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, December 27, 2012


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

As I continue my venture into pastels, here are some chili peppers.

I began the same way as the onion – drawing in charcoal and finding the darks.


Christiane Kingsley said...

Deb, I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas also. I am enjoying watching the development of your pastel skills.

Arti said...

Hello Deb
I liked your Onion and these chillies have come out great.In fact I have been musing over pastels for some time.Bought them, tried them but something was not right.I have nobody watching over my shoulder so its difficult to know what is actually wrong!How do you preserve a pastel painting, Deb? I tried using a fixative but it darkened everything!I would be watching you for tips :)

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane, hopefully I'll keep improving!
Arti - I'm the last person to give you advice, having just begun! No one is watching over my shoulder, either - I'm on my own! The pastel painters I know say NEVER use fixative!!! As for framing - you frame a pastel under glass - use a spacer between the painting and the mat so any dust falls inside the mat - a reputable framer will know this and be able to do it properly for you. For now, I've got wax paper in between mine, laying them flat.