Friday, June 22, 2012

Painting Outside the Comfort Zone

I belong to a China Painting club, The China Painting Artists of Maryland.

After business meetings we generally do some sort of painting or demonstration. One day we did this new technique with our china paints. Instead of mixing the paint pigments with oil, we used sugar water and then painted the tree design. Then it was fired in the kiln.  The next go round I used lusters dabbed on as leaves and then a luster to indicate the ground.

It's different from the kind of painting I'm used to. I like the traditional painting and I'm not much into abstract or modern art but this was a fun experiment.

Happy Paint Party Friday.

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15 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful trees! Thanks for sharing the process- I have never done china painting.

La Abela said...

That well, I like to try new things in art, buscarce to see if can find something here. Saludos

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

wow, such an interesting technique. I love your trees. Happy PPF

Pointy Pix said...

I really like this. I don't know the first thing about china painting but this is beautiful!

Lynn said...

A lovely piece of art to hang up!
Delicate round leaves!
HPPF too!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

This is really pretty! I love how delicate it is. You do really well outside of your comfort zone!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very delicate design ~ love the trees ~~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Interesting technique - and a beautiful piece!

Mary C. Nasser said...

How cool that combined paint pigments with sugar water! Sounds fun!
I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
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Anne said...

Beautiful painting, love the colorful leaves! Thank you for sharing the technique, very interesting! Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

It has a very nice mix of modern and retro!! I really like it!! Good job!!

Hugs Giggles

Debbie said...

very interesting process, one i've never heard of! The trees are very beautiful!

Karen Smithey said...

How interesting to hear about a different technique!

Nora CG said...

Very nice and also very interesting technique!!!

Daniele Valois said...

this is wonderful!!!

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