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12-05-2003, 11:50 PM
Don't know what to say that would be considered constructive. However, it is late and I am tired but not ready to sleep, so thought I would say hi.
Today was a pretty good day for me. Only a few minor interruptions, so I actually got some work done. LOL
After checking WC I went out to work. I managed to get several porcelain pieces painted and ready for the kiln. Then I did up two small quickie paintings on tiles for a customer, will airbrush the top glaze on tomorrow and then fire them. Another job will be finished.
Got interrupted by a family member and talk, talk, talk about nothing. Afterwhich he says, you are not making any money on that one, you have not finished it yet and I have been here for an hour! (well dah!). LOL Family, gotta love em.
Finally it was time to do some airbrushed bags for a customer. So I pull out my newly cleaned airbrush and have at it. Well, the rest of my day flew by and now those bags are finished. Two production type and two special ones, with names of course. Two more for the fun of it and practice.
If all goes well tomorrow and the porcelain behaves itself. I will be almost caught up. I have conventional acrylic painting to do, but have a whole week to worry about that. Time for a fun break. Maybe got to a wine festival down the road or maybe lock myself in the shop and paint something. :clap:
Oh has anyone ever painting on drywall? I just happened upon a good size piece and I think I might like to give it a go The thought of airbrushing on a hard surface scares me a bit. However, won't learn if I don't jump in. Besides the price was right, hehehehe
What have you been up to today?
12-06-2003, 01:50 AM
Thanks for the run down on your day....do you have anything to post that you did....I would love to see it if you do.
12-06-2003, 12:31 PM
Just went out and photographed these. Hope you enjoy them and I hope the person who wanted them will too.
12-06-2003, 12:33 PM
the second volley ball bag was the same, just different colors.
this is the art bag
12-06-2003, 12:37 PM
this one was fun..
12-06-2003, 12:53 PM
this is one of my very first paintings of any kind using the airbrush. I had no idea what I was doing.
It is painted with underglazes and then fired in a kiln. With the glaze work (I am learning) the colors are not true until fired. Also with the glazes, they are transparent when fired however when painting they will cover one another some what. Sort of painting blind folded.. Anyone one say nut case?
Because the glaze is only resting on the tile prior to firing it is easy to scratch or smudge. I also did not have any reference materials to go by, I just sort of made it up. I then airbrushed a clear glaze over the fired painting and re-fired. I have since learned to cut a few corners with that. I plan on doing more and I hope I see an improvement. LOL
This image may be a bit dark, but it was the only way I could cut the glare from the high gloss glaze. The finished size is actually 29.75" long X 8.50 wide. It has not been mounted yet, so it will actually finish just a bit larger because of the grout.
12-06-2003, 03:00 PM
If you can spray on those tiles, you should have no trouble with spraying on drywall. I would be the same as doing a mural on a wall.
Where is the wine festival? I grew up in Dunedin, just north of Clearwater and got my airbrush start down there. THere is always some sort of festival going on down there.
Did some airbrush work in a T shirt shop down on Treasure Island for a summer and had a ball!! Living in Michigan now Brrrrrrrrrrrrr
It has been 20 some odd years since I have picked up a brush but will be looking to start into it again very soon, and to be honest I can not wait to get back to it. Been WAY to long.
12-06-2003, 03:31 PM
I love them all but I want the turtle! I have always wanted to paint a Manatee, (did I spell that right?) so I think I will! Thanks for the wonderful posts, the awesome artwork, and the inspiration! I checked, no one is laughing at me outside my window!!! Your tile work, from the artwork to the process, facinates me and I would love to learn more! Great job Cherri!!
Bob, I would love to see AB work from you, can't wait!
12-06-2003, 04:04 PM
I am still trying to track down the photos of some of my first T's. I probably have a few thousand photos to go through....but I will prevail. Keep in mind they are not something really worth waiting for!! LOLOLOL
I dont know where my mind was at in my last post. Meant to mention something about your turtle and manatee. Very nice job!
12-06-2003, 05:27 PM
Thank you all for your continued support.
When they pick up the bags, I will have another penny to put towards more toys or supplies.
Sam.. we gotta talk... :) J/K maybe santa will bring you a turtle.. yes, you spelled manatee correctly.
And you guys are tooooo kind on the this tile painting. I will keep working at it.
Bob.. They have a new vineyard starting up and they make their own Florida wine.
They have a little festival type thing going on every month. They are located on Hwy. 52 East of 41. I don't drink much and I am very picky about wine.. I like sweet stuff. They have some that is pretty darn good. I have an Aunt that lives in Dunedin. I am located about an hour and a half North of Clearwater.
I did not make it to the festival at any rate. I stayed home and played in the shop with the airbrush and froze.... I know boring.
On the drywall.. I was wondering how to prep it?
Later all,,, stomach says find food.
12-06-2003, 08:01 PM
Cherri nice work glad you posted them.....I really like the mask one....
12-07-2003, 07:27 AM
I've painted on drywall before but only after it's been hung and painted (as in a wall) Because this is the stuff walls are made of I would prep it the same way you would a wall.
I have always wanted to do a tile set. I was planning on scratching the sketch into the tiles first though. Have you ever considered doing this?
They grow grapes in FL? What is the growing season for them? You should try Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot it's an inexpensive wine made by one of the big names (can't remember which) everyone who has tried it (beer drinkers included) has loved it.
12-08-2003, 10:17 AM
Sure they grow grapes in Florida. We have fox grapes that grow wild and make great Jelly. We just did not know that they had the winery starting up. Which I think is cool. I will check out the wine you mentioned. I admit, I am one of the old ones, I make jam and marmalade from the fruits that grow around us. My favorite is the loquat jam.
On the drywall. I have spackled (sic) it to cover nail holes and smooth out tape, then just painted it with paint. So I guess I will just get a hold of some of that and give it a go?.. What the heck.
Tiles. NO, I would not scratch them, at least for what I am doing with them. It would leave indentions on the surfaces.
Matt finish tiles you can draw on with a pencil. I don't know what you are going to paint them with.
When I am painting the tiles I am using glazes. I would not want to break the finished surface of the tile at all. When these are finished they can be put on a wall, counter top or floor if they want. The surface is pretty tough once I am finished with it. It is just that when trying to paint them it is like painting on glass with a paint that does not adhere at all. So masking over a non-fired painting is out of the question. I did a lot of these with the conventional brush and just could not get rid of the brush strokes. That is why I decided to try the airbrush. (the reason I got it out to begin with) And you have to be careful not to apply the glaze to thick or it bubbles in the firing.
The fact that the colors are not true until fired and that every mark shows up tends to make it a challenge; one that only other artists can appreciate.
I could paint some, fire and paint more and fire again and so on. However, this would drive the cost factor out of the roof. Each firing takes about 3 hours to come to temp. then 6 hours to cool down. Breakage comes in to play sometimes also. THAT is a killer to me. I cannot match an airbrush tile with a new one. (not yet anyway)
Does this make any sense?
12-08-2003, 10:36 AM
what I had seen done was basically a puzzle laid out with the tiles. The surfaces were sketched (scratched), then glazed and fired. Each tile was numbered on the backs so they could find out which one was which when they were done and when they were done they were re-assembled on the wall. If you think of the how to draw projects in coloring books when we were kids that had you draw a picture out in a grid, square by square, that is how they did the tiles.
Have you considered masking for your tiles?
I have never sprayed glazes but I know how thick they are, I imagine there is a lot of experementation to getting the right pigmentation down and guessing at it prior to actually seeing the end result. It's funny what we have patience for, I have a hard time waiting the hour at a photo lab, I can't imagine waiting 3 hours to see if my paint was on right! :) You must be a very patient person.
12-08-2003, 10:36 PM
yes, waiting approx. 9 hours to see if you have a winner or a loser is tough on the nerves. I guess since I have worked with it so much I am just used to it. Course I want it to come out just the way I invisioned it, sometimes it is close and sometimes not. However, I have huge expectations so I also have something to work towards.
I think I like the challenge. Okay I admit, I am a bit on the strange side.
I have a tile firing now and my fingers are crossed. This one is for an order so I hope I don't have to do it again.. Ugh, tick tock on the time table clock.
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