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”

Friday, March 6, 2009


I’m not a religious person, but for some reason the idea came to me to use the Golden Rule as a basis for a painting.

My original thought was to use casein, but then decided to use my fluid acrylics instead. The painting set up is composed of an old doily that may have been made by my grandmother (otherwise it is one that I found in a local antique store), my confirmation Bible and my grandfather’s ruler.

Here is the beginning – drawn out onto watercolor board, with the printed bible pages affixed with acrylic matte medium. I had to make a few attempts to get them sized properly for the painting. Then a wash of white and raw sienna was put over the background area.


RHCarpenter said...

Whew, glad I read that the written pages are actually written pages - otherwise, I was coming to get you with the men in white coats! This will be a wonderful painting, Deb, and will hold such of part of your own history (your Bible, your gm's doily).

debwardart said...

Thanks! This one meant a lot to me as I painted it.