I meant to post this last week but I accidentally saved it as a draft.
I've been feeling a little lost in pottery lately. My big goal has been to make a bottle. Now that I've done that a few times, I'm not sure what my next goal should be. I need to find some new inspiration.
I made this pot and bowl last week and trimmed them tonight. Next week we glaze and then we're done! This class went by so fast. I definitely didn't get as much done this time as the last class I took...
The gray stripe in the bottom collage is a metallic silver watercolor on mulberry paper. I built these collages off the paper and then secured the whole weave to watercolor paper with a glue/water mixutre
I got a little carried away with the details on this tree. When I started, I made the top part too small for the trunk and ended up having to fill it out to make it look right. As a result, the leaves got much more detailed-- which I like a lot. I added some simple roots for interest.
For this tree, I used Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cobalt Blue, and a little Lemon Yellow Hue. I also painted the trunk with Cobalt Blue first and added a layer of Dark Brown over the top-- just for a little dimension. I really like how the yellow of the tree bleeds down into the branches, too.
I experimented with color again on this one using Cadmium Yellow Hue, Alazarin Crimson Hue and Cobalt Blue. I think the Cobalt Blue makes all the difference in these trees. The trunk is a little awkward in this one-- too much of the branches showing at the bottom. I just really love how the colors came together.
I had fun experimenting with color and now it's time to experiment with shape. There are these trees here in Utah that are tall and slender. In the fall, they turn a brilliant shade of yellow. I googled "tall skinny trees Utah" and apparently these trees are called Theves Poplar. It is hard to imagine different tree shapes in the winter when they are all bare, but this is one of my favorites so it's hard to forget. The colors I used in this one are: Cadmium Yellow Hue, Lemon Yellow Hue (just a touch at the top) and Cobalt Blue
I really experimented with the colors for this tree: Cadmium Orange Hue and Cobalt Blue. Now, I know that isn't THAT crazy, but it was out of my comfort zone. So give me a little credit, okay? I really love these two colors together. And again, to add interest I painted branches through the tree and even one sticking out at the top. And what would a crazy tree be without paint splatters?