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, December 14, 2009

GOURDS 2

I then miskited the areas I wanted to keep light and then poured hooker green and thalo blue, followed by more miskiting.
Some more random pours to either add darks or to emphasize some of the colors.
Then all of the miskit was removed.
I should add that this painting is on Fabriano Artistico 140 and was not taped down - I let it drape and fall to make the colors move.

Then the painting sat a few days since I was way too busy to get back to it.
However, I left it on the piano and glanced at it as I went by, so it was in my mind in a peripheral way – seeing it and making assessments, but not really cognizant of doing that. (I sometimes think that’s how I go through life now – just randomly seeing and doing things but not totally cognizant! I’m blaming my age on the fact that I have the attention span of a gnat!)

5 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Deb,
Thanks for your comment on my blog and thoughts toward healing. That is going pretty good. The therapist is working the heel pretty good and as they say if it hurts then they are doing a good job.
Love the way this piece came out. Great fresh color work on a pretty involved piece.

debwardart said...

Thanks Gary! No pain, no gain they say - my husband had shoulder surgery 2 years ago and still has to do therapy, but has made progress way beyond what was expected - you will too!

RHCarpenter said...

Deb, this is already looking grrreeeatttt! Is it finished or still in the final stages? This was much more complicated than my strands but seemed so easy for you (I'm not mad at how well you paint, just envious!)

Teresa said...

So you've used the same wolors you poured to paint the rest of the gourds too Deb?

debwardart said...

Rhonda, final stages. I think the strands looks harder, but you are doing great on it. I have a photo of yarn and one of embroidery floss that I've considered! You may push me to try those!
Teresa, yes, used only the poured colors to finish it up.