As most of you know, I love lustres, particularly exploring all that is possible with them (I do paint with other onglaze paints too, check here, here and here). So I decided to push the boundaries of my creativity again with lustres for a new porcelain painting, and I’m asking you what you think? Are these blue anenomes on porcelain too dramatic?
Here is my latest experiment this week with lustres.
What did I want to achieve?
Most of my paintings start with light – middle values, but I wanted to create drama in this painting, so I started with dark green lustre and worked from there. You can see the beautiful rich colours of the dark green below, after the first firing:
I started painting this anenome vase a few months ago, it was an experiment for some new techniques, and I finally had time to finish it. AND my lustre painting didn’t work out- so I’ll do another one soon. I’m not saying it’s a bad painting, there are lots of things I do like about it which I’ll show you, but the overall painting is not what I wanted- yes it was an experiment, however it’s important to evaluate what worked an didn’t for the final paintings I’ll do soon.
Here is the finished vase:
What did I want to achieve?
1) I wanted to achieve a brilliant red colour, but still get the detail of the petals. I really liked the flower in the photo… Continue reading
Looks like 2015 will be a big one, I’m in Asia for a few weeks and later in Europe at the end of the year. And the exciting news is that the promotions for next year’s big event in Thailand have begun for the Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention 2015! I was invited as one of 8 world class porcelain artists to be guest artist at the Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention (Read more here).
Here is an excerpt from BroadwayWorld.com “The world’s long-awaited porcelain painting and artistic works exhibition, the Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention (“TIPP 2015″), is now back on track. The event is guaranteed to be one that cannot be missed based not only on its past success, but by the planned gathering of world-class porcelain painting artists in one exhibition. More than 200 of the finest porcelain painting… Continue reading
During my masterclasses in Sweden, I painted two etudes during my demonstrations of acrylic painting techniques in abstract expressionism. The first painting was an expression about my first experiences of Sweden and meeting my wonderful friend and artist Turid Wassenius. Turid made me feel very welcomed in her home, and her hospitality, generosity and kindness were heartfelt. Both she and her husband Tomas ensured I got a little taste of Sweden- even watching ice hockey during my visit.
As soon as I entered my room, I was greeted by this beautiful vase filled with forget-me-nots, which was a very sweet and welcoming gesture, and made me feel at home….and so the inspiration began.
The first masterclass was Express you soul through paint, and my experiences of Sweden and Turid were those which I explored… Continue reading
For the month of May I was in Europe, sharing experiences of art and painting, promoting art projects, visiting galleries and exhibitions, private studies and getting inspired. I’ll start this blog post with sharing my first adventures in Sweden, skål and some art…well lots of amazing art really- read on!
I stayed in Trollhättan which is an amazing place….my first visit to Sweden looked like this:
I loved the calm, beautiful forests, and different forest smells, fabulous green colours- the colours in particular were very inspiring.
During my forest walks I came across these black snails- in Australia ours are a grey green colour. During our skype chats, my daughter kept asking about whether the insects and creatures are different in Sweden to… Continue reading