What's going on at the Plourde Arts Studio this week?
Here is a Sneak Peek!
I've been struggling to find time to get into the studio this week due to my entire household catching the Springtime Cold.
Anyone else out there have a raw nose from all the Shnoz-blowing happening? I feel ya! (Get some rest.)
When I have found time, I am working on "Cold Finishing" my Momma Sculpture. Cold Finish means that it is being finished with media that does not require another firing in the kiln. At the moment I am using Acrylic Paint but I am still in the early stages.
Not going to lie, It's nerve wracking finishing these sculptures... I am worried I will ruin them. After all that work...what if I finish them "wrong"!?.
But ultimately I just keep telling myself...
IT'S NOT FINISHED YET. NO FEAR. JUST KEEP WORKING ON IT.
I figure, it's all experimentation and risk taking. I am going to be a student and play with the paint and the glazes and find new ways of applying the media onto the ceramic surface. Make new discoveries!
So far I am enjoying the layering - laying down a dark layer of paint into the details to act as the shadows and then overlaying a lighter layer for the midtowns. Highlights will be added at the end.
My fear is that the painting process will appear to "tight" when I may want to go with a looser, minimalist finish.
We'll See! I will keep working on it! Thanks for peeking!
-Lots of Love,