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, May 29, 2015


I was asked to give a demonstration of fluid acrylics for the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild at their May meeting.  I took some paintings done with the fluid acrylics for "show and tell".

Since I had about 45-60 minutes to give the demo, rather than try and paint something quickly, I began a painting at home which I divided into 3 parts.

I put a piece of tape to divide the first 1/3 from the rest of the painting, and put a wash of paint on the flowers, leaves and background on the right 2/3.
When that was dry, I added more paint to begin bringing out the flowers and leaves.
Another layer onto the right side.
 A final layer on the right side.
At this point, my demo was ready for the meeting.

For my demo, I removed the blue tape and showed how I typically begin my paintings on the untouched left 1/3 of the painting.  Then I added more color to the middle portion - so that they could see the beginning, middle and end.

My hope is to complete the painting, tying it all together.  Stay tuned!


Carol Blackburn said...

What a great demo. It is so nice to see the process like that.

RH Carpenter said...

Love the depth in this one and how you shared the whole painting, from start to finish, for the group = very clever, you!!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Deb-super demo and your painting looks gorgeous too. Have a great week.