Travel

Incredible Istanbul!

More than 30 years ago I was introduced to the Hagia Sophia through my first art appreciation class. (Thank you Paul Grootkerk). Only a dream then, I knew I’d visit eventually. This week that dream was realized. Hired to teach a watercolor masterclass for the Istanbul Watercolor Society, Marla and I made the trek to…

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Here we go again!

Here we go again! By now I have realized I blog more traveling, and run silent at home. Travel involves layovers, boredom, aka blog time. My studio knows nothing of boredom. We had a big summer at the Avalanche Ranch. Painting, bird watching, publishing a new book, planning new adventures and enjoying familiar faces. We…

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Now available! The Wandering Watercolorist

The book is finally here and we are thrilled with how well it came out! A huge thanks to all who helped make it a reality. 🙂 All of the Kickstarter copies and pre-orders have been shipped out, and we have extras available! Order your signed copy of this special limited edition book today! Pauljackson.com

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Ketchup Blogging and other news

Ketchup Blogging.(hereby coining that term), is what I have to do when so much time passes between blog posts and I have to cram a whole lot of stuff in one post to catch up. It’s not the most appealing way to serve up info. I prefer to deliver tidbits of news in bite sized…

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Full Circle at the Meridian Museum of Art

Blogging from home seems a lot harder to do somehow. When we’re on the go I blog in queue at the airport, or train station. At home I am focused on studio time, rarely leaving the Avalanche Ranch for more than groceries. And yet somehow I can hardly find the time to write a bit.…

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Goodbye 2012

As I sit in my studio and watch the snow fall, I am happy to be home for the holidays, but a bit sad to say goodbye to 2012. For such a big year, a quiet ending is all I have planned. Maybe a little painting time and a bottle of Prosecco tonight. We talked…

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Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the few magical places on earth that lure me time and again without disappointment. It is a unique jewel that captures the heart and imagination of every visitor and never lets go. Bringing people to Venice for their first experience is a thrill for me. There is an audible gasp as…

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Lake Garda, Italy

Malcesine is the small city at the top end of Lake Garda. It served as the perfect plein air studio for our watercolor sketching tour. We stayed at the Hotel Benacus, just a short, beautiful walk from town and sketched lakeside each day. The sunrises were mostly obscured by the tall mountains behind us, but…

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Cinque Terre

Our Northern Italy watercolor sketchbook workshop has begun! We landed in Milan on September 8, and bussed down to Cinque Terre. Much of the damage from the mudslide disaster last year has been repaired, but our bus wasn’t able to make the last 4 kilometers to our hotel, so we had to ferry down the…

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New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud

New Zealand is a visually rich experience that is an artists playground. I could stay here forever painting landscapes with the low clouds wrapped around the mountains. Driving around the North Island you will find one beautiful scene after the next. The South island takes beauty to a whole different level. The Southern Alps are…

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