Finally I've finished the paste work for this roses piece, which is part of my exhibition in St Petersburg soon.  I tried a variety of approaches on test plates first for the look I wanted to achieve with the paste work.  Remembering that I wanted this piece to reflect a contemporary impression of rococo roses from Catherine's Palace....opulent gold and design.  See more of the pen work and progress on this plate here.

Next to dry, then fire, and paint with burnishing gold and embellishments for scroll work to complete for a final firing.....

I'm still finishing my lustred roses set of plates, and I'll start a new plate about Catherine II in lustres and gold paste work.  If I can fit in one more plate that would be ideal 🙂  Still finishing off my canvas painting of that Meissen cup and other bits too....if you haven't guessed by now I work best under pressure and with a gazillion things going on at one time,  A-type personality or typical artist, I dunno, but it works for me.  Planning on going to the beach for a quick dip and play with the kids later, so that my head will clear of these paint fumes LOL 😉 and then I can go back to another of my many all night painting sessions!  Tony Johansen, I hope you're painting tonight, thanks for the night tweets which have been getting me through!!!

Oh, the masterclasses for demonstrating my art and process for embroidery in St Petersburg are going to be exciting!!  While I'm doing demonstrations there, I will also be offering friends here on facebook to watch and join in on one of these classes as a webinar, so you can see what's happening too.  If you'd like to participate in this please message me on facebook and I can send you the link.

Also, I update a lot of pics on my fan page too, so please LIKE the page and check out more of what I'm doing there.

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  1. Patricia Boston
    November 30, 2012 -

    Your paste work and pen work is awesome!! I have a real problem with paste work not smooth like yours. Do you have any tips for mixing your paste?

    • November 30, 2012 -

      Well, I cheat and buy a premix from Interdec, the Dresden raised paste I use small amounts at a time so that I don't have to add many thinners to it, otherwise it becomes too dilute. I make sure it is at a stringy consistency, so you may have to add a little thinners to it. But what ever I do use straight from the jar I mix with a palette knife well before I work with it, and mix it again while working. Sometimes I do make a thinner consistency too, depending on the effect I want.

  2. [...] work into my modern lustre and gold paintings on porcelain…especially since completing the roses in penwork, I’m enjoying the techniques of creating contrast and depth with these techniques.  I was [...]

  3. August 25, 2012 -

    Your pen work and paste work is fabulous!!! Love your ribbon embroidery also, I have been doing it for years and enjoy it. You are very creative! Keep it up!

    • August 25, 2012 -

      Thanks Paula for visiting and your lovely comments. The ribbon embroidery is really relaxing for me.

  4. Andrea Simeral-Boyer
    April 13, 2012 -

    LOVELY work, Ingrid! So detailed. Just wonderful!

    • April 14, 2012 -

      Hi Andrea, thanks sso much for your comments...fingers crossed nothing chips off in the kiln :)

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