I am pleased to share my latest work, "Sunrise in the Foothills". I took the reference photos for this composition on Christmas Eve morning last year; the sun rose so low in the sky as it does so near the solstice, creating beautiful long shadows across a dewy field with Rattlesnake Ledge rising proudly in the background. It is such a privilege to witness such magical moments in nature, it was a joy to bring the scene to life in watercolor.
Summer is nearly here which means its art walk season!!
I am a proud participant of the Snoqualmie Finally Friday Art and Wine walks and have been for three years now. The 2019 season kicked off on May 31st with an amazing turn out, I think they've added several new and very talented local artists this year and I hope I get to meet them all. These are always very popular events so be sure to get your tickets early to enjoy the wine, food, music, and art!
The art walk is always the last Friday of each month from May through September in historic downtown Snoqualmie, from 6pm - 9pm. For more details on participating wineries or to buy tickets, please visit the website:
The next one is on June 28th, I hope to see you there!
I love driving through downtown Snoqualmie and seeing my artwork up on their streetlight banners, what an honor! I won the Plein Air painting competition in 2017 and was thrilled when the city approached me about featuring my winning composition on their banners. There are four different artworks by four different winners and they really add a beautiful custom touch to the town center. Be sure to look up next time you're passing through! The city has an article about the banners here:
My little feature as follows:
The small works show at Gallery North runs through the end of March and I am excited to have four of my pieces available for purchase! The show is always very popular and showcases 150 pieces by over 50 artists.
"This highly anticipated event includes a wide array of small paintings depicting a variety of subjects including landscape, wildlife, portraiture, still life and more. All paintings are for sale, and collectors are advised to come early for the best selection."
All works for sale are available to view on the gallery's website:
Gallery North | 401 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone | 425-774-0946
There was a great turnout at this year's Railroad Day's Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out and I really enjoyed participating again at this fun annual event! I found a nice spot by the river down in Sandy Cove Park and noticed a few other artists perched on the edge of the riverbank between two large trees. This looked like a great composition full of contrast, highlights, and shadows. I always enjoy painting outdoors in the fresh air for a couple hours, one of life's many joys!
It was great to see all the other artists' works, particularly from the artist I painted in my own work, there was a lot of talent on display. I came away with third place this year, already looking forward to next year! A big thank you to the Snoqualmie Arts Commission for hosting this wonderful event.
I am pleased to announce that I have several pieces featured in Lynn Adams latest edition of her Beauty and Bounty cook book series "A Celebration of Olympic National Park and Olympic Coast Cuisine". The book is now available for purchase on Amazon.com :
The book is full of delicious recipes and stunning artwork, all of which capture the essence and feel of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I can't wait to try many of the irresistible dishes including Maple Ginger Salmon Bites, Moscato Poached Pear Salad, Rainbow Trout with Hazelnut Butter, and Northwest Waterfront Stew.
I love how Lynn has paired such a unique variety of Northwest artwork with her tasty recipes, the book is a must-have for any Northwest art or cooking enthusiast. The images are vibrant and recipes are clear and easy to follow, it would also make a special gift sure to impress.
"Beauty and Bounty, A Celebration of Olympic National Park and Olympic Coast Cuisine is a road trip through the National Park via stunning paintings from the mountains, through the forest, to the wild coast. Along the way, you will find recipes created with the rich bounty from farms, orchards and waters of the Olympic Peninsula."
UPDATE: All three pieces entered into the exhibition have sold! Already looking forward to next year's small works show.
This morning I dropped off three small watercolor paintings that have been juried into Gallery North's annual Small Works exhibition and caught a glimpse of many of the other works already being hung. There were so many beautiful pieces, it is sure to be a popular show! Additionally, this year Gallery North have displayed all the artworks in the show on their website:
The exhibition is up during the month of March, make sure to stop by if you find yourself in the Edmonds area!
401 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020
Hours: Sunday - Monday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
As a continuation of my Northwest birds endeavor, I have now finished a couple portraits of some resident hummingbirds! These two are female calliope hummingbirds and frequent visitors to my feeder in the summer. Though they don't have the striking fuchsia neck markings of the males, they have their own subtle beauty with gorgeous iridescent green backs and shimmering champagne coloring on their sides.
Available as a print set on Etsy:
I received a lovely bird feeder last year for Christmas and put it outside our front bay window so I could watch the birds enjoy the tasty seeds in our garden. Chickadees have always been one of my favorite birds, I love their "chickadee" song and curious nature. I was so pleased to see they were some of the first visitors to my new feeder! I set up my camera one morning and took several great snaps of these little marvels and finally got around to painting them this winter.
I plan to do a whole Northwest bird series to include Stellar Jays, Hummingbirds, Bald Eagles, and Great Blue Herons, and then include them in a Northwest bird note card set. Check back for updates!
Please inquire directly if you are interested in the originals, prints can be purchased on my Etsy site:
Check out my artist feature on Seattle Refined!
Seattle Refined: How long have you been creating? Do you work with other mediums?
Jacqueline Tribble: A couple years ago my mom ran into my preschool teacher and one of her first questions was "Does Jacqueline still like to paint?" I started my first sketchbook at 3 years old, needless to say art has been a lifelong passion. At the University of Washington I was educated in oil painting and I've dabbled in acrylics and gouache, but watercolor is my medium of choice. I love layering translucent colors and really building a painting from the ground up. The pure white of the paper is so reflective and gives a beautiful luminosity under the rich watercolor pigments laid on top.
Can you tell us about your artistic process and how the different stages work into it?
My studio work starts with a series of original photographs, often taken during hikes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I then manipulate the photographs in editing software to get my final image that I want to work on for my finished piece. Trees and plants get moved around, colors get heightened or subdued, and once satisfied I use it as my reference photograph. I then stretch my watercolor paper and loosely sketch my composition. I do all of my work freehand (no projectors, tracing, or grids) because I often keep manipulating the sketch before I begin putting paint to paper, then it is a matter of building up the lights and darks with several layers of watercolors.
When not in the studio I also enjoy painting en plein air, it is an opportunity to impulsively create a painting in a matter of an hour or two and quickly explore color and shape relationships. Occasionally I will use plein air sketches as references for studio work as well.
Tell us about where your inspiration for your art come from?
The natural world and all it has to offer. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and I am constantly captivated by the variety of flora, fauna, and landscapes in this special part of the world. From the misty cloud cover in the winters to the bright cloudless skies of the summer, the light is ever changing and can transform the most familiar scene into something special that I must put down on paper.
Do you have a specific “beat” you like best – nature, food, profiles etc?
Nature is what I like best! I never get bored of the subject, there is always an endless supply of inspiration.
Do you have one piece of art that means more to you, or is extremely special to you?
I lived in England for several years and fell in love with the little English robins there. They don't look much like the robins here, except for the orange breast, and they are the sweetest songbirds I've ever encountered. While walking in one of the National Parks I heard one singing and kept searching for the a speck of orange among the trees, when I finally spotted it I took several photographs which inspired me to paint its portrait a year later. I have the original framed on my dining room wall and it reminds me of my time in England and of those lovely tiny birds.
What experiences in your life have affected your art the most?
During college I did a study abroad program in Rome for several months. It was a studio art program and it was the first time that I really got to explore what I wanted to paint, rather than being told and shown what to paint. I went out with my sketchbook everyday to different locations in the city and quickly discovered my passion for interpreting landscapes in watercolor. This was the start of the subject and medium I still pursue today.
If we want to see more of your work where should we go to find?
My website: www.jacquelinetribble.com. On my website I keep a blog with current events and make sure to update all my latest work in my online portfolio. Additionally, I have framed and matted prints for sale at a shop called Millstream on Bainbridge Island. I'm also on Etsy, Facebook, and Pinterest:
What is next for you? Anything you’re working on right now that you’re really excited about?
I moved to North Bend last year and have only just started painting the local landscape, I keep getting more excited about the endless possibilities it has to offer! An author has recently reached out to me and will be including some of my work in an upcoming cookbook focused on the Olympic Peninsula, it will be part of the new Beauty and Bounty series by Lynn Adams. I'll put more information on my website closer to publication.
Lastly, how do you take your coffee? We ask everyone!
In tiramisu (does that count?!) If I am going to consume coffee, it needs to be in that delicious Italian dessert! I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I do love tea.
Artist, travel enthusiast, gardener, photographer, born and raised in the PNW.