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, July 25, 2016


This year our Annual Art Retreat took place in the mountains of North Carolina in a beautiful rented home.  Low temps, NO humidity and a constant breeze - we all decided we need to live here forever!
Very spacious for the six of us (4 beds, 3-1/2 baths with a wrap around deck.  One of the best parts was that the kitchen was just off the living room and open concept, so when it was our day to cook, even though we were in the kitchen, we still were also in the conversation!

There were great views of the mountains:

There were bubbles - So now you know what 60-ish women do on an art retreat!!!

There were cows:

And even a goat!

There was a 5-course meal prepared by a professional chef!  The daughter of one of the women is a chef in Charlotte.  She stopped by on her way to Indiana on vacation and surprised her mom by cooking dinner!


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'arrive !!... sourire !

J'imagine que vous avez passé de merveilleux moments d'échange.
Je vous envoie de gros bisous de Ramatuelle où j'expose en ce moment mon travail.

Gros bisous

RH Carpenter said...

WOW! Sounds awesome!! Hope you all were inspired and painted beautiful, prize-winning things :)

debwardart said...

Martine says: I come !! ... smile! I imagine you had a wonderful time sharing. I send you big kisses Ramatuelle where I expose my work right now.
Yes, Rhonda and Martine, we had a wonderful time! Hopefully some award winners were painted! LOL

Jeanette Jobson said...

Wow, it looks like a beautiful time spent well. What was being created during your time there?

debwardart said...

Jeanette - many paintings. I'll post at least one of mine in progress soon. Each year it is truly a blessing for us all to get together to share and create.