Monday, January 10, 2011

This is a mural that I painted with lots of fruit and a large old jug. I like painting the pottery on stone because the natural stone gives an aged and weathered look to the pottery -it looks cracked, faded, chipped. It is fun to find just the right stone to give it the best look- and always a challenge to plan ahead enough to get it in the right place :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope you had a great Christmas. I would say I have  all these new year's resolutions for the coming year, if I set any-but I don't really do that . I do plan to paint more this year- the past year and a half had a bit of a bump in the road that slowed it down- well -stopped it for a while and then I just got a little bummed. All I can say is when falling-"Tuck and roll!" So I say when life gives you lemons - put them in a bowl and paint them! Here is a painting for a lady that wanted lemons and limes. This is on marble.
In the coming weeks,I plan to show my process of painting a ceramic tile mural . It is a process that consists of painting with a medium that doesn't dry- so you have to be careful to not wipe off the painting as you are doing it. It is fired in a kiln and painted in layers until completed. It requires a lot of planning-and is a fun challenge.  This is something that I am working on at this time.
I also plan to paint some on canvas-I have several planned from old photos of people-mainly children that I may do in sepia tones in oils. I also plan on melting more glass-just because it is fun. So, call them resolutions, if you want-I just call it fun:)