Finally finished this new painting on porcelain this week, "Floating in my freedom," Ingrid Lee, 2013.  Oval porcelain plate, 38cm.  It is painted in an abstract expressionism style with lustre, liquid bright gold, platinum, copper, burnishing gold and paste.  You can see the progress of this painting here, and here.  I have made a video of the painting at the end of this post.

 "Floating in my freedom," Ingrid Lee, 2013.  Oval porcelain plate, 38cm.

"Floating in my freedom," Ingrid Lee, 2013. Oval porcelain plate, 38cm. Lustre, gold, platinum and copper.

In this painting, Floating in my freedom, the central figure is floating in her personal freedom, representing the notion that to float in one's freedom is a pure sense of liberation and ease.  The use of light, airy, almost cloud like light yellow forms and gold connects the ideas of this painting to a sense of happiness.  This colour has been emerging into my artwork since my trip to a Thai temple last year (see more here), and it can be seen in the painting Love is like a Ball and Chain, completed at the end of 2012.   I mention the word ease, because in the state of liberation and true happiness, I believe one of the first senses we feel of being truly in this state is of ease, free of attachments and our focus is aligned without unnecessary distraction.  It is not so much a dream like state, as I do believe it can be a reality. If you have been following the blog posts about this painting series on the theme of Destiny and Love, I think that this painting is representing the journey to an ultimate of self love.

I have decided to video this painting (just using my iphone- no great production work 😉 ) because one of the unique features I use with my lustre work is to use the multiple reflections of lustre painting techniques to enhance both the viewer's experience of my painting and more importantly, to add a deeper level of expression.  I explain this on the video, but if you require a translator, I'm writing about what I've basically talked about, and you can use the translator here on the page 🙂  I hope that helps.

 

 

I explain that the bold contrasting colours of purples and greens indicate that this journey of liberation,  is still not complete...it is a process of emergence, it is dynamic and flowing.  It think that the dynamism is an important concept, because for my, that is reality...our lives are not always in perfect liberation, it will change, and by being flexible and open to the change is when we get back on that path to ease.  You can see this idea expressed by the moving and merging lines and shapes in this painting which are shown to more detail in this video.  The layering and juxtaposing of copper, liquid bright gold and burnishing gold and yellow lustres shimmer and make the eye move along the lines as the reflections attract the eye.  These techniques create physical movement and interaction for the viewer, in an attempt to feel the expression or experience as portrayed by the central figure in the composition.

 

This painting is probably the next step of transcending the shadows, as shown in my other painting completed last month on canvas "Transcending the shadows, finding the light."

What do you think about this abstract expressionist style of painting on porcelain?  Please let me know in the comments below 🙂

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  1. December 9, 2014 -
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    an amazing achievement; I would like to inform you that my place Yingge not only one of the famous Porcelain Town but also a great rendezvous of artists in Taiwan.Here beautiful place is a heavenly tourist resort.” Welcome ! My family had just moved to the area last year, My neighbors there are several porcelain factorys, I think I will interact with ceramics in future. :lol: :lol:

    • December 10, 2014 -
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      Hello dear, thank you for visiting my blog. I am waiting for my list of appointments in Thailand next March, so I will know my diary better. I am very interested to visit you and your town. I will talk with you soon :D

  2. October 9, 2014 -
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    Thank to the e-mail of Linkedin which offered me about you .I admire your artistic talent. I am also a painter I live in ceramic industry specializes in the production of towns. I would like to make friends with you. Mu-Lang Huang Bamboo Country Gallery This is to inform you that my place Yingge not only one of the famous Porcelain Town but also a great rendezvous of artists in Taiwan.Here beautiful place is a heavenly tourist resort.” Welcome ! mulanghuang@gmail.com www.artlib.net.tw/web/mulanghuang

    • October 10, 2014 -
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      Dear Mu-Lang Huang thank you very much for visiting my site and your kind words and greetings from your town. I will visit the website and look forward to talking with you more. Creative prosperity to you.

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