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”

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

WORKSHOPS

Two workshops are offered in August, 2019.


Painting a Watercolor Still Life with Silver
Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI
August 9-10, 2019    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (Friday and Saturday)
$125
About the Workshop
This workshop is open to all levels.  Using drawing provided, students will paint a still life that includes silver objects.

Deb will discuss and demonstrate how to paint the various elements of a still life including set ups, composition, paints, use of color, mixing paints and various techniques of classic transparent watercolor.  We will be using a limited palette for this workshop.

Each participant will have the opportunity to create a finished painting with on-going critique and assistance from the instructor

Drawing and directions will be mailed when your registration is received.
Bring a sack lunch and beverage.  Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.


Painting a Watercolor Still Life with Stripes and Roses
Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI
August 16-17, 2019    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (Friday and Saturday)
$125

About the Workshop
This workshop is open to all levels.  Using drawing provided, students will paint a still life with lots of undulating stripes (what fun!) and roses.

Deb will discuss and demonstrate how to paint the various elements of a still life including set ups, composition, paints, use of color, mixing paints and various techniques of classic transparent watercolor. 

Each participant will have the opportunity to create a finished painting with on-going critique and assistance from the instructor

Drawing and directions will be mailed when your registration is received.
Bring a sack lunch and beverage.  Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.
About the Artist
In the mid-1990’s Deb reignited her early love of art by studying watercolor.  She now also works with fluid acrylics.  Deb began teaching watercolor in 2004 and holds weekly classes in her home, seasonal classes for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and workshops throughout the year.   Her work has been recognized in local, state and national shows, national publications and books (see list below).  Deb holds signature status in four state art societies.  In addition, Deb has chaired ViewPoint, a national multimedia art competition, and is a past president of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society where she remains an active member. 

Deb is a Signature Member of Georgia Watercolor Society, Ohio Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Indiana.

Artist Statement for Deb Ward

Teaching watercolor to adult students is my passion!  Most have been waiting a long time to rekindle their lost love of art just as I did, and I take pleasure in watching them excel.

The luminosity of water media and the way colors mingle on the paper are what drew me to the mediums of watercolor and fluid acrylic.  My favorite ways to paint are by glazing (layering of colors) or by dropping color onto very wet paper, then spattering or dripping paint and salt to create texture in the original wash layer.  I love color and strive for striking, sunlit images in most of my work.  I enjoy working in a "series" of similar subjects or ideas, in a realistic manner.  My subject matter rarely involves a figure, but often implies the human element. 
“With few exceptions, when you see my work you know exactly what you are looking at”.

Deb Ward
1165 Chappelow Ridge Road
West Harrison, IN  47060
812-637-3090

PUBLICATIONS
2016
AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture (Pub. 2016) – “Peekaboo Bear”

2015
Acrylic Artist (Summer 2015) – “Poured Yupo Peony”
AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (Pub. 2015) – “Poured Yupo Peony”
The Artist’s Magazine 31st All Media Competition:  Winner, Watercolor Division, July/August 2015 Issue – “Japanese Tea”
The Artist’s Magazine Over 60 Competition – Finalist – “Ying Yang Mums” listed in March 2015 issue

2014
 The Artistic Touch 6
The Artist’s Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition: Still Life/Interior – Finalist - “Oriental Roses” (Acrylic), “Yin Yang Mums” (Watercolor) – December 2014 Issue
AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting, FW Publications – “Oriental Roses”
Watercolor Artist Magazine, 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase – 4th Place, April, 2014 Issue

2009 
Best of America Watermedia Artists, Vol. II, Kennedy Publishing, 2009



Thursday, April 19, 2018

WIP - PEONIES FINAL

Following the last post of this one, I keep looking at it and had it critiqued by my painting friends.  Then I added deeper values, then some turquoise around the outside edges and faded it out. 

This began as a class project and was never intended as a finalized painting. 

At some point you just gotta say "done"!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

WIP - Peonies!

The centers are added, as well as a couple stems and light pink-ish wash in the background.

Can't decide if this one is finished or not.

What do you think??

Thursday, April 5, 2018

WIP - Peonies!

Gradually layering the colors on the peonies.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

WIP - Peonies!

Peonies again!

This is on Arches hot press.  The paint blossomed in some areas, but I like that since this is an organic subject.


Sunday, March 25, 2018

WIP - Veggie Stiff Life

This little still life was done with a student.

First - which I did not take a photo of - we added a very light layer of raw sienna on garlic, light yellow on tomato and squash.

Second - we added more color to the veggies - as seen here.

Last - we added additional layers in detail on each veggie, shadows and the blue stripes on the dish towel
This was an exercise in painting a little looser; not all of the details were added, nor as much time expended.

I think it turned out as a cute little still life.

We each used a watercolor board - mine was Arches, his was Canson.  We both felt the Arches performed better - it was easier to blend and also  lifted better.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Comments Appreciated

Well . . . .

It seems I have forgotten to read my comments - so have just published some old ones.

I will blame this on any one, or all, of the following:
1.  I'm Old and getting Forgetful.
2.  I'm a new grandmother.
3.  I've been crocheting like a fiend.
4.  I've been preparing for classes.
5.  Just got a laptop - finally! - and trying to figure it out.
6.  It's winter and I'm hibernating
7.  I'm Old and getting Forgetful.

Note to Constance - - - go to AllFreeCrochet.  There you will find that a whole world of crochet awaits you!  Sorry it took me so long to reply (see above excuses).  Good luck.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

FRUIT ON STEAMER BASKET




Almost finished.  I will reassess shadows and decide where I need more darks.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

FRUIT ON STEAMER BASKET




Beginning the apples, and some of the reflected colors on the strainer.  Obviously some work done on the lace.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

FRUIT ON STEAMER BASKET

Following the grapes . . . 


. . . then the lemon.


The painting after several layers on grapes and lemon.