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, May 25, 2017
I put a thin line of miskit around the edges of the eggs. I like Pebeo Drawing Gum, which is the gray line you see in the photo. Then I put down a piece of blue painter's tape along the edge of the carton and began painting
C O L O R. And, for me, the added fun of the preciseness of the letters!
It was also fun to mix colors to get as exact a representation of the actual colors on the carton as possible.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
When I got home I placed the carton and some eggs on a dishtowel and took numerous photos and chose this one.
|After more drawing, from the photo, the painting is finally ready to begin.|
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
As I've mentioned before, I am all about the crochet right now. So I looked through patterns that come to me via email, and I found one for little sandals.
These were just too cute not to make!! I did make a couple of slight modifications. I made the tie straps longer for ease of tying a little bow. Then, the pattern called for wrapping the toe area several times, but I just used a piece of yarn, wrapped it a couple times and tied a bow.
I've got so many skeins of yarn now, in various stages of use, so I want to use up as much as I can. Since the pattern called for a double sole - yikes, the child will not be walking for months, but these soles are rugged!!! - I used yellow on the bottom and pink on top. That way I could easily use the multi-colored yarn for the rest of the shoe and it would all coordinate. May as well teach her about coordinating outfits early on!
Here they are - and they almost fit her little tiny feet! In another month or so they should be right on - just in time for the summer fashion season!
The pattern for these sandals can be found at www.whistleandivy.com.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The greens of the grasses and leaves started. The chair shadows have also been darkened.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Next I began to show the bricks with quick swipes of color.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Originally I thought I would pour this photo, but after looking it over again I decided direct painting was the way to go!
I printed out the photo in line work and enlarged it. Even so, there is still a lot of drawing in that needs to take place before painting can begin.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ah ha - - - she found out that, even though you set out to work in one area, you notice something that bothers you in another area, so you go over there to paint, then you realize you didn't paint the area you thought you should paint, so you go back there, until you realize another area on the other side of the painting needs help . . . . well, you get the idea!
And, sometimes, you see a spot that needs "help", you get paint on your brush - and then find yourself sitting with your brush mid-air, having no idea where you are supposed to put the paint that is on your brush!!!
It's not as cut and dried as it looks!!! Haha.
I think it may be done - or else I'm just done looking at it!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
First I traced the photo (I know, cheating . . . ) but - then it took me several hours to carefully compare the photo to the tracing, adding and erasing lines as necessary, until I had all of the leaves.
Then I added the blue sky and greens of possible leaves in the background.
And, by the way, the paper used here is a print paper, not technically a watercolor paper. It has the properties of hot press w/c paper, and is acid free. Sometimes I like to use different papers, just to try them out.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The grill has been painted in. I find painting all of those little areas very "zen"-like.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
|Showing the size of the brush|
|Enlarged so you can read the brush|
Now that's a mouthful!!! Also something of an oxymoron!
It's a great brush, very soft and holds tons of water. I've had it for probably a year before I began using it, and now wonder why it took me so long!
I began using the Black Velvet brushes several years ago and would highly recommend them. They are inexpensive enough that if the point dulls you don't spend a fortune to replace them, but they act very much like an expensive sable.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Well, as you can see, I have spent more time crocheting baby hats!
All of these will be delivered to the local hospital maternity ward. Hopefully someone will want to plop one on their baby's head and take it home!!! (The hat, I mean. Of course they will want to take home the baby!!! Haha.)
They need to be packaged separately, so they will all be "packaged" in a sandwich bag, as the top one is here. I will add a sticker with care instructions to the outside.
I debated whether I should add the button decorations, but they look cute, and the parents can always remove them if they decide they don't like them.
Now my daughter wants a hat, too! It just won't be this small!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
My friend is going to have her first grandchild in March and I crocheted an afghan for the baby. There was enough yarn left over to create some little hats, too.
This was so much fun! I've been in a painting slump, and this creative endeavor really filled me with happiness!