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”
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've got lots of computer catching up to do, and then am out of town a couple days, but may have some blog posts uploaded in the meantime! Hope you don't miss me while I'm gone!
(No paintings were harmed in the taking of these photos!)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I consider any award in a national show an honor!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
After assessing the darks and lights, I added some indication of flower petals, added a bit more green and purple here and there; then per a suggestion from a friend, I added just a touch of orange here and there along the design lines. I then added a touch of the orange in the flower centers.
After the painting was completed and signed, it was varnished.
Monday, April 19, 2010
I was very pleased to see that a former student took several awards and honorable mentions – and she has been painting less than a year! Girl’s got talent!!!
PHOTOS BY MIKE: Once again my personal photographer, chauffer and taste tester did a fine job with the photos – and with sampling every available foodstuff on the buffet tables!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
More done on the lilies – still need more darks and haven’t decided how I will handle that because – duh – no value study. So, to the drawing board to figure this out now – better late than never!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Photos by Mike - who did a great job climbing above the fray to get the photos (even though he did not use the flash and only once remembered to “zoom” – but hey, it beats a blank!) His additional duties were chauffer, bodyguard, and premier buffet taste tester and food critic.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
In starting the painting I decided to paint more on the lilies themselves rather than the background. At this point, I’m not so sure that was the best idea!
Monday, April 5, 2010
First I poured some misket – since I used Winsor & Newton colorless it is pretty impossible to see. Then I poured some yellow and green DaVinci fluid acrylics.
So, while the painting will look somewhat like the photo, it is not a direct copy of the photo.