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”

Sunday, January 16, 2011

SYCAMORE LEAVES - 2

I gradually – s l o w l y !! – work up the colors on each leaf. At this point I’m wondering if I need something else in the right open space, but think I’ll wait until the painting is farther along to decide.

11 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Deb, your slow but steady way means you think more and decide where to put that paint before putting it down = a good way to get a successful painting. I just don't have the patience to do it that way but I'm getting better at some paintings. I'm wondering if a little falling leaf coming from the top would work on the right side?

Christiane Kingsley said...

Beautiful shading, nice clean colors, technically perfect - which I really, really, admire!

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautifully done! That's the way I usually paint, slowly, glaze by glaze.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Gorgeous colours Debs and the leaf shapes are so fluid. Love the story of the IKEA shoe trip but whats this about toilet paper? Another saga told I missed. Please point me in the right direction for a good read and laugh, I trust.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is really looking great ... I love the edges of the leaves. Very attractive.

debwardart said...

Rhonda, I'll consider it when this section is finished.
Christiane - gee, I'm "perfect"!
Kathryn - I'm with you, slow and steady.
Joan, you didn't miss it, never posted "en blog" but maybe some day!
Thanks Nancy.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Your works are done so beautifully!

Summer said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I've been looking around at leaf paintings because, while I think I do them well in charcoal, painting them in color has pretty much always eluded me and kinda limits my subject matter.

These are looking great though. You make them look so vibrant but realistic at the same time.

debwardart said...

Summer, thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you can add a little colored pencil to your work, or a little w/c wash - there's your color!

Gary Keimig said...

I think the negative space is a part of it. Don't mess with it.
Great job Deb.

debwardart said...

Thanks Gary - hope you see my next post because I'm going to be asking for help!!!