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 28, 2009


The second batik workshop was this past weekend and I did remember my camera! I even remembered to take a few photos!

Here are some of the ladies diligently working on their masterpieces.

I set up in my living room for painting, and we had just enough room.

Here they are waxing in the dining room. Drying took place in the laundry room and ironing in the kitchen!

It's a process, that's for sure!

Here are some of the paintings in progress below. The bird's nest is taken from a magazine photo and Diane added the branches. (These are all for both educational and personal use, so that is not a problem).
Below is Teresa's sunflower.
Here is Diane's bird's nest - it makes me think I'm in the tree looking down at it!
Here is Pam's lily.
I forgot to get photos of all of the paintings before they left for the day, but overall I think they all were happy with their completed paintings - they left with smiles on their faces!


Anonymous said...

It looks like we are working so hard in those pictures! I guess we were, but it was MUCH more fun than work. And what a spot to paint! At your "spa," we could look out at the lake as we painted and be inspired. Thanks, Deb, for the BEST time and such great instruction!.......Diane

RHCarpenter said...

Looks like some great artwork was created, Deb. Hope you did one or two yourself, too :)

Arti said...

Batik is a very popular art form in India but what you did at workshop was something else!Great art pieces.I can caertainly see that you enjyoed it a lot!:)

debwardart said...

Thanks Diane! Your bird's nest turned out great!
Rhonda - just one first day - way too busy the 2nd day! But I'm planning on one or two after the workshops while it's fresh in my mind.
Arti - everyone had fun and learned something - can't ask for more than that!

Anonymous said...

Everyone did leave with a smile on their face. We had a great time, such a learning experence.
Thank you, Deb, for opening your lovely home to us for this workshop.
"A time to remember."

Gaylynn said...

Your workshop looked like it went well and produced some really good pieces. Congratulations you and your participants.
Thanks for you for your comments on my painting.
I will see you at the meeting on Wednesday. I have to leave around 11:40 because I am getting a private tour at the Taft. My boss is a docent there and has offered to give me and a some friends a tour. Would you like to join us? We are beginning with lunch there then the tour. We are going to move from room to room casually. We get to choose as much as we want to learn as we go along. Think about it and you can let me know Wednesday. See you soon.

Cheryl said...

This looks like a lot of fun - and beautiful paintins. I am intrigued.

debwardart said...

Hi Cheryl, glad you came and enjoyed the photos.

Stilin Studio said...

Oh how I would love to attend one of your workshops - I absolutely am in love with the batik look, and want to learn this technique!! Any chance you'd come out to Connecticut to teach?!!