Available as a print set on Etsy:
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.
I have a selection of work on display at Dreamclinic in Bellevue/Redmond until January 2018! Dreamclinic provides acupuncture and massage therapy on the Eastside and they have a lovely facility for displaying artwork both in the large reception area and in the many therapy rooms. Stop in and have a look at some of my latest watercolor compositions, and why not book a relaxing massage at the same time?
15436 Bel-Red Road
Redmond WA 98052
Phone: (425) 274-3430
Fax: (206) 267-0814
Monday through Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
After pulling into the Dreamclinic driveway, continue to the back of the parking lot and continue to the right. After turning you will see the entrance to Dreamclinic, the entrance doors face west.
The final Snoqualmie Art and Wine Walk of the year is happening this Friday 9/29! There will be artists in action, music, light appetizers, and of course delicious wine! A great way to end the work week with family and friends, buy your tickets online in advance for only $15 (includes wine glass, wine charm, 5 tastings, and appetizers):
The event is from 6pm-9pm on Friday September 29th in downtown historic Snoqualmie on Railroad Avenue, hope to see you there!
The Beauty of the Northwest show at Gallery North in Edmonds is now open and I am please to have two of my latest compositions accepted into the exhibition. Both are available for purchase, "Rialto Beach" and "Northwest Sunlight".
There are over 60 beautiful works from talented local artists available for sale, showcasing all of the beautiful natural assets that this special part of the world has to offer. Be sure to stop by and have a look, you won't be disappointed! The show is up until Friday September 29th.
401 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: (425) 744-0946
Snoqualmie Railroad Days is just around the corner and I am excited to announce I will be a participating artist during Arts in the Parks on Saturday 8/19. Arts in the Park is provided by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission and will be featuring artist in action and a Plein Air Paintout, where you can see artists out in the town and surrounding areas painting on-sight. I will be working on my latest watercolor piece under the railroad park covered area (this is my first time participating, but I'm pretty sure that is where the old-growth log is usually on view), in addition I will have lots of my matted fine art prints and greeting cards available for purchase.
Don't miss this fun event for the whole family, featuring entertainment stages, vendors, a grand parade, children’s activity areas, timber sports demonstrations, food & drink venues as well as the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast that started it all! More information about the event and schedule can be found on their website here:
Arts in the Park
Dates: Aug 19-20, 2017 (I will only be participating on the 19th)
Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Railroad Park Covered Area
Hope to see you there!
I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be the guest artist at the Art Gallery of SnoValley throughout July and August! A selection of my watercolor landscape and botanical compositions are on display at the gallery alongside many beautiful works by the talented members of the Mt Si Artist Guild.
The gallery is right in the heart of downtown Snoqualmie on Railroad Ave, spend a day out exploring the beautiful scenery and attractions of this historic town and stop in to view some fantastic local artwork.
The gallery is open 7 days a week, 11am - 6pm
Art Gallery of SnoValley
8130 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Tel: (425) 213-9321
The Northwest Watercolor Societies International Exhibition is well underway! The show is full of beautiful watercolor works from renowned international artists and continues through the second weekend in June at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. Link below to the press release!
North Bend artist chosen for Northwest Watercolor Society exhibition
The Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) has announced that Jacqueline Tribble of North Bend has been chosen as one of the 60 artists to participate in the 77th annual International Open Exhibition, on display through June 2 at the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor.
All are welcome to attend an opening reception, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29. Following the reception, artists are encouraged to sharpen their plein air painting skills in scenic Gig Harbor.
Tribble’s painting, Northwest Sunrise, was chosen by internationally known juror Keiko Tanabe out of more than 450 entries from nine countries and 16 states.
“Watercolor is said to be an unforgiving medium as it does not hide what’s beneath a brush mark,” said Tanabe. “To make final selections I looked for a mastery of technical skills, a strong composition, originality, and perhaps more importantly, how the artist communicated their emotion through their unique expression.”
Tribble’s interest in art began at a very early age; she studied art throughout her schooling and completed a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washington. During her studies she traveled to Rome, where she began to explore and hone her artistic skills and interests. After finishing her degree, she went to New York and Europe with sketchbooks in hand, visiting some of the world’s most renowned art museums and galleries.
Her work has been exhibited and collected in several countries including the US, Italy, and the United Kingdom. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest, as there is never a shortage of inspiration. The moody weather fronts, unique flora and fauna, and the dramatic mountains and coastlines are among her favorite subjects. For more information about Tribble, visit her website, www.jacquelinetribble.com.
My latest solo exhibition is now on display at Snoqualmie City Hall! This is my first time exhibiting several of my latest pieces; the display has a nice fresh Spring theme, with lots of flowers and blue skies (not that we've seen many of those lately here in the Seattle area).
Many thanks to the lovely ladies at city hall for helping me hang my work, what a great exhibition space! My show is on the second floor and will be on display until June. City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8am until 5pm, I hope you get a chance to stop by!
Artist, travel enthusiast, gardener, photographer, born and raised in the PNW.