Friday, April 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday

Today I almost didn't get something in. My Dad was admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure last night and I was going to just forget this, this week but I thought maybe I need to concentrate on something else. So here I am. I'm looking to checking out some of the other blogs before I go to the hospital this morning.

Well this week's PPF for me is a piece of porcelain. It's china painted on porcelain. Some paint on canvas, some on paper....I do that too but I also paint on porcelain.

China paints come as dry paint pigments that are mixed with oil. Each piece is painted multiple times and then fired in between each firing in the kiln. It takes several firings to reach the desired colors and look. This particular piece took me 4 firings to achieve the look I was going for.  Don't you just love this sweet little face?
If you like her, she's available in my Etsy shop. Here's the link:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/6533017/hand-painted-porcelain-victoriancottage

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19 comments:

Pointy Pix said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father and I'm sure you must be beside yourself with worry.

This is a lovely little piece - I am always intrigued at artist who use other surfaces to paint on .

ileana said...

I do hope your father is feeling better and getting the treatment he needs.

I love what you've done on porcelain! You are extremely gifted, and I will return to see more of your work.

All the best for your dad!

Kristin Dudish said...

Sending great big hugs to you, Joann... You and your father will be in my thoughts.

I love the unique painting technique you bring to the party... very cool.

xo
Kristin

Gloria said...

Hi Joann. Hope your father is doing better. Porcelain is just awesome and you've done a great job with the painting. That's a lot of work, she is darling.

art2cee2 said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, hope he recovers soon. The painting on China is just wonderful! :-)

Christine said...

Nice work! My mom also has congestive heart failure and is doing well at the moment. Hope your dad will be ok.

EVA said...

I hope your Dad will be okay. My thoughts are with you both.

A very pretty little girl! My grandmother used to paint china but mostly flowers.

Roban Studio said...

Oh JoAnn I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Blessings to you and him today. Your china plate is absolutely beautiful. That's crazy how many firings you have to go through to get to the finished product, but so well worth it! I am so glad you went ahead and posted this today. Take care.

Msartist said...

Dear Joann, so sorry to hear about your dad. Positive thoughts coming your way. Your painting on china is wonderful. Stay strong. ~Theresa

Pam Tucker said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. I'm sending healing thoughts your way.
I've always wondered how to paint on china. I never knew it was such an involved process! She's beautiful!

Marlene said...

Joann so sorry to hear about your father, you have really been through it with parental health issues lately. Prayers for you and your family.

As always I love your porcelain work, She is gorgeous.

La Abela said...

It is a very fine and elegant, I hope your dad gets well soon. A kiss

Melisa said...

I'm sorry your father is so ill and I hope he recovers as quickly as possible. I'm glad you got your art time in though, because it can help with the stress. The plate is really beautiful. I've always wondered how it was possible to paint on porcelain; how to get the paint to stick. Now I know a bit more about it. :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

HUgs..healing thoughts to your dad...wishing him well!
Beautiful piece...truly gorgeous!
Victoria

Heather said...

Beautiful face there. I love this work.

Your father and your family will be in my thoughts...sorry to hear this.

xo

Heather said...

She is very sweet! I hope your Dad is doing well. Sending lots of healing thoughts his way.

priti.lisa said...

An extra prayer for your Dad...
I know how time consuming painting on porcelain is, but the effort here was worth every minute. It ia wonderful :)
xox

brendathour said...

Keeping for your dad in my prayers, Joann. Not to mention your mom and you.
Love the plate, yes it is such a sweet face. Art is a wonderful place to escape to, even if it's for a little while.
hugs and prayers,
Brenda

Netty said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Joann, am sure these sell out quickly in your Etsy shop. Just read the above post about your father being on the mend, that is so good to hear. Enjoy your week, Annette x

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