Finally finished this porcelain plate which I've titled "Time will set us free, in the light of our dreams." You can see the progress of this painting, and explanation of the abstract expressionist techniques with lustre paints here on this video.
This plate complements the painting on another oval plate, which you can see here. The other plate, "Floating in my Freedom" was completed with liquid bright gold, however for this plate, I've used burnishing gold, because it is a warmer gold, and compliments the warm colours used on this plate. In the photo below, I show you how the reflections fired (as compared the the previous video) to create movement and the notion of time moving to freedom.
The use of lustres and copper work creates the dream like state as previously explained. The love between this couple is waiting for the moment which is being held in their dreams. In relation to the theme of Destiny and Love, this painting explores the idea that often we wait for the right moment to find or commit to love, and simply live in our dreams, waiting for destiny.
Our dreams are a safe warm place where passion and desires are fulfilled and promises of truth accepted without question or fear. The use of warm tones of copper, deep purples, and reds expresses this notion, as the light reflections of gold and turquoise reflects the sense of time which will set this couple to freedom- love.
When creating expressionist work, (or any painting) it's important to understand the function of colour in your work, as colour is more than simply aesthetics, it can communicate many things to your viewer, and express your ideas and feelings.
For more information about courses I teach about:
The secrets of colour, please click here
Courses on lustre painting, here.