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, April 21, 2011


I applied some salt to the background in the final wash of dark green.

After paint was applied to all areas, the masking tape and miskit were removed.
I loosened just a bit of the paint in a few areas to create shadow areas, and the painting was complete.

This worked out better than I had anticipated!

Emerging, Watercolor, 22x15


Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful, unique.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I would say that you got splendid results. The colors have retained all their freshness...the tape certainly did not seem to remove any of the paint. You have a beautiful, interesting painting with lots of variety in those difficult greens. Really well done, Deb!

Irina said...

Great result! The power of new life is so strong here.

Jeanette said...

This worked beautifully. Its subtle and different and lovely.

RH Carpenter said...

For something that was so planned, this technique gives a surprisingly fresh and spontaneous result in the look :)

debwardart said...

Carol - this technique will always surprise you!
Thanks Christiane - it was fun!
Irina and Jeanette - thanks for your comments. It's not your "usual" sunflower painting.
Rhonda - planned?? Me???

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I keep thinking that if I watch this bud long enough it will open before my eyes! It is that good. I love hearing how you approached this.

debwardart said...

Wow, thanks Susan for your kind remark.