Posts Tagged ‘heirloom plate’

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The Painting of Winston

May 4, 2012

I have another photo sequence of the painting of a pet portrait plate this time for Winston.  I will follow the same process I used for the horse portrait starting with the eyes first.

First the eyes

Next, I will start to build up the other colors.  The nature of ceramic colorant is not the same as paint, I can’t mix two colors together to get another, you need to have separate colorants for each color.  I can however layer one color over top of the other and let your eyes mix them.

I will now balance out the lights and darks so the painting reads correctly before I cover it with a transparent glaze.  The other special feature these underglazes have is they are not the same color in their unfired and fired stages.

Here is the finished plate.

Here is a close up photo.  The underglaze color always has to be overstated because the transparent glaze dissolves away some of the color.

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