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, July 31, 2015
It was The Hoosier Salon Preview and Awards night in Indianapolis. For once it did not rain when I drove up and we didn't get lost getting there - but we did get lost on the way home - and so it goes! Thank goodness for GPS!!!
For this event reservations are required - which allows patrons to view the artworks and buy before the general public. This also allows artists and patrons to make connections.
But it's also kind of "sneaky" - they don't let you know if you are about to win an award, but they know if you will be present to accept, due to your reservation!
Anyway - once again, in about mid-pack, my name was flashed on the screen - I won an award for Outstanding Watermedia and . . . the painting sold! To the same man who purchased last year's painting, but this time I got to meet him.
I met a few new people, and had the unexpected delight to see a woman who lives just a few miles from me - it was her first time entering and her painting was accepted. I was excited for her, since last year was my first time entering and exhibiting.
Art openings are always fun anyway, but especially so when your painting is selected for an award.
So - you may be asking "what painting sold ?" Just look up at my blog header - "Luscious" has gone to a new home!
Monday, July 27, 2015
This was after our second session using the fluid acrylics.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I'm providing the paints, brushes and palettes (styro plates) for them to experiment with since none have used the fluid acrylics before and I hate for people to spend a lot of money just to try something. I have an array of these paints, primarily DaVinci and Chroma, but a few Golden thrown in - they are smaller size so I'm thinking they came into my possession via the Golden company's demonstration and give away programs.
If they like it, I'm sure they will be going out to purchase MORE PAINT - just what we all need, right!!!
All of the paintings are from our first day of working on them. Mine is in there somewhere but I can't tell which it is without looking at the back where I wrote the student's name. I know mine is NOT the best looking one!
So far they seem to be enjoying this experience. Not everyone will be here each week - but I'll try to keep up with photos as the weeks pass.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Here are Mom and Dad - whoa, not such a pretty sight!!!!
Yum - - - B A C O N!!!!!
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Some of us followed what the instructor told us to do (!!!) and some went home and created a whole new petunia painting!
Since art is subjective - anything goes. As long as you keep painting!
Thursday, July 2, 2015
|Here is how the day ended - with the flowers indicated. The background may or may not be complete.|
|You can see how she has begun finding her flowers, and has even added some of the centers.|
|More petunias being found!|