Monthly Archives: January 2011

20 posts

Painting Ceramics

Today we went to a pottery place and painted our own ceramics. They’ll bake them and gloss them and give them back to us on Friday. I made my very own tea set (because I don’t actually own one). First I was just going to make these two cups…

But as we went along, the staff started stocking and a triangle teapot started calling my name. So by the time we were all finished painting, I’d created a tea set complete with bonsai and Alice-in-Wonderland references.

iPhone art (#14)

Decided to paint on/with my iphone today after lunch, and tomorrow we’ll be painting pottery. I’m trying to decide on a cup or a plate and if I should make a movie reference or just play with it. But that’s besides the point – today I tried something different with the brushes app instead of filling everything in like I usually do, I just colored the sky and left everything else. I really like the style and might try to incorporate it into future paintings.

Painting in my Head (#12)

Yesterday, while we were on our walk/hike I stopped and paused and started painting in my head – visualizing the image I was going to paint – and then did a really really rough 5 second sketch in my notebook and called it a day. This morning I created a 6×6 painting of what was going on in my head. I like it 😀

Watercolor on the West Coast #9 and #10

Yesterday, I woke up feeling sort of bad and didn’t end up doing anything, so this morning (still sickish) I made two pieces. The first, for yesterday, I just drew in my notebook, and the second is inspired by a friend. 🙂 Hopefully we’ll all get over whatever we’re coming down with quickly.