Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Potter's Palette

It's that time of year again. Time to get out the paints to create a canvas to be auctioned off at the NC Pottery Center's annual Potter's Palette fundraiser.



Jeff is creating an abstract piece. He couldn't find his favorite palette knife, so in the end he improvised with a Sherrill Mud Tool.


The weather was great, so Jeff set up his painting studio out on the porch. Sophie spent the afternoon sitting on the window sill watching... and wishing she could go outside too. In reality she likes to sneak out occasionally but always runs back inside. She's a real fraidy-cat.


I completed my painting a week ago. I should have prepped this canvas for watercolors or glued water color paper to the canvas. I am a little more comfortable with that medium as opposed to acrylics. The good thing about acrylics is that it dries quickly and you can paint over mistakes... which I did  A LOT of!



6 comments:

  1. Love the Ginko painting...what is the plan for your paintings?

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  2. Follow the NC pottery center link for info about the "Potter's Palette" fundraiser. Our paintings, along with other potters from NC, will be auctioned off at this event in a couple of weeks.

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  3. I haven't painted in soooo long! I should do one this summer .....

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  4. They both look great. Many of the great masters had very thick coats of paint on the canvas, probably for the same reason you do, the pursuit of perfection.

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