Thursday, May 31, 2012

Magnolia 1

This is the first pass at pastel painting on some fuzzy board I got from Britta at the last APS meeting. It is acid free and archival and this one was dk. grey.
 It looked so much brighter in my studio, so I need to go back in and work on it.  It's still pretty dark, which is good as the lighter colors are easier to put in at the end.  I have noticed that there is no removing the pastel once it in on the surface, and no blending with my finger. So I have used only soft pastel on it's side.  It is very interesting and new.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

cat cup

This is a new glaze color for us.  It is a blue purple and I never know where the colors will change.  I used a cat image I cut out of clay for the handle and it feels pretty good to hold on to.  This is the most functional of the animal images I tried for handles.