Monday, May 5, 2014

Golden Sky Landscape

This is actually a small corner (about 1/4) of a larger painting. The rest didn't turn out great...but I really like this part.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Purple Flower Landscape

I'm back on a landscape kick. It's just so relaxing to come home from a stressful day at work and just paint where I'd like to be.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bottle with Lines

This is Jensen Blue glaze layered three times over white. It always turns out great and the grooves carved in the side pooled the glaze just like I wanted them to:


The pot itself? A little crooked...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Magnolia

This is from a photo that I took last year of a beautiful magnolia. Not sure why I waited so long to paint it...


This one is rather small-- 3"x6"--because I used a scrap piece of paper I had laying around

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Copper Pot

I love the glaze on the top half of this one because it looks like a copper pot:


The bottom and inside are a lovely Jensen Blue.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tulip

I wanted to take a break from the gold paint for a while.

Feeling inspired by all the beautiful tulips that are EVERYWHERE this time of year, I painted this tulip from my very own backyard:


Now, this photo is from my Instagram (@emileewilliamsart) account, so there is a filter on it, but I like it just the same.

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...