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”

Monday, October 29, 2012


Then the greens . . .

 Then the purples.


Christiane Kingsley said...

I love it Deb. That's the kind of painting I would like waiting for me in the studio every morning!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh my Deb! This is just coming along beautifully. How can you go wrong with such a wonderful drawing to follow? Here is my question, what pencil do you use for your drawing? My problem is that no matter what I use for a more detailed drawing, the graphite gets smeared as I work on it, which would be disastrous for this much detail you have here.

After I finish a pencil drawing, I usually wash clear water over the sheet to "set" the graphite so it won't smear, but while doing a detailed drawing such as this it would already be smeared.

Thanks for any tips...Susan

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane.
Susan - I just use mechanical pencils - .05 lead. I put down pieces of copy paper and "drape" the painting as I draw (and as I paint) so I don't smear. I will either wash off the graphite with a spray bottle before I begin painting, or use a kneaded eraser to lightly erase any extra graphite.
Hope that helps!