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, January 30, 2017


Showing the size of the brush

Enlarged so you can read the brush
My current favorite brush is a Silver Brush Black Velvet Small Jumbo Round.

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


Working on the bumper chrome, lights and grill.

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


Here is another Thunderbird painting.  Drawn and miskit applied.

The foreground paint applied in the same way as the previous painting - splotchy and spattered!
 A light blue applied to the "chrome".

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!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Darkened a few areas and I think it may be finished!

Thursday, January 5, 2017


The miskit has been removed - now it's time for the details!