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”

Monday, March 16, 2009


The painting finished with the addition of the book marker, black Bible edges and background.

This painting has turned out to be a very emotional experience for me. Even though I was quite young when my grandfather died I still miss him, and this painting has stirred up a lot of memories for me. While this painting didn’t start out as a tribute to my grandfather, it has turned out to be. My grandfather was a Mason and he always lived by the Golden Rule. He taught me to believe that it is probably the only rule we really need.

The name of the painting is courtesy of my friend, Sharon, and it is a great title. My grandfather was a good man, loved by many.

The Measure of a Man, (In memory of Ed Dieselberg), 14x18, fluid acrylics and collage on watercolor board.


Vicki Greene said...

This is a beautiful and touching painting. Excellent!

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful painting, Deb, and such a loving tribute to your grandfather. I bet this is truly awesome up close and in person - maybe I'll get to see it at the spring show?

debwardart said...

Thanks - while painting this I began to understand what artists mean when they say the painting "speaks to them".
Rhonda - it will be in Aurora then, I think!

Deb L├ęger said...

Beautiful! I love the old look of the bible and the ruler and that lace is to die for!