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”

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yet another start from the fluid acrylics workshop in February. I’m having a bit of trouble getting the porcelain to show as hard and shiny – think I should have put down a bit more color in my first wash and seem to be fighting that. I’ll just take it slow (gee, what’s new!) and worse case scenario it will be a do-over.
But, for now, here goes.  I've made the first picture extra large so you can see the start at the top of the table.

I began by applying the overall pale wash to dull down the white of the paper, then added the gold trim.
Then I added the flowers on the pots and finished the gold trim (some of which I had missed in the first application).


Christiane Kingsley said...

This is beautifully drawn! Where you have some pink reflections, the porcelain does look very shiny...I am sure that you find a way to pull it off very nicely.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Just had a wonderful few moments enjoying your last 3 posts. It was so interesting to find out more about your home town and life style and the photos so informative. I always think it must be rewarding to still live in the locality one was brought up in, but I am so gregarious I have made friends quickly wherever we have moved throughout England.

The daff still life is absolutely charming, beautifully applied washes and composition. As for 'blotchy' background I think it gives quiet texture to the main subjects and prefer it to a smooth wash.

Oh! yes and this latest post, love teapots and this china is so typically old fashioned English I cannot but love it to bits the way you are depicting it.

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane - one can hope!
Joan - I always enjoy your "travelog" posts - glad you enjoyed mine! I feel truly fortunate to live where I do, in the country but close to the city - best of both worlds! I'm considering all options on the still life background, cannot decide if I need to do more. The teapots are coming along! Thanks for your comments!