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”

Friday, July 27, 2012

CIVIC GARDEN CENTER - CORAL BELLS


This plant called out to me as a possible poured painting, so I just went with that thought in mind. I tried to get the colors more vibrant than the actual plant.

I misketed the dots where the white flowers were and then poured swirls of color in layers, allowing some to drip off the side of the canvas.

After the paint dried, I poured some misket and allowed some of that to go off the canvas edge.

I then drew in foliage, approximating the location of the leaves in the photograph, but using shapes that had appeared in the paint as edges of some of the leaves. 
Then I added more paint and began adding some darker paint to define the leaves.

5 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you, Deb, for sharing your process. This is looking very good. I love your pinks!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

So interesting to see how you begin your lovely paintings!

debwardart said...

Thanks guys - I don't usually paint this small (11x14) so hope it turns out OK!

Sharon Whitley said...

really interesting to see how you go about a painting like this - I would love to be able to paint like this - have never tried pouring, not really sure how to do it!

debwardart said...

Hi Sharon, glad you found my blog and hope you come back. Your photos are amazing!