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, September 2, 2010


Sneaking up on those shadows in the roses, and adding some color to the "not lace"!  Also more color to the pot an some of the reflections painted in.
After the demo I received an email from someone who told me she tried to paint lace the next day and it was the first time she had been successful - due to the fact I talked about  painting "not lace" - it helped her understand negative painting!  That was cool!!

The roses pretty much finished, lace finished, and a bit more color added overall.

And, by the way - today is September 2 - my birthday!  "Happy birthday to me"


Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Well Happy Birthday! And your painting is amazing.....makes me want to attempt lace.

Arti said...

A very Happy Birtday,Deb:)Hope you had a great day!
As I said before,I love your laces and teapots!The shadows of the roses are really coming along beautifully.Very Nice!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday Deb, your work is beautiful. I just found your blog. Love it. I love the roses and teapot. My grandmother used to have arose like that .Beautiful!! celebrate today, Diana

RHCarpenter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEB!!!! Hope you get everything you need and most of what you want :) And your painting is looking delicious!

Gaylynn said...


Pat said...

Happy belated birthday - and what a delight to know that your comment has helped someone else in their painting journey! Well done, you ! xx

Diana said...

I love this painting, it reminds me of my grandmother, because she had a rose just that color and I ended up with the bush when she passed away. It still blooms beautifully. This is so beautiful. Wishing you a late Happy Birthday!!! keep celebrating all week long, Diana

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Ah! happy belated birthday Deb!!! is there any cake left for me?
Gorgeous reflections on that pot but what's getting me curious now are the shadows in those flowers, oh so many pretty colors!

debwardart said...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes, they are much appreciated.
Gretchen - lace is easy!
Thanks Arti!
Pat and Diana - thanks for stopping by and hope you return! I like painting something with nostalgia - so guess it worked this time!
Teresa - sorry, no cake this year!
Thanks Rhonda and Gaylynn for your birthday wishes.

Lisa Walsh said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I love what you're doing with the roses, the teapot is beautiful, and you have an incredible talent for painting lace. The reflections in the teapot really draw your eye into the painting.

debwardart said...

Thanks Lisa!