Every semester feels like it’s doing me physical harm. I would say this one is doing more than the last ones, but I’m sure I forgot how hard the other semesters were also. It’s probably like I forget how hot it gets every summer, or how I forgot how much exactly I don’t like breaking my arm.
Any who, I got a request to show the ceramics I’ve been doing lately. All of these are greenware, which means raw, which throws me off because bisque ware turns green after it gets wet and dries, I think because stuff is growing in it. So these are raw, raw bowls. I should work more on glazing, but glazing isn’t fun for me yet, so uh, I haven’t been.
In my defense, I have been swirling colored slip on them, which is basically just watery clay. That’s way fun, so I’ve been doing that.
And I did a plate. Plates are kinda boring, but fun I guess?
In figure painting, I don’t believe I even showed you the second one I finished, I think I decided on naming it Miranda At The Beach. BEHOLD!
I found out that by keeping the shapes wonky, I it gives the painting a sense of depth while at the same time mooshes everything up against the picture plane. It’s exploring the idea that things move. I have this idea that things move.
I started a new one, because the models changed out. It’s ok, I forgot to take a picture of it today, but that’s alright because I took TWO pictures of it on Wednesday, so I’m ahead of the game!
This was about halfway through class, I had finished the outline of it. I know he is going to move around (at least, I have an idea that he might), so I get the outline in quick so it doesn’t really matter if he moves. Instead, I can try to focus on whether or not the shapes fit in the canvas. Here it is after class was over:
Fun times. Perhaps I’ll remember my camera on Wednesday. That way, I can have two MORE pictures for you, you lucky dogs!