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”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


First - an explanation.
Long time no see - I've spent the month of April sick; just now coming back to the land of the living, and still have symptoms.  Suffice it to say, if you get a "cold" that suddenly goes to a cough - RUN to your doctor, do not wait (like I did) until this thing takes over your body.

And, on another note - Yikes.  Whose brilliant idea was it to change over all of the blogspot information - I HATE CHANGE!!!  Guess I'll learn to adapt.

And now, finally, for the post you have been waiting for!!!

I received word that two of my paintings have been accepted into the above juried show.  This show draws from a basic area of Indianapolis, Cincinnati and surrounding area, and Northern Kentucky - home to quite a few excellent artists.  The show is for all media, which is very cool.  Last year a beautiful metal sculpture won the top award.  (This year, hopefully, a beautiful watermedia will prevail - LOL!)

Here are the two pieces that were accepted:
Teapot and Orb on Pink Silk
This one began as a watercolor, but I ended up using some gouache and tiny bit of  - wait for it -
WHITE fluid acrylic, so guess it's technically a mixed media.
Ying Yang Mums
I'm very proud of this one.  It took a looooong time to complete but was worth all of the effort, I think!

This show runs from May 4 (opening reception and awards from 7-9 p.m.) through May 25
Location:  Rising Sun Pendleton Art Center - 201 Main Street - Rising Sun, IN

The other show I'm in is sponsored by the Queen City Art Club and will be at the WACC Barn in Mariemont. 
Opening reception Sunday - May 6 - 2 to 4 p.m. - open through May 14
Location:  6980 Cambridge - Mariemont, Ohio

If you are in this area, hope you get a chance to get out and see both of these shows.


jyoti kumar said...

Absolutely stunning pieces...novel,original and well executed.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh Deb, so sorry to hear about your being sick. Good to hear you are recovering.

Both paintings are beautiful, but Im drawn to the black white and red. I love the black.

RH Carpenter said...

I hope you're back to 100% by the time you have to deliver these paintings, Deb. And you already know how I feel about that second one - I think the Australians say, "Gob-smacked!!"

debwardart said...

Thank you Jyoti and Nancy.
Nancy, that one's my favorite too!
Rhonda, looking forward to seeing you soon!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb, I am glad that you are now feeling better. Take care.
Both paintings are beautiful. I had not seen the "Mums" before: most stunning. Congratulations in being accepted in this show.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Love the black and white with red composition. Excellent!

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane and Sandy!

mollie jones said...

Deb...I remember when you showed the teapots on Artcolony...loved them then, and am sending congrats on the acceptance. Don't think I've seen the mums...I love it too. Congratulations on both. Glad you're feeling better.

debwardart said...

Mollie, I don't belong to Artcolony, but did show the painting here on the blog. Thanks for your kind words!