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, March 22, 2012


We created a rose garden - but I didn't get quite all of the lovely roses into the frame.
We are fortunate to have some great community hospitals in our area. For the second time I was invited to one to give a demo and class for cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families.

When I did this a few years ago, we all created a sunflower in watercolor. I was surprised and pleased to hear that one woman liked hers so much that she framed it!

This time we painted a rose in fluid acrylic. Some of the attendees had never painted anything before, some had experience, but not in this medium.

We went just a little past our allotted time, and I think that everyone learned something and had fun.

A few people stayed and had their photos taken with their paintings.
Mothers and daughters - all did a great job!
The hospital offers different programs for their patients throughout the year. Presentations such as mine allow them to forget about their problems for a little while – and create a work of art in the process!


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh my, your students did a wonderful job ... I'm guessing it was the teacher that helped them to make this look easy. Good teaching skills Deb!

RH Carpenter said...

Sounds like a great opportunity, Deb, and what a great thing to give back to these folks and help them think of something else - plus looks like they all did really well on their roses!! What hospital was this?

martinealison said...

Simplement adorable...
Gros bisous et félicitations à tous...