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, March 13, 2013


Here is another recently completed watercolor. This is also for a good friend, and was painted “secretly” for her.

The tea cup was part of her mother’s set and the gold spoon is part of my “good” flatware. My friend loves purple, so a piece of beautiful purple fabric makes up the background.

I took a photo of the teacup while at her house last summer and then superimposed it onto the fabric.

This one was fun to paint – interweaving our individual items into the story of the painting made me think of how our lives interweave – and there is just enough detail in the background to make me very happy (but not too crazy!)

Full sheet, Arches 300#, watercolor


Christiane Kingsley said...

What a great gift and a beautiful painting. I love the background!!!

Ginny Stiles said...

It knocks my socks off that this is a FULL SHEET! Wow. So so dramatic. Now talk to me about the pattern. (You know I am a nut freak on patterns). Did you paint AROUND these? Did you mask them first? HOW did you do this!!!?

Margaret Ann said...

Another elegant beauty...I love the composition of this...:)

debwardart said...

Thanks Christiane.
Ginny - miskit first.
Thanks Margaret Ann.

Debbie Nolan said...

Deb this watercolor is so lovely. I am sure your friend will love it. I took a peak at your previous post - what a great subject and all the intricacey of painting that cane. Sand dollars are so amazing. Thanks for sharing.

debwardart said...

Thanks Debbie!