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”

Sunday, January 10, 2010

BLUE PITCHER AND PEARS ON LACE - Part 3

Then the blue was added to the pitcher – man, oh, man – is that BLUE!!! (Very scary!)

15 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

What beautiful shadows and reflections! The pitcher is certainly very blue, but it's lovely and the blue shadows on the lace tablecloth link everything together in the painting. Well done!

Kathy Wirth said...

This is so beautiful. I collect vintage ceramic pitchers, so this topic is near and dear to my heart. Is yours glass or ceramic? To me they are small sculptures, each a different shape and style. I've always wanted to do a still life with some of my pitchers. Maybe your painting will inspire me to do it finally, but not as painstakingly detailed as you do. Don't think I could manage that!

RHCarpenter said...

Yep, that is BLUE!!! Love it - and the touches of blue in the shadow of the place and the reflections of the pears in the blue jug make it not so bossy and that reflection of lace? WOW!!! Deb, you are a lace-queen :) You are rockin' this painting! Will you put a bit of red into the inside shadow of the jug? Just thinking aloud about how to tie all the colors into one another...?

Vicki Greene said...

Deb, this is beautiful! I would have been terrified to add that bright blue pitcher but it is fantastic.

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are a brave artist. Glorious color and excellent reflections, too!

K. Henderson Art said...

Love it!

debwardart said...

Thank you all for the comments. It's "getting there"!
Kathy - it's my mom's fiestaware ceramic pitcher. You should definitely do some still lifes with your pitchers.
Rhonda - it's farther along now, and I THINK (how soon I forget!!!) I used some alizarin in the shadow.
Sandy - don't know if "brave" is a correct adjective for what I am!!!
Stay tuned for more!

Gaylynn said...

As always I am in awe of your work. I love the blue. A great balance to the pears. And your lace...amazing. I can not wait for you to finish!
Gaylynn

Arti said...

What a fantastic painting, Deb!Wish the image was bigger so that we could see it more clearly...the lace is terrific,so is its reflection on the kettle! The shade on the table...everything is just great!

Chris Beck said...

My favorite part is the reflection on the underside of the spout!! A neat little touch that really adds a lot!! That's not to say I don't think the lace and pears are great too, cuz they are superb!!

Jeanette said...

I love the light in this piece and its wonderful. The intense blue is fabulous and looks good.

debwardart said...

Gaylynn - you are easily impressed!
Arti - I keep the images small for copyright reasons.
Gaylynn, Arti, Chris and Jeanette - thank all of you for your comments - more to come!

Teresa said...

WOHOHOH!! It's excelent Deb! don't be scared by that blue, I love how vibrant it is, YUM!

toodygoodshoes said...

This is your "old" friend Sharon in Kissimmee. Love the painting. I am just bowled over by your talent. In your "spare time", keep in touch! Happy New Year!

debwardart said...

Hey Sharon - thanks! Will be in touch, I promise!