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, July 31, 2014


Just found out that two of my paintings - Yin Yang Mums (watercolor) and Oriental Roses (fluid acrylic) have been accepted into The Artist's Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition as finalists in the Still Life/Interior category.

There were 7,500 competition entries - and they chose TWO of mine!  WOW!!!

So, my name will appear in the list of finalists in the December 2014 issue - no picture, though, since I didn't win an award - but still - kinda cool.  Especially when you consider how many paintings were entered.

YYM appears at the top of my blog - and you are probably tired of seeing it!  Here is Oriental Roses - which you've seen before!  

Monday, July 21, 2014


I just received an email that two of my paintings have been selected for the ViewPoint show.

The show will be open to the public September 10-25, Monday - Friday from 9-5 at Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert Street, 5th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio with the opening reception and awards on September 13 from 5-8,

I'll be curious to see the show this year, since this is a new and unique venue.  Click to find out more about Art Design Consultants.

Here are the two paintings that were accepted:

Daisies on Daisies

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Here is the completed painting!

Don't forget - for more information about, or to sign up for this workshop, contact me at dwardart2 at (use the @ sign!) and put "workshop" in your subject line.

Your painting will be a half sheet, just as beautiful as this.

Monday, July 14, 2014


The background started . . .
 . . . and completed.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Here is the beginning of the painting.

Monday, July 7, 2014


This fall I'll be giving a workshop painting silver and lace, and this is the photo I chose for that painting.

I know - you are now thinking "What - is she nuts???  I can't paint that!!!"


Here is the drawing which I painted from - full sheet watercolor.

The workshop will feature this painting, but in a half sheet size and not quite as much detail - see - I told you - you will be able to do this!

So if you are interested in taking this workshop, contact me and I'll send you more information.  Send an email to dwardart2 at (use the @ sign) and be sure to put "workshop" in your subject line.