DEB WARD ART
Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”
Monday, August 24, 2015
My aim was for everyone to get one jar, board and peeling paint section completed and then they could all finish up at home. Mission accomplished!
Each artist was happy with her work and everyone not only got along well, but created some new friendships. I consider this weekend workshop a success!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
It was so pleasant that we ate lunch outside and enjoyed the view while we got to know one another better.
Later in the afternoon we looked out across the lake to see the little piggies terrorizing the little calves - and watched all of the mama cows terrorizing the little piggies! We decided the piggies looked like a "gang" of thugs - and they had obviously gotten out of their fenced area. So now we have the Piglet Gang - wonder where they will strike next! (My husband later found them and will get them back where they belong!)
Monday, August 17, 2015
Two friends went with me and I dropped my painting and another friend's painting, and then, since we were a bit early, we went into the demo room and helped Kathleen put up a few of her paintings on easels. She needed that help - she had a broken foot (!) and was able to stand, but needed the aid of a walker which she used like a scooter (!) to get around.
Her demo was straighforward, well thought out and explained clearly. I'm sure her workshop was very worthwhile, interesting and entertaining - she had a few fun stories she shared with us, and I'll bet she shared more during her workshop!
Kathleen told us that she has very few old, bad paintings any more since she has begun using this technique. Now she has to borrow them from her artist friends!
Here are some photos of her delightful presentation.
|Loosening paint on an old painting|
|Adding scribbles from a Caran d'Ache crayon|
|Adding her "secret formula" . . .|
|. . . and spreading it around . . .|
|. . . scraping around for texture|
|Another old painting on which she had begun painting - note her value study lower right corner|
|Adding interest with small areas of paint|
|At the end of the demo Kathleen held up the painting she had been working on and one that was near |
completion - that she had done using the same value study - so that we could compare them.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
It was The Hoosier Salon Preview and Awards night in Indianapolis. For once it did not rain when I drove up and we didn't get lost getting there - but we did get lost on the way home - and so it goes! Thank goodness for GPS!!!
For this event reservations are required - which allows patrons to view the artworks and buy before the general public. This also allows artists and patrons to make connections.
But it's also kind of "sneaky" - they don't let you know if you are about to win an award, but they know if you will be present to accept, due to your reservation!
Anyway - once again, in about mid-pack, my name was flashed on the screen - I won an award for Outstanding Watermedia and . . . the painting sold! To the same man who purchased last year's painting, but this time I got to meet him.
I met a few new people, and had the unexpected delight to see a woman who lives just a few miles from me - it was her first time entering and her painting was accepted. I was excited for her, since last year was my first time entering and exhibiting.
Art openings are always fun anyway, but especially so when your painting is selected for an award.
So - you may be asking "what painting sold ?" Just look up at my blog header - "Luscious" has gone to a new home!
Monday, July 27, 2015
This was after our second session using the fluid acrylics.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I'm providing the paints, brushes and palettes (styro plates) for them to experiment with since none have used the fluid acrylics before and I hate for people to spend a lot of money just to try something. I have an array of these paints, primarily DaVinci and Chroma, but a few Golden thrown in - they are smaller size so I'm thinking they came into my possession via the Golden company's demonstration and give away programs.
If they like it, I'm sure they will be going out to purchase MORE PAINT - just what we all need, right!!!
All of the paintings are from our first day of working on them. Mine is in there somewhere but I can't tell which it is without looking at the back where I wrote the student's name. I know mine is NOT the best looking one!
So far they seem to be enjoying this experience. Not everyone will be here each week - but I'll try to keep up with photos as the weeks pass.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Here are Mom and Dad - whoa, not such a pretty sight!!!!
Yum - - - B A C O N!!!!!