sketch here, as the original drawing, or here as the mixed media painting on birch panel. The dimensions are roughly 9"x9"x3", made out of stoneware clay, and she was fired 3 or 4 times to play with the glazes. I took her out of the kiln yesterday, and she kept me awake last night, thinking of how to finish her off. I painted her with ceramic underglazes, and mostly I was happy with the results after all the firings, but I just couldn't help myself and had to add some acrylic paint and colored pencil. What do you think of her? I am trying to decide if this is something I want to keep pursuing... Perhaps I will do a couple more and then review them as a whole.
I've been running the kiln almost nonstop, trying to get some pieces to completion, and I've burned myself out a bit. I'm taking a break from all the glazing and firing, and getting my hands back into the wet clay. I'll be posting some of the new pieces over the next couple of weeks.
Hope everyone is well and getting ready for the holiday! I still have some shopping to do...