|Fiesta, 22x30, Watercolor, Arches 300# CP|
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, September 7, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The shadows were added, making sure that I used just a touch of the color of each saucer and cup in the shadow. Then I "lived with it" for a while before deciding if it was finished.
There are still some small bits of miskit on the painting at this point - something which I had forgotten about. Having been on for so long, some of the miskit was difficult to pull off - to be honest, some may still be on there! In a few spots I used an Xacto knife to cut off the miskit.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I found the cute pattern for cup shaped coasters, and then had to make "saucers" also. I assigned a color to each friend! Now they have 8 coasters!
Then I couldn't find boxes to fit the coasters, so I made some myself from watercolor paper! You can see one box with the coasters nestled inside (below). Originally I tried to make origami boxes, but got my measurements off, so that was a complete disaster.
I then cut simple boxes and taped them together. Well, you can't have plain white boxes, now, can you?? So then I decoupaged initials and something that made me think of each of them. Maybe they will use those boxes to store the coasters and think of me this year!
Monday, June 26, 2017
Since I have been heavily into crochet, most of mine were crocheted objects, but not all.
Here are baskets I made - different sizes and shapes - one for each of my friends. Some began using the baskets right away - filling them with pastel pencils or pens - or their drink glass! I told my friends to use them until they "dissolve"! I'm still new at this and not sure I always finish off the way I'm supposed to.
Another gift was a neat journal I found last year just after that retreat. I'm just proud of myself that I was able to keep track of them and not lose them over the course of the year! The one below is one I kept for myself; the others all had different designs. These are nice because they have a zipper where you can store your pens.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
|Here is SOME of what I took - which does not include more bedding|
my duffle bag, two coolers and some food!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
I left this painting at this stage to show my classes how important value is.
We joked that only "Flat Stanley" could sit on the chair on the left - but the chair on the right now has depth - we could sit down on that chair!
So many struggle with value. This picture shows a dramatic "before" and "after" on how to use value easily and effectively.