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, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I painted some cobalt blue across the fabric to give it dimension, then began painting in the fabric colors.
Monday, February 8, 2016
For years I have been collecting objects, fabric and decorative paper as inspiration for paintings. Since I really like to do these simple still lifes, I decided to go "back to my roots" so to speak and try doing a few more of these.
Here is the set up for this painting.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
A young woman contacted me about a house commission for her parents. Seems each time they move, they have a small watercolor of their home commissioned.
Even though she contacted me on the internet, she said my name was familiar. After talking with her, we found out we know people in common! Small world!
This is a very small painting, especially for me - the final framed area will measure only 6 in. x 10 in. I painted it slightly larger so there will be some "wiggle room" for the framer.
With her directions on color - very hard to tell from the photograph I was given - I made some paint color choices and texted them to her for her mother's selection.
Then I began working on the sky, foreground, trees and shrubs.
I hope her parents are happy with the result.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
|Here is a drawer for drawing and ink supplies.|
|This is my watercolor drawer.|
|Here are all of my acrylic supplies on the shelves - the stuff on top is . . . . "stuff"! |
Hope I'm not already beginning to make a mess! Not sure where these
will finally end up, but they are in the room and stored out of the way for now.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Well, I'm not really enjoying the process, but hopefully it's a good omen for how I will feel about the room when it is finished!
Monday, January 18, 2016
|Storage for my folding tables on the back wall, folding chairs on right side, odds and ends that will |
apparently never leave my house . . . . and the shoe hanger on the right.
|On the left is more storage on shelves and my paintings on the floor. Yes, that's my|
daughter's graduation gown - some things you just can't part with, I guess!
Friday, January 1, 2016
I've spent the last month or so painting - but the wrong kind! Walls and shelves, not Fine Art! Still have a long way to go on that project.
I took a little time to review 2015 and thought I would share with you a recap of my artistic accomplishments (below). It was a good year for me.
This year I'll continue to enter some shows and hope to get into a few. My classes continue and there will be a few small workshops throughout the year. (You can go to my Workshops Page above to see a list of those).
- Georgia Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibit – Flight of the Bumblebee
Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibit – Central Time Ohio
- Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 35th Annual International Juried Exhibition – Fun With Marbles
- Hoosier Salon Annual Juried – (two accepted); Luscious won Outstanding Watermedia Award
- Watercolor Society of
Annual Juried Show – Dragon Tea - was selected to highlight the exhibit Indiana
- KWS 38th Annual National Juried Aqueous Show – Peekaboo Bear
- The Artist’s Magazine 31st All Media Competition, July/August 2015 issue – “Japanese Tea” won the Watercolor Division
- The Artist’s Magazine Over 60 Competition – Finalist – “Ying Yang Mums” listed in March 2015 issue
- AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (book) – “Poured Yupo Peony”
- Acrylic Artist Magazine, Summer edition – “Poured Yupo Peony” was also selected to be in this magazine
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
On the edge of the parking lot of the restaurant were these metal sculptures. They look to have been created using scrap materials, and I got a kick out of them. There must be a story behind them!
|Can you see the 2 spiders?|
|Here's a guy on a horse - view one and . . .|
|. . . view two, more from the side. Makes me think of Don Quixote!|
|There is also this guy - looks like a military man!|