Next I began to show the bricks with quick swipes of color.
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, April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Originally I thought I would pour this photo, but after looking it over again I decided direct painting was the way to go!
I printed out the photo in line work and enlarged it. Even so, there is still a lot of drawing in that needs to take place before painting can begin.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ah ha - - - she found out that, even though you set out to work in one area, you notice something that bothers you in another area, so you go over there to paint, then you realize you didn't paint the area you thought you should paint, so you go back there, until you realize another area on the other side of the painting needs help . . . . well, you get the idea!
And, sometimes, you see a spot that needs "help", you get paint on your brush - and then find yourself sitting with your brush mid-air, having no idea where you are supposed to put the paint that is on your brush!!!
It's not as cut and dried as it looks!!! Haha.
I think it may be done - or else I'm just done looking at it!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
First I traced the photo (I know, cheating . . . ) but - then it took me several hours to carefully compare the photo to the tracing, adding and erasing lines as necessary, until I had all of the leaves.
Then I added the blue sky and greens of possible leaves in the background.
And, by the way, the paper used here is a print paper, not technically a watercolor paper. It has the properties of hot press w/c paper, and is acid free. Sometimes I like to use different papers, just to try them out.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The grill has been painted in. I find painting all of those little areas very "zen"-like.