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, October 6, 2010

POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS CARD PAINTING!

I had never painted with gouache, so here is my first foray into this medium – Gary Keimig look out (LOL!).
I think this will be fine for a possible family Christmas card (even though my husband’s critique was “what is it?” and then “it does nothing for me”). Hmmmmmmm . . . .

First step was the silver tray.

9 comments:

Mary Sonya Conti said...

can't wait until you start adding the COLORs, .... then KNOW it will do SOMETHING for him hahaha.

RHCarpenter said...

Well, gee, Mr. Man, it's just started!!! Back to the cows with him!! ha ha I think it will be gorgeous - in your style of painting and using gouache, it will shine and come to life soon.

debwardart said...

Sonya and Rhonda - we shall see (on all counts!!!)

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I'm anxious to see it finished! My husband tends to be the same. I had a painting hanging front and center in our dining room (you couldn't miss it). It was a commissioned piece I had just matted and framed. I had it hung on the wall for two days hoping he'd comment on it! While I was wrapping it up to deliver, he says "I haven't seen your painting since you've framed it, where is it?". After an "ugh" from me, I unwrapped the painting and showed it to him.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb, I can just imagine the gorgeous jewel colors you will be using on this painting. Oh...it will shine and glow and spell "XMas" even for your husband:-)

Jeanette said...

I have never used gouache either so I will be watching with interest.

I think there will be lots of interest when colour and highlights are in the ornaments. It has lots of potential I believe.

My husband's the same, he doesn't usually have the vision to see the piece before its complete.

debwardart said...

Gretchen and Jeanette - could it be we are married to the same man?? (LOL) I put my work on an easel in the living room and if I get no response I move it farther into the room. I once had it about half way across the room before he asked why it was there!! (He will read this, so I have to tell you that he's getting much better about it - and he really has become quite supportive of my art, attending openings and carrying paintings to and fro and telling people "my wife is an artist"!!!) (Whew - am I out of trouble yet??? LOL)
Christiane - hope you are not disappointed!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Yes, Deb, I agree. My husband is very supportive of my art as well. Although at times I have to remind him of the term "starving artists". I think sometimes he as dreams of quiting his day job and letting me do art. Needless to say, his career pays the bills. It's also really difficult to compete with football this time of year. It's so nice to be able to share our art with people like yourself.

debwardart said...

Gretchen - tell him to "dream on"! (And I can hear a football game playing in the background as I write this!!!!)