Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Wide Eyed and Wondering
Pretty soon I'll be up to hundreds, well maybe not hundreds, but quite a collection of portraits in clay. There doesn't seem to be an end to them in the foreseeable future. This woman seems to be wondering. I let the pieces sit a while and then go back and do revisions.
Here's wide eyed woman, maybe a little too wide eyed. I may have enough pieces to fire this week. I need to do that because I want to see how the shading with the stains will turn out. Will it fade or will it show up too dark. It's all up in the air at this point.
Here's another tiny frog, then again this might be a baby toad. He's sitting in the track of our garage screen door which is about 1.5 inches so you can tell how tiny he is. I had to herd him out of there so I could close the door earlier this summer. I didn't want him to be caught in the garage.
I'm liking the painterly brush strokes I've been making with the stained slips. I hope they look OK after firing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.