Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Finished! Woo Hoo

So remember this plate of the Holy Family that I  blogged about a while ago. I finally finished it. The photo on the left shows it in "first fire". That is the first application of color. Notice how light it is.

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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16 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I am super impressed! That is masterly! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Susan said...

Beautiful! And such a detailed process!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! what an absolutely beautiful creation ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Mary C. Nasser said...

What amazing attention to detail, modeling and chiaroscuro!
I am in awe.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Siggadisart said...

This is just beautiful, such a small painting looking so great, masterpiece.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

wow... that is pretty awesome... so glad to see the finished product...xx

Simona Cordara said...

Impressing! What a work! Love it!

Giggles said...

WOW...just wow..very impressive work!! So beautiful.. thanks for sharing your process!!

Hugs Giggles

Alicia C said...

what a gorgeous piece! looks so ancient. Also can't BELIEVE the patience required to wait for multiple firings before finishing! wow

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Beautiful work! The detail is lovely, and the feeling of gentleness seems just perfect.

Lynn said...

I am blown away by this process and it's beautiful outcome! Wow!

carlarey said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I would never guess you had just painted this.

Carol said...

Totally in awe of your skills!! It's beautiful!

Natasha said...

This is incredible. Patient and talented. Stunning. And interesting to learn a little bit about the process.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is such a gorgeous piece...wow....the depth of it...amazing!!!!

Daniele Valois said...

gorgeous!

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