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 20, 2014


I decided to try another pastel painting, something easy, I thought!  But when you are trying to learn something, NOTHING is really easy, is it?

So, anyway, here goes.

I drew the flower from my photograph which was taken either at Krohn Conservatory here in Cincinnati, or at the Stan Hywet Conservatory in Akron, I’m not sure which photo I had printed off.  Then I put my drawing under tracing paper and used a fine Sharpie™ marker to go over the main lines and made a copy of that.  Then, using the method I usually employ with my watercolors, I used Saral to transfer the drawing to my pastel paper (Colourfix paper).  Above is the photo and my drawing.


RH Carpenter said...

Looking like a good set-up. Are you going to just fake colors behind the main flower or leave it alone? I'll wait and see!

Vicki Greene said...

That is a terrific photo. I am looking forward to seeing your progress!

debwardart said...

Rhonda - faking it (and not very well).
Vicki - stay tuned!

Debbie Nolan said...

Deb - can't wait to see your progress - looks like a great photo. Have a good week.