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, December 20, 2011


Using tracing paper to fit a half sheet of watercolor paper, and my copier, I brought together my ideas onto the tracing paper. My first “draft” was done in pencil and many alterations were made. When I was satisfied (or so I thought!!) I retraced everything on the tracing paper with a Sharpie fine tip pen.

Then it was off to Staples where I had the picture enlarged to fit a full sheet.

After that, I realized there were some more things I wanted to add and a few other alterations to make before I would be happy. A Sunday afternoon was spent making all of those changes. Then I taped the drawing to cardboard and placed it on my easel to live with it for a few days.

Then more alterations as my ideas changed! I used correction tape and also taped paper over areas of change. Then I lived with that drawing another day or so.


jyothisethu said...

waiting for the result...

martinealison said...

Un week-end très créatif dites-moi!
Gros bisous et joyeuses fêtes.

Ginny Stiles said...

Did you mean to show a photo of this piece?
Nothing showed up for me.

debwardart said...

Thanks all - yes Martine, I'm in a creative mood lately!
Ginny - no photo with this post!

Ann Buckner said...

Deb, am enjoying reading about all the thoughts and planning you are putting into this creative process. I'm looking forward to seeing it come into its own.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the best of 2012.