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Spirit animals

Here are some of the other grisaille spirit animals I am working on with painted enamel. I took these images from photographs. As I try to explore this new technique … Continue reading

February 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

Spirit Deer

I am continuing to try to develop my skills in grisaille enamel painting. I have taken some shots of the process of developing the piece, so you can get some … Continue reading

February 18, 2009 · Leave a comment

Spirit Horse

This one was more challenging as I was working from a photo of a dark coloured horse and had to imagine more 😉 I wanted to challenge myself beyond the … Continue reading

January 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

Talent vs Work

It was three years ago I saw my first Grisaille enamel up close and personal at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati. It literally took my breath away. My heart started … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · 3 Comments

Cassandra, Dionysus and Helen

I had so much fun making the “Eos kidnaps Tithonus” panel I decided I had better make a series of brooches. The red-figure and black figure imagery has always fascinated … Continue reading

November 15, 2008 · Leave a comment

Eos Kidnaps Tithonus

And now for something completely different! I have always been enamoured of Classical Greek pottery. I like the stylisation better than the classical realism – to me it is much … Continue reading

November 6, 2008 · Leave a comment

Practice Project: Frog

I have to confess that by the time I got to the frog I was getting pretty lazy with taking pictures – as you will see there are many stages … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Practice Project: Blue-eye

Here’s the third installment in my cloisonne practice project series. Though I couldn’t reproduce the particular blue of the blue-eye flower in the photo (I have a more limited palette … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Practice Project: Lillies

I was happier with the way this second cloisonne practice project turned out – but it was partially because of the design. I liked the graceful shape of the lilies, … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

Practice Project: Butterfly

Well, the summer is over and I am SO looking forward to spending time in the studio, processing all my amazing experiences of the summer! I am particularly excited about … Continue reading

October 21, 2008 · Leave a comment

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