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, August 24, 2015
My aim was for everyone to get one jar, board and peeling paint section completed and then they could all finish up at home. Mission accomplished!
Each artist was happy with her work and everyone not only got along well, but created some new friendships. I consider this weekend workshop a success!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
It was so pleasant that we ate lunch outside and enjoyed the view while we got to know one another better.
Later in the afternoon we looked out across the lake to see the little piggies terrorizing the little calves - and watched all of the mama cows terrorizing the little piggies! We decided the piggies looked like a "gang" of thugs - and they had obviously gotten out of their fenced area. So now we have the Piglet Gang - wonder where they will strike next! (My husband later found them and will get them back where they belong!)
Monday, August 17, 2015
Two friends went with me and I dropped my painting and another friend's painting, and then, since we were a bit early, we went into the demo room and helped Kathleen put up a few of her paintings on easels. She needed that help - she had a broken foot (!) and was able to stand, but needed the aid of a walker which she used like a scooter (!) to get around.
Her demo was straighforward, well thought out and explained clearly. I'm sure her workshop was very worthwhile, interesting and entertaining - she had a few fun stories she shared with us, and I'll bet she shared more during her workshop!
Kathleen told us that she has very few old, bad paintings any more since she has begun using this technique. Now she has to borrow them from her artist friends!
Here are some photos of her delightful presentation.
|Loosening paint on an old painting|
|Adding scribbles from a Caran d'Ache crayon|
|Adding her "secret formula" . . .|
|. . . and spreading it around . . .|
|. . . scraping around for texture|
|Another old painting on which she had begun painting - note her value study lower right corner|
|Adding interest with small areas of paint|
|At the end of the demo Kathleen held up the painting she had been working on and one that was near |
completion - that she had done using the same value study - so that we could compare them.