On days when enamelling takes a mind of its own, I joke that I should have stuck to watercolours. So here they are ! Its been one of those days !
This set has been with me for many years, pans have been used and replaced since about 1980 when it was handed on to me. The pallet is now stained with colour and its like an old friend. I'm off travelling again soon and its always the first thing to go into the suitcase....the kiln is a bit too big !
In my sketchbook I'm presently working on abstracted studies of colour and changing light. This image is an embossed, hand tinted, collaged print on paper, with added silver wire and gold foil.
It is one in a series of experimental sketches that are part of a larger body of work. I'm developing surface values, layered elements and adding drawn wire sections. Eventually I have plans to unite this approach into silverware and enamel on copper panels !
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