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, June 27, 2012

SOLITUDE - 2

Since these are intended to be little quick paintings, I did a quick transfer of the image onto my canvas and began filling in the background, painting around the bench.

I added some texture for the mulch and greenery, then worked on the shadows and highlights in the hostas. I then added a few “rocks” and large gravel.
After a review, I decided it needed some light blue in the highlights on the chair so I added those, then some highlights and shadows to the larger rocks.

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I really like it, especially with the modifications done after the review. That chair looks so inviting:-)

debwardart said...

It did look cozy that day in the shade!

Vicki Greene said...

It makes me want to grab a book and sit a spell!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Lovely!

Shane Davis said...

I love seeing the process, and with a great result. Very nice color.

debwardart said...

Shane, glad you are enjoying the process! Love your sketches from Europe!