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, January 27, 2014


The (maybe) completed painting.  Since this is a learning curve for me, I’m just happy it looks somewhat like the photograph and looks like a bird of paradise and not a rose!

I think I have done well with the blending of the pastel colors.  Here is a close up of part of the flower – you be the judge.

However, the edges are a concern to me, they seem too blurry, but I have to realize that I probably cannot get the same sharp edges that I can achieve in watercolor since I’m using my fingers to blend.  I tried a blending stump but all it did was lift off the color – there must be something I’m doing wrong, so any of you pastelists out there – I’ll gladly take some tips!


Sharon Whitley said...

i like the blurriness of it, I'm not very experienced with pastels myself, so can't really give any tips - will be looking out for any you get though!

debwardart said...

Sharon, thanks for your comments. I'll be adding your blog to mine - checked out your work and it's beautiful!