNING
Time spent planning ahead is well worth your time. After choosing photo references, cropping, etc. take time for both value and color trials before diving into a big studio painting.

VALUE is the most important (responsible for visual impact.), and the best place to start. A simple pencil sketch can help. However, you'll gain more from a small black and white charcoal study on gray paper, to identify darkest/lightest areas. Better still, make a small black and white painting of your color reference (simple, no detail). Not as easy as you might think. You quickly realize the need to pay attention to juxtaposed value differences. Each thing has to be darker or lighter than what's next to it in order to see it as a separate thing. Essential lesson: Push value differences.

COLOR is the bonus. Paint a study (also small, simple, no detail. Mine are 5x7.) The gray-scale painting revealed the subject's value range and placement. Now, relate that to color. Choosing color according to value is far more important than choosing for hue. Use darker-valued color where it needs to be dark, lighter-valued color where it needs to be light, etc. (Forget about matching photo colors). Experiment. Stay in sketch mode (quick no-fault color notes, not a little finished painting). You will discover what to do, what not to do in the big painting to come.

VALUE and COLOR studies lead to better paintings. They send you to your big canvas with clear direction and greater confidence.

More to learn: Caroline's POWERCOLOR 3 DVD Set


 

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