Thursday, June 16, 2016

Black-Eyed Susans

One of my favorite wild-flowers, the Black-eyed Susans are so reverse in color from cultivated flowers.  The yellow isn't in the center, but a nice dark brown/black which somehow also attracts the insects to pollinate them.



So here're my first paintings on a couple of vases.  It will be another week before they get in a glaze kiln at the community studio however.  So the "after" will be really "after!"



After the three coats of Mayco Stroke & Coat "Dandilion Yellow", I left the flowers bare this time.  Usually I apply a coat of clear.

Before dipping into the Black Mountain Blue glaze, I painted wax over flowers and stems and bottoms...so there will be some bare clay where leaves/stems are.  The blue glaze is a nice soft "true blue" that should accentuate the yellow flowers.  We shall see...

5 comments:

  1. Barbara-- looking forward to seeing how your Black-eyed Susans artistry turns out. I am totally ignorant how all this glazing etc. works. -- barbara

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  2. I love black-eyed susan's, I had a lot of them around my house in Wilton, NH. Don't seem to see too many around Seagrove, NC.
    Look forward to seeing your new pots finished.

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  3. mine are just getting ready to bloom, can't wait to see these after firing

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