Thursday, June 11, 2015
Applying oil paint to plexi-glass plates creates a see- through effect of layers of paint showing second and third or more color additions. Glazing oil paint is a sometimes lucky process which doesn't lend itself to careful planning but created a unique surface.
Oil paint dries very quickly when spread thinly on the plexi-glass so it can dry too much. The specks which flow forward as if driven by the wind, where created by dry chips scraped off the plate and added to the final layer .
Posted by Carol Janda at Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
claythingsplus by Carol Janda: Blue Whole April Show: The work previously on my blog is in the window at Blue Whole for April. It's a big project to set up the window but I had wonderful h...
The work previously on my blog is in the window at Blue Whole for April. It's a big project to set up the window but I had wonderful help from members of Blue Whole, Karin Anderson in particular who has real ability with display design. One of the many advantages of being in a co-op gallery is working together to make the gallery a success.
|Inside the gallery|
|Outside window lots of glare and the ghost of me>|
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Posted by Carol Janda at Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
The "viewer" is important to the maker of the art especially with abstract painting which many people have difficulty enjoying. I had some difficulty finding a title, tried Bulwark (Wall) pretty boring, but titles open ideas to begin to understand abstract paintings. At the opening on First Friday at Blue Whole people made some great suggestions. I liked Selective Vision which encourages the viewer to find his own vision.
Posted by Carol Janda at Saturday, April 04, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
In past posts of Lady Sara and the other Ladies that idea started the thoughts about the couples . What a great open door to expressions in clay
|MATCH DOT CALM|
Posted by Carol Janda at Friday, April 03, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The front windows are a huge project for the Featured Artist, not just getting new things painted or pottery completed but setting up the display and creating all the title tags and the inventory responsibilities. BWG does an amazing job of advertising in local papers and with the Blue Whole Blog and email. A BIG thank you to all my friends at BWG.
Posted by Carol Janda at Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I had requests for frog pots so finally sculpted a
small frog and made a rough press mold so
the piece could be repeated. I add legs to some but don't worry about details as the glaze usually hides small details. This is the first square vase with frogs.
The kiln isn't quite full, frog square will just fit on top of a dragon fly square . I hope the wall piece with ladies will not crack, it is also press molded. Stoneware doesn't lent itself to slip pouring.
As I make things they have to rest in the kiln to dry.
Posted by Carol Janda at Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I haven't had Open Studio Days, even though I bought the signs and planned to do so because the Studio is always in use and usually messy. It's the usual "work in progress" which is also a chance to ask how things are make and see new things.
Posted by Carol Janda at Saturday, December 13, 2014