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, October 28, 2010


The red rose is layers of the same colors as the coral rose (Quin. gold, Quin. coral and Quin. rose) with some Quin. red, Quin. magenta and ??? (I forget!!!). Again, indanthrone in the shadows.
The green in the stems is Quin. gold, sap green, indanthrone blue and various combinations of those colors.
I softened some areas when they were dry to fade some of the hard edges.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Debs, they are all three stunning renditions of hybrid roses. So velvety and smooth and glorious tones and colours. With all these 'quins' does that mean you own the wonderful Daniel Smith quin collection of watercolours? Wonderful my friend. Makes we want to get back to painting flowers botanically.

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

This is really beautiful Deb. It's a very romantic painting.

Gary Keimig said...

Great flower work Deb. Love it.
Have you finished your gouache yet? Love to see it. Isn't life fun LOL
Thanks for the kind comment on my blog
Gary J Keimig

debwardart said...

Joan - thanks for that high praise! Yep - my watercolors are almost exclusively Daniel Smith. FYI we had a chemist speak to our watercolor group some years ago and he had done comparisons of the various w/c paints; according to him DS topped the list - on par with or even better quality than Winsor Newton!!
Thanks Gretchen.
Gary - My October 12 post is the gouache painting.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very beautifully painted, Deb. I really like the shadow areas!

I have tried only about 2 colors of the DS watercolors - I can't get them in my local art supplies store and have to order them. I have heard a lot of good about their quins especially: maybe I should put these on my Xmas list!

debwardart said...

Christiane - Thanks! DS paints are not in stores - they must be ordered direct from Daniel Smith ( You will love them! They are very highly saturated pigments.