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, January 12, 2011

SYCAMORE LEAVES

Finally, I’m back with a painting!

This painting was started as a demo, some time ago, for a fluid acrylic workshop.

When I do a demo, I don’t usually think of trying to get a completed painting. I just take an object or scene that I can use as an example in order to teach the class the specific technique or concept. If the painting works out, it’s a bonus! 

Since I was doing  more than one demo that weekend, this painting was started to simply show how I glaze with fluid acrylics.

The sun was backlighting some sycamore leaves one afternoon so I took a photo. There were more leaves in the photo, but I liked this diagonal line, so I left out several leaves. As usual, I began by glazing on some color.

8 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

Are you having longings for fall, Deb, with all this snow covering everything?

Christiane Kingsley said...

Beautiful glazing effects on these, especially the top leaves.
May I ask how glazing with fluid acrylics differs from glazing with watercolors?

debwardart said...

Rhonda, nope, just finally got something ready to post!!
Christiane, only real difference I can see is that the FA will not lift when another color is glazed over it.

Eliza said...

I really liked this ...

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Ooooh! Love the glow in your painting. So nice to see such a colorful painting in the midst of cold and snow1

debwardart said...

Thanks Eliza and Gretchen.

Strange Tributes said...

Oh wow! I randomly came across your blog. The leaves are so beautiful.

debwardart said...

"Strange" - thanks for stopping by.