Believe it or not it took me 10 fires in the kiln. Painting on china requires building up the color and firing in the kiln in between.
It took that many fires to get the depth of color in the background. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It looks much better in person. It's a very large plate...10 inches in diameter. I still think the Blessed Mother could use a little more work on the face but for now I'm finished. At least I think so.
But you never know, I might later go back and put some kind of other detail on the edge. Maybe some enamel or luster...not sure.
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