segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2011

Painting on China

Yes I´ve been absent for some days but here I am again, and to begin with I would like to thank to all my new Followers, it´s nice to have you near by.

At this moment I spend my spare time trying to organize my self with my work, but this  is not very easy because I have too many passions, one of them is painting on China. Years ago,  more than 20 I involved my self  repairing old china after a Course I took in London, then followed by several  classes to learn the technique of painting on china over the glaze. The following pieces were painted in the years 80.

Days ago and after so many years I opened a  big box with lots of white porcelain and decided to paint a few pieces, I started with  porcelain boxes, which I´m going to show you but please note that this boxes need two more fires on the kiln, I usualy paint in three steps. Among theses boxes you may see some miniatures, but as the are so tiny I have to make some experience first, I hope they don´t brake inside the kiln, but this is my next target to paint porcelain on scale 1/12.


Fist fire at 750º near you may see the proper brushes, a spatula to mix the pigments, a pen to do the pen work and a little box with purple one of the most expensive pigments.

A round plate painted free hand, in two firing 25cm dia.

A plate inspired on a tea porcelain caddy - 1750 Cie. des Indes - Décor Occidental,
I loved to capture the real character of the people involved in this decoration, it is not easy 

A detail (I used to sigh all my works only with my initials AM)

Dish with a Japanese woman (it was painted with a chinese ink pen)

Dish with fruits, and insects

 A cake dish inspired by Meissen décor

 Decoration - a Coat of Arms 


Another porcelain Box - with a fine work in gold over relief (four firing at the kiln)


A jar painted freehand, which means no previous drawing

Romantic decoration on a plate (also freehand) 22x14

5 comentários:

  1. You are so talented!! I really like your paintings.

  2. They are incredibly beautiful Ana! They detail is amazing to me, and piece with the jar with the little bird and flowers is so charming.

  3. Thank you Glenys and Norma for your comments.
    Nice to hear again from you Norma,

  4. Thank you Norma, I hope you had a happy Easter too,