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”

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Ooops – well, look what I did – got green paint on my finger and then laid it down in the sky. Guess this painting is ruined, since we all know that “you cannot make corrections to watercolor”!
Or – can you?? Look below – now you see it, now you don’t!
Wow, must be magic!
Sorry to burst your bubble – but it’s not magic!
I simply took a wet tissue and wiped it over that green spot – and lifted it right off!


Carol Blackburn said...

Nice job, Deb but did you know you can use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original to lift paint neatly too. It works beautifully with just a damp edge of the spinge and then you snip off the dirty edge to get a clean edge for the next boo boo.
I used it on my Southweastern painting to remove a whole small tree and then repainted the side of the building nicely.

Ann Buckner said...

Deb, wonderful of you to share this process with us. It is helpful no matter the skill level. Thanks!

Gaylynn said...

Awwwh, I liked thinking it was magic. hehehe

Anonymous said...

I would have never been able to get the stain off of my watercolor painting. It was in my room and now I got it off. Cheers!

debwardart said...

Thanks Carol, I'm aware of Magic Eraser but many may not be.
Ann, my hope is that this will help newer painters, but you are right, you can always learn something no matter your skills.
Gaylynn, you are my kinda gal if you believe in magic!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Your series of watercolour pencil demos has been really interesting and thanks for really demonstrating you can remove what you don't want and proving watercolour is more friendldy user than people think.

debwardart said...

Joan, thanks - we have got to let people know that you CAN indeed make changes to a watercolor painting!

RH Carpenter said...

Deb!! You've spoiled it for all of us who tell those oil and acrylic painters how easy they have it while we watercolors struggle and toil and plan and...oh, well :) ha ha

debwardart said...

Rhonda - you mean I've gone against the "Code of Watercolor", Page 16, Paragraph 3? Oh no, our secret is out!