Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New color combination

There's a new color combination, well, new to me, that I tried and I really like the results.  

Ted at Ironwood Studio did some bowls with this combo and they looked spectacular.  It's temmoku over turquoise.  I had no idea it would work this nicely.  Do you like it?

This is one of my berry bowls and I just got an order for three of them!  

Off to Tucson to babysit for the week, so Monday I'll head right back to the studio.    

Monday, July 30, 2012

Learning new stuff

It's really hard to make corrections on a pot once it's been glaze fired, EXCEPT when you're adding more oxide.  

Originally these pod shapes turned out the same color as the salmon stripes in the vase.  There wasn't the contrast I wanted because I had not put a thick enough coating of the oxide on.  So I took a chance, painted on some more oxide, and Voila! it worked.  

It looks better now.  Who knew?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

House numbers

My mud buddy, Steve, made me a cool new placque for the numbers on my house.  We just got our house painted this weekend and I got to put them up.

Pretty cool, huh?  Quail and hummingbirds are my two favorite feathered critters, so I was really happy to be able to finally have a quail in my yard.  


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cactus drawings

These are the two cactus drawings I just finished for my inventory for the MAC.  So the last three days I've been working on framing everything.  Man, this is like, WORK!

Hopefully, there will be something I've done that appeals.  Feeling a real crisis of confidence right now...

Friday, July 6, 2012

The finished product. Empty bowls

I took a picture of these before firing, just to do a before and after.  Below is the "after".  Not loving the interiors, but I think they turned out OK.  Opinions?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chimayo in watercolor

I had painted the mission at Chimayo twice before, both in acrylic.

Since it's my favorite church, I decided to try it in watercolor for my MAC (Mesa Art Center) inventory.  It looks different from my other Chimayo paintings - brighter, more colorful. I used a lot of thalo blue, and I think that's what did it. Is it too bright?
Now it's on to the pencil drawings.  Bought three little cactus yesterday, and today I begin.