• Colored Pencils 05.03.2012 Comments Off on Class in Middletown OH

    Colored Pencils on Mi Tientes Paper

    I will be teaching a class in Middletown OH, June 9th, 2012 at the Middletown Arts Center.  Class Fee includes pencils and paper.  2 sizes available.

    Don’t wait, the class in Monroe sold out within 5 days. If you are traveling in and require lodging please contact me for local hotel listings.

    Saturday June 9, 2012 – 9:30 am- 4:30 pm

    Cost Per student $60
    Includes colored pencil kit and paper

    Bring a brown bag lunch – chips, drinks, dessert provided

    Intermediate to advanced students will learn colored pencil techniques and create the NEW piece titled Yellow Daisy.

    Call or Sign Up Online Today!
    (513) 424-2417

  • Miscellaneous 14.03.2011 Comments Off on Printing Epacket Tip…

    I cannot stress enough the importance of using the right paper for your printer.   Companies spend Big Bucks to test their paper with their printer and their inks.

    Most of us, I’m sure, buy bulk generic paper.  That’s fine for most things but printing images where you need detail is surely worth a little more time, effort and expense.

    You can however, combine the two.  First, go out and buy a box or packet of premium paper [not glossy, or glossy photo] of the same brand as your printer.

    Store it away somewhere safe as you will only use it by choice and not daily.

    As an example, let’s take an epacket that has 8 pages.  The first one is B & W text; the next 4 have color images, the next two are B&W diagrams and the last one is a full size color photo.

    You will need 8 pieces of paper that you will layer in order.  The first piece of paper can be generic, THEN TAKE 4 PIECES OF YOUR PREMIUM PRINTER BRAND PAPER, then 2 pieces of generic paper AND THE LAST PIECE WILL BE PREMIUM PRINTER BRAND.

    (It’s important that you understand how your printer prints pages – first page first or last page first so pay attention to your printing before doing this as you’ll be wasting both ink and paper if they are in the wrong order. Also make sure that you put the paper in the right way up or down. Know your printer well!)

    This way you will have good quality images on the pages that matter.  It really, really works.  It is buying the printer brand of paper specifically for your printer that is the most important.

  • Colored Pencils 14.03.2011 Comments Off on Julie’s Iris Epacket available now..

    Julie’s Iris was taught to a Sold-Out class at the 2010 Hoot Convention. Student paintings were spectacular.

    Larger petals take a wee bit more time to paint but the results are stunning.  Technique is ovals and push/pull.  You will really enjoy watching this flower bloom before your eyes from the first petal on.

    9 x 12 Burgundy Mi Tientes Paper.

    • 8 pages
    • 11 stage photos
    • 1 full size photo
    • Diagram Worksheet
    • Line Drawing

    View or purchase

  • Colored Pencils 18.10.2010 Comments Off on Geraniums E-packet now available

    Suitable for beginners in that there are a lot of repetative small areas to paint, this project is not as challenging as it may appear and the results are spectacular.

    Taught at the Hoot convention in Columbus, OH in August 2010 to a sold out class, this has been a much requested packet. I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I was with the students in this class. It was a lot of fun.

    10 pages, Full size Color photo, Full size line drawing, Oversized color placement diagram and 16 stage photos which show the painting progress.

    Painted with Prismacolor Wax  based colored pencils.

    View or purchase


  • Colored Pencils 28.02.2010 Comments Off on Peeled Tangerine EPacket available

    The Peeled Tangerine project which was taught at the 2009 Hoot convention is now available in the shopping cart at marianjackson.com

    If you are close to Chicago, this is one of 3 projects I will be teaching at the Windy Brushes chapter on March 19, 20, and 21, 2010.

    If you receive my newsletter please note that I entered the incorrect dates.  Correct dates are 19-21.

    You can find more information on the chapter website here.

    Space is limited so contact Ann Johnson immediately if you are interested.  This will be the last time I will be travel teaching.

  • Colored Pencils 24.09.2009 Comments Off on Peeled Tangerine – Oct. 10, 09

    When I taught the Peeled Tangerine at the Hoot convention  in Columbus, OH. in August, the class filled up almost immediately, leaving many of you disappointed. So I am repeating it  in Dayton for the Dagso Chapter on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  This is painted on a 9 x 12 Tobacco Mi Tientes paper but frames beautifully in a 11 x 14  frame.


    You will be responsible for providing all of your supplies.  A supply list is here on the Dagso Website.

    I use a projector to teach so every seat is a good seat.  The Pot Luck  lunches are just wonderful.  🙂

    Contact Cindy if you are driving in and need hotel information.  Contact me if you have any questions.   I look forward to seeing you there.

  • Theory 24.08.2009 Comments Off on Choosing a background.

    palette004tColor. Value. Intensity, Temperature. Often these attributes play just as important a part in making the decision as the color.

    Let’s say we have a white pansy with violet tints and some leaves.  Well, let’s look at some of the other colors in that white pansy first.

    • Is it pure white?  [Cool]
    • Is it a creamy warm white?
    • Do the tints lean towards red violet or blue violet?
    • Are leaves green? [trick question] Read more…

  • Colored Pencils 25.06.2009 Comments Off on New Colored Pencil Packet!

    teapotpansies_web1_tn Teapot Pansies.  A 9 x 12 colored pencil E-packet on Black Mi Tientes paper.  This is a larger project for intermediate to advanced painters.

    18 images plus one large size image and a link to a zoom photo in the packet.

    View more details.