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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.

Pain in the Shadows

She’s an amicable creature from a hostile country. She’s a dainty fairy and can’t survive on her own, yet full of a strength that few can muster. Her past full of hurt and crimes, she carries the world on her shoulders, but you wouldn’t know unless she showed you her pain hidden in the shadows.
(or Summer Glau on a butterfly’s wing)

Preview: Fairy

I realized as I was painting my last piece that if I took the time to really work on the shades my paintings could look much better – but I don’t usually take that time, as I paint all at once and my acrylic paint dries quickly – but I absolutely love how it looks when I do add the shades – like in the green fairy’s gown and hair

So I decided to spend my next painting focusing on shading…and I sketched out the next one in my notebook. I’m still working out how I want the colors to look (which is why it’s black and white), but I figured something simpler with details would probably be easier than something with say….three snowflakes and two fairies.

Clay and Winter Fairies

Over the weekend Alex and I decided to pick up some clay and explore the world of miniatures. On Sunday night we baked a few pieces and yesterday I painted mine.

The tall tree-like piece was the most interesting because I had used some candle wax to mold it around. While it was cooking the wax melted (obviously) and sort of oozed around and ended up hardening onto the clay after it dried. Painting wax is interesting, it’s sort of…smudgy.

After painting the clay and coming home from the premier of the short film we worked on all summer, Alex had to work late – so I decided I would too. I’ve been wanting to paint snow/fairies/snowflakes, and decided to give it a try. While I was sketching it out I realized that I derive my interpretations of fairies and snowflakes from Tinkerbell and The Nutcracker. Which makes complete sense, given that I grew up in Florida…and the closest thing to snow I saw was the nutcracker snowflakes…

I didn’t really want the fairies to be white and blue like the rest of the picture, so I decided to paint them green and purple – I like how they are sort of the opposite of each other and still match, and I like how the colors stick out against the blue sky and the white flakes.