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, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
One day I opened an art magazine and was dumbfounded – for a moment I thought it was my painting! When I showed it to my husband, he thought the same thing!
The artist who is in the magazine lives in Pennsylvania and paints in oil, but it really looks like the same truck – even the angle of the photo is the same!
(My photo and painting are on the left side above)
“My Age, But in Better Shape”
Monday, November 23, 2009
This old truck had probably been brown in its early days, but had faded out to a rosy pink. I think it made for a great painting, thanks to my husband!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This was the car that caught my attention before the farmer drove out his yellow classic! (See my previous post “Bill’s Beauty” on November 4).
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Then we have the crated works which were shipped - the farthest from Petersburg, Alaska, although one may have travelled more miles. That painting was mistakenly shipped to IDAHO before it made it's way to Cincinnati!
The opening on Friday night was well attended, and several of my friends won awards!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sadly, I was not as organized then as I am now (???) - thanks to digital camera and computer - makes it a lot harder for me to actually loose things - and I would be hard-pressed to locate my old photos. But, if I do find them some day, I think I may repaint some of these old cars and see if I can do a better job now.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
One day, I was driving down the local highway past an old (1800’s) and beautiful home that I always admire. On that particular day the sun was shining and it glinted off the windshield of an old car for sale, so I pulled into the drive and looked around. Seeing no one, I started to take some photos of the car. Just then a man came out from behind the barn and I introduced myself and told him why I was trespassing (!) and taking photos. He wasn’t upset at all, and asked me if I’d like to see another car.
Well, he took me around to a building behind the barn where it was clear he liked to restore old cars! He proceeded to pull a tarp off of a lump and there was a beautifully restored old Chrysler. He asked if I’d be interested in some photos of it, and when I said “yes” he proceeded to fire it up (what a “purr” that engine had!) and drive it out onto the front lawn where I took several photos.
The first painting painted from those photos sold before I could get a picture of it! However, I still have this one in my “collection”!