Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Finished Pottery

I FINALLY got my finished pots from our last pottery class. I really mixed it up with the glazes, and let me tell you, it paid off! I'm so excited.

This bottle turned out nothing like I expected. It is Jensen Blue glaze over Jensen Red glaze.  I thought the end result would be a really deep, dark blue with a lot of light dots, but I got this instead:


I am obsessed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gold Paint Series: Silver Chevrons

Because I love gold watercolor paint so much, I wanted to try silver watercolor paint, too. It did not have the same effect-- it doesn't have the same metallic effect. It's flat and looks like a white/gray color... not sure if I'll be using that one again...


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gold Paint Series: Chaos Between the Lines

I think this is my favorite painting in the Gold Paint Series so far:


The colors turned out AWESOME and I love the simplicity of the gold lines-- minimal and interesting at the same time.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gold Paint Series: Gold in the Background

I wanted to try mixing gold in the color wash. It had an interesting effect-- rather than mixing with the wet pigments like I thought it would, it seemed to just move it-- pushing it out of the way to stand all on it's own.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Gold Paint Series: Tree with Roots


I like the roots in this one. The leaves? Not so much. I went a little too heavy on the paint. I was actually trying to cover up a mistake. The tree was originally going to be all branches-- but that turned out weird so I decided to cover it up.