It takes me a while to recover from the pieces which don't turn out they way I want. I had high hopes for the sgraffito fish platter from a recent firing but the transparent glaze didn't melt like I wanted. I'm getting ready to sign up for another acrylic painting class so I was feeling painterly yesterday. These fish with their blended underglaze backgrounds, and their gestural qualities seem to suffice for my next round of fish platters. I'd like to achieve these same effects with paint if I can.
Both schools of fish are swimming from right to left. I wonder if I can draw them swimming in the other direction? I read from left to right, but maybe I draw from right to left. I love how they seem to be floating in a sea of forgetfulness, almost hidden from view. Hopefully those ethereal qualities will remain after firing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.