Thursday, January 26, 2012

Painting

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 Hello, Hello,


So my work has taken an exciting turn....well at least I think it's exciting. I am hoping you can give me your opinion on this matter as well. In the past I have always painted on ceramic tiles and scanned them into the computer to use in my surface designs. I feel like I know what I am doing when I paint with glaze. I know what colors work on what, how the colors will flow together, etc. It was also a uniqgue way to approach surface design. There are some pretty big drawbacks to painting on tiles though. First drawback is the color pallettte. It's difficult to mix glazes and get what you want. You don't really know what you've mixed until it comes out of the kiln the next day. Which is my second drawback, time. Waiting to have a hole kiln load of tiles to fire takes time so design work has to be done in increments. Third drawback is the glare and transparency that the scanner picks up from tiles. Trust me I have played with all sorts of over glazes, including matte to get rid of this problem but I lost that battle.

The tulip above is one of my glazed tiles and it's a flower that will make it's debut in Tussie Mussie that will arrive in a few weeks.
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Here is a painting I did this week of a flower that also made it's way into Tussie Mussie. It was glazed in Tussie Mussie but here it's painted. It ttok me a bit to play around with different surfaces, different paints, and different styles of painting. I found that when I usually paint paintings I am a bit more carefree and layer-ee. You know I like to load color on top of color on top of color. When I tried scanning them to use in surface design, the look was too far from my "look". So I think I have figured out how to paint like I do on tiles but on paper. Whew!

So please oh please tell me what you think, I am anxious to hear. I have only shown a couple of folks so far.

Thanks a bunch and have a great day!

Jennifer
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8 comments:

  1. Those are awesome :o) I love that you're so willing and able to leap from medium to medium, and your designs work well in each one that I've seen! I've always told people that, if you need a shot of happy or spring-type beads, etc, you're a good person to check out!

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  2. Yay! Thanks Katie. As you have seen in Cloth Paper Scissors, I do paint as well as glaze. It was soooo worth the trial and error to get my "look" in acrylic because now I can have every color in the rainbow.

    Have a great day,
    Jennifer

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  3. Your designs are so sweet and whimsical and exuberant - just like you! I think that despite the fact that glaze behaves differently than paint, I can totally tell these are the work of the same artist. They are adorable!
    Enjoy the day, Miss Jennifer!
    Erin

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  4. These flowers come from such a happy place, somewhere out there where all is good, bright and happy!!! The colors are so perfect and clear. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of the kiln next and also the new fabric!! Pat

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  5. You go girl! If changing mediums means there's a good chance that we'll see more designs more often, that is a wonderful thing!

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  6. I like the simplistic and colorful rendition inspired by nature.I think the best things that catch out attention are the simplest forms which is appealing to the heart.

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  7. Jennifer - Have you tried watercolor? I used to paint in WC all the time and it might give you the layering you are looking for that is very much like the was you glaze your ceramics. If you need info no problem. You can stretch WC paper en mass and have lots of canvas to work on. Loved Fabriano 140# cold press - nice tooth but great for those overlay washes.

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  8. Glad to hear you still think my work looks like me, whew! That's what I was hoping to hear. I have been painting up a storm lately working on the next line. :)

    Thanks for all of your comments, I appreciate them!

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