Thursday, March 15, 2012

Variations on a theme

I made some wall plates with the same theme as my 99 More series.  They are large, about 21" across.  I love the way the painting came out, but, they both have hair line cracks.  I am going to make some more, but I think I will use a different clay.  I have also been doing more of the paintings on canvas.  I am up to 15 now.  I have added a page to the blog called "99 more, so far".  It is on the right hand side bar.  I will keep adding the paintings as I do them.

"Sunset Surf"
11 x 14"  $265.00

"Overseas Highway"
11 x 14"  SOLD

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wall turtles

Here is a new item, these cute little wall turtles.  Like my wall fish they have wires on the back and will hang on the wall.  I was happy with the outcome and plan to do some more.  They look cute swimming on the wall.  I'll try to remember to take a photo of them in the gallery.  I personally thought that the green ones were a little weak in color, but wouldn't you know that one of them was the first to sell.  That's a reminder to me that color is subjective.  Anyway, they are hanging on the wall in the gallery at $38.00 each.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Catching up

I am finally starting to catch up on some wholesale orders. These flip flops have gone off to Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  The new turtle design is cute, cute, cute.

More faces with a couple of pineapples thrown in

 I enjoyed my last experience making small footed plates, so I decided to do it again.  This time I did a series of black and white women's faces and seated nudes.  I tired of doing the black and white before I was ready to abandon the form so then I did some faces with color and some pineapple plates.  Each of these plates has three small feet on the bottom to give them lift and the feet have holes in them so they can be hung on the wall.  The photo at the very bottom is a side view that shows the profile.

Each plate is about 6 x 8" and $34.00 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

99 More

 The last day of the Robert Burridge workshop he stopped by my work table, pointed to one of the landscapes and said, "That's great, now do 99 more."   I took it as a challenge and decided to continue the series.  Here are the guidelines I have set for myself.  They will all be 11 x 14" like the original ones.  They will be cloud and water studies.  I will use big brushes, lots of water and paint fast and loose.  The hard parts will be staying loose and of course the 99 thing.  I have a bad case of short attention span so staying focused could be a problem.  I am not giving myself a deadline, but maybe I should, we'll see.  One really good thing is that I am always taking cloud photos and I probably have 200 that I can look at for inspiration if I need to.  The above landscape needs a couple of small tweaks.
 This painting is finished.  When I say it is finished, I don't mean it is perfect, just that it works for me at this current stage.
 This painting is finished.
I am not sure if this one is finished or not. I am happy with the compostion, but it might lack a focal point.  But not every painting, (in my opinion) needs a strong focal point.

I do want to add that my kiln is repaired, I am firing again and the next post will have some new pottery pieces.
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