Monday, August 22, 2011
There's something fishy going on in the studio this week. This fish gives me the feeling he's blown up with air. I've got straight lines in one direction and curvy ones in the other and I've put chartreuse slip in the lines. I'm wondering what the background would look like with both directions curvy.
Here's another guy mostly black and white with some crimson thrown in to coordinate with the background. I shaded each of the ovals with another color; I'm not sure how that blending of colors will end up after firing.
I hate to risk all these slip painted works I've been making over the last several weeks with a clear glaze. There's always the possibility of too thick an application of turning cloudy, Since I've got some deep carved lines, using a glaze might have a tendency to pool in the crevices and be too thick. (I just realized I didn't carve the ovals; might be too busy if I did; guess I'll leave them like they are). This is probably where spraying the glaze would be better, but I've never tried that before, one of these days. I'm wondering if I can coat these with a sealer after firing. I guess I'll have to practice on some test pieces to see how I like different coatings.
I'm also thinking about of how I'll hang these and the other's I've made this past few weeks. I can either attach wood blocks on the reverse with eye hooks with a wire between to hang. Or I could mount them recessed in a shadow box type of wood frame. These wall sculptures are about 9 x 12 inches, so a wood shadow box frame would make them fairly large if I leave a border around the edge of them. What do you think? Thanks for your comments and happy Monday to you.