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, August 31, 2017


Remember that teal blue bowl in the center of the page from the prior post?  Note that it is now cobalt blue.  Since I wasn't sure, when starting, what color that bowl should be, I began with a light glaze of the cobalt teal, ensuring that I could easily change colors if necessary.  

This was an easy fix - some are harder - but you CAN make changes in watercolor, contrary to what you have probably been told!

There are several glazes of color on the dinnerware.  I deepened some of the shadows on the dinnerware and then it was time for the shadows on the background.

The shadows were added, making sure that I used just a touch of the color of each saucer and cup in the shadow.  Then I "lived with it" for a while before deciding if it was finished.

There are still some small bits of miskit on the painting at this point - something which I had forgotten about.  Having been on for so long, some of the miskit was difficult to pull off - to be honest, some may still be on there!  In a few spots I used an Xacto knife to cut off the miskit.


RH Carpenter said...

Ooooo, such yummy colors and shadows!!

Ginny Stiles said...

Took me awhile to realize WIP is "work in progress".
One of the challenges of making cups for me is getting the ovals correct in perspective.
Mine are always WONKY.
Any hints on that? You got yours so perfect!

Debbie Nolan said...

Deb I love how you used all those lovely colors and the composition just pulls you right into the painting too. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a super day.

debwardart said...

Thanks ladies; this was fun just from the standpoint of using fun colors.

laura said...

Love it!
And kicking myself for not doing it first--I have Feistaware too and often think of painting it ... Never have!

debwardart said...

Laura - you can do it!