acrylic on art board
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ok....it's been a while since I've uploaded anything to this site.
First, yes, I'm still painting. Lots of painting lately actually. I have a couple of shows coming up and lots are in the works. Only 3 currently finished and awaiting photos so I can upload here. Secondly, here is some of the latest pottery projects I've been working on. This is inspired by my last "Family Date Night" with all the kids. We went to see Alice In Wonderland and this reminds me of the dishes the Mad Hatter used on the tables........wimsey....
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My second attempt at hand-building a flower looking vase. This vase's pedals are more straight up compared to the first attempt at this style vase. The inside is also a darker red when compared to the first attempt vase. Approx. 8-9 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide. Water tight and dishwasher safe.
Basket Weave Platter
Hunter Green and Straw colors
A delicate basket weave patter with larger slabs of hunter green swirl patters. This was my first attempt and creating a platter using basket weaved clay. Having to work quickly so the clay does not dry-out was the biggest challenge.
Ok....it has been a long time since I've posted new art on this site. Here is why.....
I've started a fascination with clay and pottery. I've been hand-building pottery for a few years and never took it very serious. I mainly used pottery as a way to get the creative juices flowing in order to paint....to think about painting more clearly while doing my pottery. Well, several months ago, maybe a year ago, I found a pottery kiln for sale in a small local classifieds newspaper for only $50. I went to see it and sure enough bought it. It is the perfect little kiln for what I was making. I can fit several plates or bowls in a fire 4-5 pieces at a time. Perfect for me. So....I started dabbling in pottery a little more. Slowly the shelves around the house were getting full of random pottery pieces and then I also realized the bookshelves were becoming crowded with pottery books and magazines. Then, my Mom said she wanted to get me a pottery wheel. Now I started to really take my pottery art seriously....afterall, Mom got me a great wheel to start with and I already have he kiln. So.....Here are a few of my pottery pieces.
Don't worry....I still have my paint brushes too......