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Jeanne Vodden Watercolor workshop in Cottonwood, CA – March 2014

Hello Young Budding Artist,
This is my first time hosting Jeanne Vodden, I can't tell you how excited I am. Class is filling up and after you check out her web page you will know why that is happening.  Jeanne has sent me her supply list and her description of the class she will be teaching.
Date: March 1 & 2
Time: 9-4 breaking one hour for lunch
Where: 19295 Luna Rosa, Cottonwood, Ca, My Studio
Cost: $170
I am now taking deposits: Your check saves you a spot in this class. Checks will not be cashed till class time. Please make checks payable to Sandi Palmer, send to PO Box 1618, Cottonwood, CA 96022
From Jeanne:
My materials list is below.  I'm going to leave the subject matter open along with the choice of painting size.  However if we are in close quarters then students should take that into account and work smaller.  I will spend a lot of time showing students my techniques and working on a small painting, which students can choose to follow along, if they desire.   I will bring color copies which they can work from either drawing freehand or tracing.  I will do a short critique at the end of the workshop if desired, talking not about how well students have understood my techniques, but on the merits of their own work, given each student's skill level.  I will give suggestions on color, composition and subject matter, and a little about theme and style.
I've also included, below, a short bio.

Looking forward to my visit in Cottonwood and the workshop with you!

Jeannie Vodden
P. O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 257-0534

My website:  http://www.jeannievodden.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/jeannie.vodden
My fan page on Facebook: fans of jeannie vodden

Jeannie Vodden’s Watercolor Classes and Workshops

Materials List

Paper: Artist-grade cold-press paper, 140 lb. (Stretched preferred) or 300 lb. Clipped, stapled or

taped on gatorboard or other hard surface.

• Use ¼ sheet, ½ sheet or full sheet, your choice

• Watercolor pads, 140 lb., 11 x 14 or larger, are okay

• I recommend Arches brand paper.

• Be prepared with extra paper for practice studies.

Brushes: Round synthetic or sable: #6, #10 or #12, #14 or #16, #26

I like Robert Simmons White Sable brushes, Robert Simmons “Sienna”, and Princeton brushes but

any good synthetic or sable brush will be fine.

Palette: Large Professional palette with areas for mixing colors.



Essential for workshop:

My three favorite colors… I almost always use these.

Winsor Yellow, or another transparent yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium okay)

Permanent Rose

Thalo Blue or Winsor Blue (green shade)

FYI, but not necessary for workshop… colors on my palette

Winsor Orange

French Ultramarine Blue

Perylene Green

Winsor & Newton Green Gold

Thalo Yellow Green (Grumbacher), or Skip’s Green (Cheap Joe’s)

Winsor Lemon or other transparent lemon yellow

Cobalt Blue

Winsor Dioxazine Violet

Alizarin Crimson

Quinacridone Magenta

Phtalo Turquoise (Daniel Smith)

Winsor Green (blue shade)


Water containers: Two - quart or larger plastic containers


2B pencil and sharpener or automatic pencil

Graphite transfer paper (no wax) to transfer a drawing if desired.

Kneaded eraser

Household sponge


Paper towels and/or Kleenex

Masking Tape, Artist Tape or blue tape (to tape your paper to board)

Spray Bottle



*I work on a slanted surface, so bring something sturdy to prop up your work ie: pencil


For further information email: jeanniesart@att.net

Website: www.jeannievodden.com




Jeannie Vodden


Jeannie Vodden's interest in the variety of textures and patterns found in both natural and man-made objects is the starting point for most of her paintings. She adds natural light, sometimes a figure, occasionally a dash of fantasy, and pulls it all together with a limited palette. Her preference for the complex play of form and light is balanced by her use of a very simple palette. Starting with only three colors, and seldom using more than six, she glazes many transparent layers. Each layer modifies the last, changing the color and adding a multi-leveled glow. The visual effects of glazing are revealed in an unusual feeling of depth of color. The results are stunning and unique.


Jeannie is a popular instructor of watercolor. She has taught workshops throughout California and out of state for 19 years and she teaches regular classes at University Art in Sacramento. She enjoys demonstrating her watercolor  techniques to art and community organizations and finds the challenge of judging art competitions rewarding.


She has shown her work in galleries and businesses in throughout California. For years she demonstrated in the “California Works” Fine Art Show at the California State Fair, sharing her work and talking to visitors of the well-regarded fine art venue.


In the fall she opens her home studio to the public for the Amador County Art Studio Tours.


Each year Jeannie designs a theme fair window at the Amador County Fair for the Amador Stars, the local Cancer support organization. For 2010 and 2011 and again in 2014 release she has designed unique and beautiful fine art wine labels for Young’s Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, California.


In Jeannie's words, "My desire is to combine a child’s sense of wonder with an experienced artist's hand."




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