Friday, March 5, 2010
5 Little Birds
5 Little Birds Sitting in a Tree... Well, they're not sitting in a tree, but on a shelf in my studio. They are waiting for next week to go to Atlanta for the ACC show! YAY! These little guys have served as fun little test pieces for me. I was playing with color, finishes, texture, and bird form, and I like how they turned out! Two of them have acrylic paint on the bases, instead of ceramic glazes, and I really enjoyed playing with acrylics. I've used them in the past, but in a MUCH different way. I enjoyed using the acrylics so much, and part of that reason is that you get immediate results! There's no waiting for the kiln to fire to see what color and effects you are going to get! That's by far, the best! Why didn't you guys ever tell me how awesome that could be??? So cool, and in fact, I may be leaning toward a more "mixed media" type of finishes for my sculptures. There is just so much freedom and fun things you can do! Just last night I bought some oil paint sticks (Shiva) and I can't wait to experiment with them. On paper and on clay! But anyway, back to the birds... these little guys are no more than 6"tall and so so cheerful. I just had so much fun making them!