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 6, 2011


Finally, a new post! Thanks for hanging in there and waiting for me.
For the past few weeks I’ve really been trying to take time for ME! and have been making painting a priority.
Having just read Rhonda Carpenter’s latest post, I realize this post follows in that same vein (not something I planned, it just happened). As my post title would indicate, this turned out to be a new painting experience for me. I definitely got out of my “rut” with these three!
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As payment for all the help she has given me, I agreed to paint 3 paintings for a friend of mine.

The paintings were to be of sunflowers and bumblebees, using photo references she supplied. I wanted the bumblebee to flow from the first panel, through the center panel and onto the third.

I began with the two side canvases, each 20x20.


RH Carpenter said...

Ooooooo, I LIKE IT!!! And you didn't even have to throw a bucket of water on it to get it to work :)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Very nice paintings, Deb! It's nice to see you posting.
I always feel very nervous about working on commissions...Yours are turning out perfectly. What a lucky friend to receive these beautiful pieces!

debwardart said...

Rhonda, too funny - and since it's acrylic it wouldn't have mattered how much water I tossed onto it!!!
Thanks Christiane, although perfect is not a word I would use!!