Thursday, 8 August 2013

New projects...

Winter is well and truly here in Adelaide South Australia. The trees have lost all of their gorgeous brightly coloured leaves and the blue skies have been more grey than blue of late, and the rain has been falling and adding to those cold and dreary colourless days. And with this it has had me craving the beautiful bright colours of Spring and Summer.... Colour makes me smile, lifts my spirit and brightens my day... Colour makes me Happy.... So my new project begins with a little, No, No, No! let's make it a Big splash of COLOUR!!!!

Recently I was admiring another Potters
work by the name of Mark Campbell. He was creating bowls and
decorating them with a graded colour effect which looked like the sunset. Just gorgeous, and this led me to try something similar but with a twist of my own... Grading the other above bowl with a centre of yellow and then a lime to pale blue as the internal of the bowl and then....
The outside was decorated with a stripe and tulip design.
This being step one of the outside painted process....
              
The next step was the basic outline of the tulips and leaves,
and then the tulips were painted and the colour gradually is layered with slightly varied tones of similar shades of red and orange to create the dimensions of the tulips in the below photo...
                                                
                                          
        
The leaves in the above photo were next and below the outline in a fine line of black is added to finish off the design...
                                                 
                                          
        
And here it is turned up the right way and completed...
                                          
This next bowl was painted with the yellow, orange and red colours depicting a sunset...
                                          
So that the feature design is not hindered in any way by the background, I draw and cut out a basic stencil of what ever I am to be painting on. a spray of water fixes it to the piece prior to starting the graded colour effect. Then when the colour is painted I remove the stencil and start the painting of the feature....
                                           
And here he is here nearly complete...
Finished...
And the bottom...
And here is another....
                                                                                         
   So there you go, my Big splash of colour. Now just to get them through bisque firing and onto their final clear glaze firing. I so can not wait to see how much the colour will Pop when they are clear glazed...
I would like to give a big thank you to my Dear brother Dale for the photos of me painting. Dale is intellectually impaired and I have had the pleasure of having him stay with me for the last three weeks. We have had a great time together, and I think he did an awesome job taking these photos...
Here he is with his bowl that we worked on together, what fun we had making it! :)
 And here it is painted... Love it.... 
                        
And here we are together on our day out, with a visit
to Adelaide's Mt Lofty Look out...
We had a wonderful time together...
Love you Dale... xoxo
                                 
Thank you for stopping by. I'm heading over to Mudcolony  to see what everyone else has been up to this week in their studios, come on over and visit too.... Have a great week ... :)

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4 comments:

  1. What a great post Annie !!
    SO good to see you back in the saddle, beautiful work & how lucky are you to have such a loving relationship with your brother xxx

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    1. Thank you Adriana! So nice to be back into it... And I am very lucky indeed! :) xxx

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  2. You are a very talented artist!

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    1. Thank you very much Caroline :)

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