Friday, February 22, 2013

Youngest one.

Just finished last week doing a pencil portrait of my youngest grandson.  I was happy with the results, and hope his parents will be too.

Here he is, messing with my camera.  I wanted to get a portrait before he lost his baby cheeks.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The entry that wasn't

This (cracked) lady was going to be my Atomica Ceramica entry.  Now she is my latest yard art.  Going to plant a vine next to her so she's surrounded by green leaves. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Atomica Ceramica

Going to be in an art show called "Atomica Ceramica"  at Chandler Center for the Arts, with opening night on March 15.

These are the pieces I'll be showing.  I was going to show a wall pieces but the blankety-blank thing cracked in the firing.

So this is Plan B.  What do you think?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Newport Sunset

The last night we stayed in Newport Beach this last summer had the most glorious sunset.  

I hadn't attempted a sunset in years, but decided this was the one I had to try.  

Just finished it today.  

So..... whadya think?


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another one - my favorite

Another one of my submittals will be this Retablo I made in honor of my father, who passed away a week after Father's Day in 1995.  

It's handbuilt porcelain, with underglazes and a clear glaze over.

It's one of my favorite pieces.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Professional pictures do make a difference

There's a National Community College Fine Arts Competition every year, and this year I'm going to submit a piece.  

But you have to have professional looking photos to go with the application.  Greg Strange, one of the ceramic instructors at CGCC, set up and took photos of three of my pieces. 

I acted as his assistant, moving stuff around, etc.  I also snapped a few of the setups with my little camera.  It's amazing how much better your stuff looks when it's done this way.

This is one of my little "feet" cups.