Why Nealey you make persimmon pudding of course.
The jug is stoneware.
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I thought I would remind everyone that we only have 9 Saturdays left before Christmas. I have started my Christmas cards for the grandkids starting with the little one first four more to go.
Messed up the collar some but I don't think a 2 year old will care, but just the same any ideas on how to fix it?
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interesting piece of stoneware...any idea what glaze was used?
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
thought you might like to see this Christmas card which I painted a few years ago...I add the greetings by hand after I have printed them. I sent this one to fans of a certain football team.
your cockerel....maybe you could 'finish' it by using a pointiilist type of brushwork on the body? Make the dots small or large according to the ref.'photo.
Hope this is helpful..I would.rather offer suggestions here on Chatter because I always assume work is finished when it is uploaded on the Challenge forum.
Sarha your cub is a cutie. It is ahem wonder Coke has not filed patient infringement.
I appreciate your comment on the rooster and welcome them. Anything constructive you can say about it helps me learn and that is why I am here.
I cant use a brush on this because that was my challenge to do a complete painting just using a knife. The good wife said I have too much green in the tail and makes it hard too recognize. (The photo is better than the actual painting)
Bonnie your comments on the Members Gallery gave me a chuckle. All the comments about the color and everything being so pretty and then the second post saying you were talking about the camera. No offense was taken but here is the way I take pictures.
I take all my pictures under florescent lights or natural shadows. I then put it in photoshop and straighten it if needed and crop out unwanted background. That done I go to smart photo fix. From there I go to suggested settings. This usually comes out too light in my opinion so I go to darken and adjust that. Next I look for a white, black, or grey and click on it to adjust white balance. then to the saturation to get the color intensity as close to the original painting as I can. (sometimes I cheat here a little). The most important thing is to make you photo in flat light. The cameras that I use are a Nikon Coolpix p1 Or an Olympus camera that I don't know the model of. I hope this helps.
Hello Geri......I saw the ....you will have to explain to me about the Coke (cola I presume) ...wouldn't like to get the forum into trouble
You could still add dots with a more pointed blade!!!
Sarha I don't think you or anybody else will get into trouble over your painting.
Sarha you asked about the glaze and I forgot to post it. It is made by Amco and is called Green Sheeno. With two coats it looks like salt glaze and where it is on thicker it turns an interesting green. It also comes in blue. I don't know about other colors. I wanted the salt glaze look and this was the closest thing available at the time. It is hard to find someone to let you salt glaze in their kiln anymore.
Marsha, I loved seeing your star turn as Judge Judy! What a revoltingly clever idea about serving up intestines!
Fred, love the moonshine painting and actually got very nervous looking at that narrow connection between the two cliffs! Hope it is more secure than the nation's bridges!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Fred, there is always such a wonderful crossover between words and art in your work. I love the dry humor of "checking the mail." And, the picture of you and Ruthie walking up the lane to the house is so sweet. A happy belated birthday, too. I've so enjoyed seeing the photos of you and Ruthie on Facebook.
Geri, this is such an interesting and beautifully executed primitive jug - very, very arty. The clay face and colors are just wonderful.
Joyce Lydia, you missed your calling - you would be a great Christmas card designer! This is just adorable and I remember that last year's bear was Mr. Personality, too!
Sarah, your cuddly polar bear is so cute, too, and perfect for certain footballers.
guys thanks for the compliments of the ookie and revolting yummy ghoul intestine dish...
FRED: I love the "Checking mail" the softness of the watercolor and the texture of the acryllc makes for a very nice memorable painting, the colors are amazing of the mountains as well as the roofs of the barn and house. really do like it all. regarding the cliff hanger.... I hope the parts for the bridge aren't outsourced with no quality control and they end up with faulty bolts and weak steel.
GERI: What a fun jug, nice glaze... maybe Fred can put some moonshine in it to go with what ever you are going to to do with the persimmon pulp, I have eaten persimmon pudding,,,, and persimmon bread hmmmm good I love the knife job with the Cockerel.... good job, I agree with Sarah, try the tip of the knife for streaks and dots of color for the feathery fello....w
JOYCE: whooooahh hang in there,,,, I will be hosting the November and we are going to have our Christmas Card extravaganza. so please save the festivities for the November and December challenges.... you were a star last christmas with your polar bear, I will be getting out last years collection and hanging them up again this year for fun.... I can hardly wait.....
SARAH your Polar Bear is adorable and will fit right into our Cards for the season.... move over Coca Cola...wink
SARAH: ALSO I wish you well with the upcoming storm your country is getting ready for.... I will be thinking of you.
JEN: Watch out you don't TRICK your back out with those active little ones......but have a TREAT with them....
ALEX: have I missed your answer....???? did you start your art class....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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thanks for comments about the bear..he is called Snowball (one of my collection..he is on display at Christmas).
Bracing myself to face the next three hours when the winds are expected to reach 75mph...rain has been torrential overnight. I live at the top of a hill and there is nothing to stop the wind as the land around me is flat (R.A.F airfield). Daughters live further south and have had some damage to property and both are without power.
thanks for your concern..much appreciated
thank you for commenting on 'Snowball' he is one of my collection of bears and takes pride of place at Christmas.