Hello Claudia! Nice sculpture of the horse! I would be leery of adding a post as it could possibly not adhere during firing. You have to be very careful doing add-ons to the main piece. Will you glaze this when finished? Looking forward to more pics.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Hello Sonia! This is a nice clean rendering of the church. Nice to see someone else using graphite medium! Just a wee suggestion to watch your vertical planes.
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Claudia, Alex, NealyPea & Bonnie,
Thank you all for your comments!
Comments & critique will always be welcome & appreciated!
I had to hurry and get another drawing in before Sept. Prizmacolor .005 pen on acrylic paper 5x7. I didn't know how crooked it was until I posted it.
C and C always welcomed
Jose I see you have been working your magic with pastels. I think the swimmer is the better of the two. The girl in the weat looks like it was huuried to get done but still very nice
Claudia I have been doing some clay work too. I made a face jug like the ones they made in the southern appellations back at the beginning of the 20th century. I will post it after it is glazed.
Your horse is very nice. What did you use inside the body cavity to hold it open?? .
Sonia very nice drawing of the church much better than the ink drawing coming up. Yours has great detail and it is straight too more than I can say about mine.
Thank you, Alex, Bonnie, Nealey and Geri for your opinions and nice comments on the fat pony and I think I leave it the way it is. Maybe I try a second one later an make it skinnier. But first the pony has to survive the kiln. Geri, it is filled with newspaper, I went to a pottery workshop with my son (7) and he did a Lizard that way . I made I big ball for the garden. I'm looking forward to see your jug, you know I always like to get a little history backround along with the art
For the glazing part I'm open for suggestions!
C&C always welcome
Geri, I like your church, yes your're right it looks a little crooked. But it gives your drawing the look like the ravages of time took their toll on the church.
Claudia, I don't know anything about working with clay but want to say that I find your attention to historic art and processes very interesting. I visited the Harvard site you posted a link to and saw the painted statues. How fascinating to know that the ancient world was so visually different from the way we tend to think of it!
Geri, even though it is a little crooked, your pen-and-ink of the church is such a good medium to use for that subject.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hello Calista and Geri....different approaches both pleasing.
Geri yours reminds me of van Gogh's drawings/paintings of buildings
Claudia...agree with Alex leave ithe pony as it is. Good way to learn about ceramics (with your son I mean). I had to teach ceramics as part of the curriculum but we used 'real' clay and mixed our own glazes.
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
Geri, your pen drawing of the Church is a little wobbly at the front but nicely done non the less. Difficult subject to do in pen but the results are worth it,.
Claudia, I enjoyed your information about the pottery workshop and the history behind your work. I love the chubbiness of your pony.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Thank you Bonnie and Sarah.
Sarah do you know what the black finishing we used is called in English? As an art teacher, what would you suggest for the pony.
Hi everyone, here is my "Where's the Chow". This was an experiment in that I tried using Lian Quan Zhen's watercolour techniques. I love the effect he gets with his methods of pouring, splashing and blowing on paint, then applying negative painting. He makes it look very easy (which I did not find it) using just the three primary colours. Artistsnetwork.TV sells his videos and there are short previews on utube as well as his web site I believe. Watercolour, 12"x16" Arches cold press paper 140 lb.