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, December 8, 2010


Here is a close up of the basket as it develops.

At the art club demonstration, I continued building up the colors. Then I laid this painting against the wall (upside down) and took out another painting to work on. I thought this one was dry, but it wasn’t! Not until I was packing up did I realize that the basket handle had been wet and the brown paint had run into the background. (Top left area just above the basket handle).

I dipped a Qtip into alcohol to rub off the brown paint (see the close up) which also took off some of the cobalt.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb, the pink color on the basket is wonderful. As for the accidental streak, could you turn it into a crack in the plaster or some shadow...I love this painting!

RHCarpenter said...

I hope you can fix the mistake, Deb. Maybe go darker blue all over and it won't show much? Or just think about those wooden posts that hold lamps, etc - and put one there going from top to down where you can see the blue behind the basket?

bricarwaller said...

Have you tried Mr. Clean Magic erasers? It works great on watercolor paper. You have to have the original ones.

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane!
Carrie - have used those on w/c paintings and thought about it for this but chose the alcohol instead.
C, C and Rhonda - I'll deal with the correction in my next post!!!