Handpainted porcelain bowl with lustre poppies, Ingrid Lee

Posted By on Feb 26, 2011 | 2 comments


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Poppies are one of my favourite flowers to paint (aside from roses! ;p).  I love the free movement of these flowers which offer themselves to be stylized in many ways.  Poppies are a versatile subject matter, due to their colour, soft transparent petals, and contrast of strong shapes.

 


 

 

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Here is a large painting of poppies I had completed in acrylics, at about the same time I had completed the porcelain bowl:

Poppies, Ingrid Lee 95cm x 63cm Acrylic on board.

Poppies, Ingrid Lee 95cm x 63cm Acrylic on board.

 

With these design elements in mind, I had selected lustres to interpret these poppy flowers in a contemporary design on a porcelain bowl.

I have discussed in previous posts about lustres and painting grapes, as to why I enjoy working with them so much.  Here is another example with demonstrates my passion for porcelain decoration and lustres two techniques of interpreting poppies, an inverse painting of sort of wiping out the flower from the background, and then painting the flower onto the background...it will make sense when you see the photos!

Outside painting of the porcelain bowl:

 

 

Poppies in lustres on Porcelain Bowl, Ingrid Lee.

Poppies in lustres on Porcelain Bowl, Ingrid Lee.Poppies in Ruby and pink lustres on Porcelain Bowl, Ingrid Lee.

 

 

Poppies on Porcelain Bowl painted with lustres, Ingrid Lee.

Poppies on Porcelain Bowl painted with lustres, Ingrid Lee.

Poppies on Porcelain Bowl painted with lustres, Ingrid Lee.

Pink Poppies on Porcelain Bowl painted with lustres, Ingrid Lee.

Pink Poppies on Porcelain Bowl painted with lustres, Ingrid Lee.

 

 The background was sponged with diluted blue, and softened with marblizer.

 


 

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2 Comments

  1. Ingrid, your bowl is just beautiful! I have never had the nerve to work with lustres, but love the effects. Also love the Roman gold outline. Just gorgeous!

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    • Thanks Marilyn, I really love lustre work. If you start just trialling with random effects you will build your confidence. The hardest part about working with lustres is knowing roughly what the colour will look like. I spent a few weeks creating colour charts :) from single colours, layers and mixing unfired lustres. Then you can create lustre art with better results :) I also work in inks and do a lot of experimentation with different mediums to create effects, just like with lustres. The more you try the more you learn…have a go! I’d love to see your first piece!

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