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”

Friday, January 15, 2010

BLUE PITCHER AND PEARS ON LACE - PART 5

Then I darkened more of the pitcher reflection and shadows, and went over the background again.
I consider it finished! How about you?

P.S.  My husband told me that I do not give him enough credit for his critiquing expertise - and that I must tell all of you that it is due to his great critiquing skills that this painting turned out well, since he told me to darken the reflection on the pitcher - and that I (the artist) am "merely the paintbrush in the hand of the critic." 
Any comments on this????

14 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Deb, this is so beautiful. Your DH sounds like a character - lol. Tell him that he can take credit when and only when he is able to do the whole process. At this point he is just participating in the partnership of marriage (which includes the critique of a painting and taking out the trash).

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I'd let him have this one, Deb, and then smile and walk away, knowing who did all the work :) ha ha This is so beautiful and there is a textural quality to everything that makes me want to touch that lace...those scratchy rough pears, that pitcher, so smoothe and sooo blue and beautiful. Well done!

debwardart said...

Vicki - I think "character" might be an understatement!! I'll be curious to see what he thinks of your comment!!
Thanks, Rhonda, glad you like it! I'm pretty happy with this one!

Ann Buckner said...

I followed your steps through this painting and enjoyed every step. It is a beautiful painting, with a lovely light quality, and a gorgeous shadow on the cloth.

debwardart said...

Ann - thanks so much for the compliment. I think it will be a hard act to follow!

Teresa said...

Done indeed Deb, awesome, I love how you toned down the pitch too, tell your husband that he made a great job this time! XD

Chris Beck said...

LOL -- do the comments have to be printable?? ;-D

Boosting the shadows adds so much depth and volume (esp. on the dark side of the pitcher) and makes it even more dramatic than it was! Absolutely gorgeous painting!! You've got to enter this in some shows!!

Kathy Wirth said...

Just gorgeous, Deb. Husband's comments are to be tolerated but not necessarily listened to. And yes, that is a Hall ball pitcher, definitely not Fiesta. So the title can be "Cobalt Hall ball with Pears!"

debwardart said...

Thanks for the info ladies - I'll have to research Hall ball pitchers (never heard of them!)
Chris - many of my comments fall under "unprintable"!!! And thanks for the compliment!
Kathy - how well put!!!
Teresa - if I tell him that, then I'll have to live with him - and how many times can I really listen to "I told you so"!!!!!
Guess this just goes to show - all husbands are alike!!!

Chris Beck said...

p.s. You don't have to print this comment, but I just noticed that you have a copyright 2009 on that painting. I think you forgot to change your calendar!!

debwardart said...

Jeepers - thank goodness someone is watching out for me! As I grow older I definitely need a "keeper"! Thanks Chris!

Michelle Smith said...

This is what I love about blogging: The networking. I saw your comment on My Little Paint Box blog and clicked over to your blog. You do beautiful work. This one is really nice; the pears just glow.

debwardart said...

Michelle - yes, it's wonderful to "meet" people from all over "Blog World"! Thanks for commenting and please stop back again!

Costescu said...

lol oh my gosh, I just found your blog and love your work. Thanks for photos the wip's very interesting :)

I keep laughing at the comments about your hubby and his critiques! Sounds just like mine! Sometimes I contemplate banning him from the studio but damn they do have a very objective point of view, even if harshly delivered, helpful ;)