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, August 12, 2010


I took this photo of some Ball canning jars in Metamora, IN, an old and historic town close by. This photo has been in my head as a possible painting for a while and I finally decided to do something about it!

I enlarged the photo and got my reference marks for the jars, and then drew. I meant to keep good track of how long this painting took but part way through I forgot to remember to keep track of the time!!! And, of course, I forgot to take a photo at each stage. Just too much to remember when I get into “painting mode”!


Gaylynn said...

I do the same thing. The other day I drew until 1:30am because I lost track of time. When you are in the groove time stands still. :-)

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Oooooh! just the kind of theme and composition I dig! huge, repetition, all kind of textural oportunities, you'll have me glued to this wip Deb.

Vicki Greene said...

I love old canning jars! I have three old pint blue ones (2 with lids and 1 regular) that I have been meaning to do something with for a while. Maybe your painting will inspire me to get busy. The drawing looks great.

debwardart said...

Gaylynn - it's amazing how quickly time passes! See you Saturday!
Teresa - hope you will enjoy the painting progression. And I also saw something today that you will be enjoying in the future (no more hints on this one!!!!)
Vicki - it's funny how so many artists share the same interests - just when I think I've come up with something innovative I'll see lots of paintings of the same thing! So - hope this inspires you to paint your jars.

RHCarpenter said...

I can't wait to see this one started with some initial color :) Why didn't you show us this on Thursday? Keeping it all to yourself, eh??

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Really looking forward to seeing how you will depict the glass colour - and how many colours you will see in them. Great start to an interesting subject. Wonderful lettering - something I am no good at so admire greatly.