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, July 29, 2010

WATERCOLOR BATIK - SHAKER VILLAGE HOUSE


I think this watercolor batik looks very much as it looked inside my head!!!  (LOL)
I'm happy with the shadows on the side of the house.  The grass could use some work, but overall it looks OK to me.
w/c 1/4 sheet size
Shaker Village House, Watercolor batik

11 comments:

Ginny Stiles said...

Deb...tell more about how you did this.
It's great.
Paper...how you crinkled etc.

Stan Hughes said...

Nice effect with variation in dark and light.

Vicki Greene said...

Look at that sky and those shadows! OK you are making me want to pull out my batik stuff again. Great job Deb.

debwardart said...

Thanks for dropping by Stan! I like this one better than the corn.
Vicki - I'm happy with the shadows too! Even the sky looks a bit "cloudy"! I hope this does inspire you!
Ginny - for explanation click on sidebar "watercolor batik"

Christiane Kingsley said...

I especially like the batik effect in the sky and in the shadow across the front of the house. Well done!

Ann Buckner said...

Love the shadow work in this batik and those luscious warm tones next to the cools.

Lisa Walsh said...

This one inspires me too, Deb! Lovely work, and the shadow pattern is awesome.

Arti said...

Looks like an interesting technique- how much time did you take to finish this? The sky has come out so nicely- so is the shade on the wall.

debwardart said...

Christiane, Anne and Lisa - I'm pretty happy with this one.
Arti - Thanks for the comment - I don't usually keep track of time spent, a few hours (one afternoon) I think.

RHCarpenter said...

Wow, you sure let things percolate a long time before tackling them, Deb! When did we go there?? I like this a lot - it works well, good sky, shadows, etc.

debwardart said...

Rhonda - I do take a while, don't I! Percolate? Hmm, I think of it as ideas banging around in the recesses of my brain until they finally fall out and become reality! I think our trip was early May???