Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shades of white


Porcelain bisque vases 1, arches, 38 x 28 cm

Porcelain bisque vases 2, 30 x 23 cm
I tried these two still-lifes in slightly different techniques. The first - with softened edges and color transitions, while in the second my goal was to try glazing pale but pure colors.

I used the same drawing, done from a section of a photo I took at a pottery shop in Turkey. While the group was marveling at the elaborately painted finished product, my attention was on the unfinished mate vases still in the bisque phase (before being painted and glazed). Pottery has always fascinated me. I even tried it at one point, until I realized it requires some strength in the arms and hands.

13 comments:

Egle said...

I haven't visited your blog for a while, what i saw here today is that your painting improvement is enormous :)both works are beautiful, i especially love the colours and softnes of the first one :)

Judy said...

These pots have such lovely shapes, what a wonderful painting subject to choose! I can't pick a favorite, I like both, they are beautiful!

Blaga said...

I'm very glad to hear that you see a progress, Egle! Thank you!

That's right, Judy, their shapes and curves looked so perfect. And there were tens of them lined up on the shelves - a wonderful pattern. Thank you for your comment!

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Blaga!When the composition of forms is so perfect, each variant becomes a masterpiece! The development of form and color attracts the eye! I LOVE BOTH!

Tito said...

Difficult to choose, both are so beautiful.... Well done, Blaga! Ciao.

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao Blaga,
un bell'insieme di forme e colori che emana un'atmosfera soffusa e surreale...
Bell'effetto!!
Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

Blaga said...

Thank you, Rita! These shapes just ask for attention, don't they :)

Thank you, Tito!

Thank you, Floriana! I guess that sticking to diffused pastel shades created such athmosphere, and I like it too.

Lydie said...

Je suis restée un moment à admirer tes pots, le jeux des formes qui s'imbriquent les unes dans les autres, quel merveilleux sujet! J'aime les deux versions, l'harmonie colorée de la première et la lumière extraordinaire de la deuxième.

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) I think you succeed in your goals. They are both very beautiful but I prefer the second one because of the blue gloss. Great art Blaga!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Great work, very well in every respect.
Congratulations.
Greetings.

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Blaga. Tus dos pinturas son muy atractivas a la vista. La composición y el suave colorido están muy bien logrados. Felicidades. ¡Feliz domingo!
Sonia.

Blaga said...

Merci, Lydie, pour la description très articulée. Tu as exprimé mes pensées aussi, mais avec des mots bien mieux que je l'aurais trouvé.

I'm very glad that you like them, Renate! Thank you!

Thank you very much, Jose!

Gracias, Sonia, por tu comentario muy bonito!

Sadami said...

Hi, Blaga,
Thank you for sharing these very fascinating techniques. You're very wise to choose favorite subjects. To learn new skills and master them takes time and needs courage. You have both! What a talented lady you are!!
Kind regards, Sadami