Friday, December 28, 2012

Sgraffito Jaunt

Here are a couple more platters I made, an owl and a sunflower. I guess I'm on a sgraffito jaunt right now. I think the branch structure is a little busy so I'll black out one of the branches below the owl's body. I may add some brown or gray to the tree branches.and revise the moon.

I never know if I should make the rim the same color as the background or leave it white. What do you think? Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I think you found your calling, - these are beautiful.

    Love to see more.

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  3. I like how you did the rim of the flower plate. If it was a too white it might compete with the design.
    Great job on that owl!

    I hope it has warmed up in FL. I think you may have had colder weather than us!

  4. Linda, I like the rim the way you've done it.

  5. You are really on an artistic roll!

  6. I am fond of them both & think they would work best as background/same color. ~Mary

  7. The pussy cat? The pea green boat? Your work here is not done.

  8. The rim looks great, actually the entire plate looks terrific, leave it alone.

  9. Just lovely! True paintings on clay!

  10. I think you may have some big time sales coming up....:)

  11. hmmm--- you will know what's best re: the rim.
    like the colors of the sgraffitto-- especially the flower.
    happy new year!

  12. Hi Gabi, thanks so much, I seem to have a lot of callings though, lots of tangents.

    Hi Michele, thanks, it was 25 over night and now it's back up again, up and down here.

    Hi Rian, thanks, good to have feedback.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, it keeps me out of trouble, Gary says it keeps me out of jail. Ha.

    Hi Mary, thanks so much.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, oh yes you are so right. Ha.

    Hi Lori, thanks, best not to over think it I guess.

    Hi Julia, thanks, keeps me from getting bored.

    Hi Dee, thanks, I sure hope so. Ha.

    Hi Amy, thanks, I made the flower cuts kind of deep, hope they aren't too deep.

  13. While I love the owl, I can see why you might delete the bottom branch - it is a joy as is though.
    My vote would be to have the rim the same colour as the background, so that it becomes a part of the image.
    I love them both and am looking forward to the next exciting installment.

  14. Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, I revised the owl some and got rid of one branch and painted the trunks gray, we shall see. Will have to fire soon, my cupboards are getting full of greenware.


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