I had my pottery class this week and I have to say that I am getting better. I actually pulled two pieces without any help and I even like them. I also got to clean up and sand my other pieces to prepare them for glazing next week. You should have seen me when I left there. I was absolutely covered in clay. I don’t know if I am the messiest potter in the world, or if that simply is how you do it.
I also worked on another of my faces that I am doing for practice, and I like it quite a bit. I am trying to get five faces started, then I will go back and rework each separately to add detail and definition. I am trying to figure out what to do with the background, too, since I did not paint it first. Oh, well. Live and learn is fast becoming my motto.
Here are two more pictures I am starting. The first will be another pastel of poppies. It is very small and will have a diffuse and mottled background with only these flowers in the foreground having definition. The second is a picture of my dog, Satchmo. I found a great video on YouTube so I thought I would try her way of painting a pet portrait.
Here’s the video: