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, June 21, 2013

I'M B - A - A - A - A - C - K


Well, I promised to show you some photos of my work post-retreat, and I’ve been hearing rumbles of discontent lately since I have still failed to do so.

So, first I’ll treat you to some whine:

The evening we arrived home I dropped my friends off at 5 p.m., arrived home at 5:30 p.m., got the cooler out of the back of the car, went into the kitchen and put that away, called to my husband to help me quickly unload. As soon as that was done, I had 5 minutes to “freshen up” and then we were off to meet friends at the end of our driveway to go to one of the local Firemen’s Festivals! So, after driving about 300 miles I got to take another ride – in the back of a Dodge Ram pickup (fortunately for me they had a running board!)

The next day I spent getting back to “normal” – unpacking, putting things away, doing laundry, straightening up the house and locating all of the items that were placed in the cabinets and drawers in the wrong spots!

After that, classes, things to do for GCWS, running errands, etc. – in general, life keeps getting in the way!

So, enough excuses for you???

Now I’m trying to get some paintings completed and some started – I’m determined to carve out more paint time for myself each week.

So – finally – here is a painting that I completed on my retreat week.

For some reason either I didn’t take initial photos or I’ve misfiled them in the computer, but I began this painting by putting a beige-y wash over the lace portion of the piece. Then I began to systematically paint the lace in a negative manner.

3 comments:

Harra said...

Fascinating start. Making us wait for the next step is genius, I will be watching to see how you develop this!

laura said...

I would get lost in the drawing! So intricate ... and there's the perspective to consider too.
I have been collecting bits of lace, but haven't summoned the courage (or time) to try!

debwardart said...

Katherine - you won't have to wait long!
Laura - it's not hard, give it a try.