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, December 29, 2009

GOURDS - FINISHED AT LAST?

Here is the gourd painting - after several more hours of "fiddling" - finished I think.
I've tried to put these in proper order so you can see the progression.



The beginning - miskit poured, then yellows.

The second pour.

Then more miskit applied and more pours. The miskit removed and beginning to pull out the gourds.

Almost done!And finally - finished at last??????

12 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Amazing! Are you cross eyed now?

RHCarpenter said...

Wow, this looks great! Love the colors and all the visually interesting things - this is a painting you can look at for a long time. I'd say you aced this one!

Teresa said...

I'd say it's finished indeed, lovely s-line guiding the eye through the painting Deb :)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb,what a great example of a successfully poured painting! I love it.

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh my gosh Deb...the finished gourds are amazing. I LOVE this. How did you get the last gourd down on the left to get back to white? Did you lift?
Now I am all inspired again!

debwardart said...

Vicki - not yet, but I will be after the next one is done!
Thanks Rhonda and Teresa and Christiane.
Ginny - glad I inspired you! Just lifted the miskit!

Ann Buckner said...

Wonderful work! Enjoyed seeing the progression to the finished piece.

Kathy Wirth said...

This painting is great! You seem to have combined random miskit pouring with controlled application, am I right? I tend to want to control it more than I think I should. Good job!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wonderful work Deb - such subtle greens and yellows. Thanks for the work in progress lesson on how you create your wonderful pieces. You seem to be in such control yet the finished painting has a feeling of such freedom. Every good wish for 2010.

debwardart said...

Ann and Joan and Kathy - thank you for your comments - glad you enjoyed the WIP. I go slow, but I get there in the end - not sure about "freedom" though, Joan!!!
Kathy - random first, then controlled - the best of both worlds!

Murr Brewster said...

Thanks for the step-by-step. I love painting watercolors and love seeing people who know what they're doing even more. This is tremendous. I wonder if there's miskit for writers? You could put it down and say what you really want to, then pull up the miskit and remove all the naughty bits and publish.

debwardart said...

Hi Murr, thanks for stopping by! I like your miskit for writers idea! Sometimes it would be good to have "miskit for life" too - we could protect all the good stuff and let the bad wash over us, and then pull off the miskit.