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Blue and white never bores me. The blue and white of the sky and the clouds, the water and the waves or the blue painted pigments on white...



Blue and white never bores me. The blue and white of the sky and the clouds, the water and the waves or the blue painted pigments on white porcelain...

Some months ago a took another porcelain painting class from Cocky Wildschut here in the Netherlands. I have taken several of her classes, each time painting some porcelain pieces based on designs by Cocky. This time was different. I brought a large antique Chinese lidded vase with me and translated that design into a miniature version. It was fun to do! You can see the miniature vase in the picture above sitting on a beautiful little table by Mark Gooch.

The large Chinese plate on the wall was painted by Cocky. The tulip vase was made by Henny Staring. I made a few parrot tulips for it. I cut the petals for the tulips from paper and painted them with water colours.

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33 comments

  1. Josje, OMG!!! These are all so stunning. I love the vases and your tulips are so perfect! I thought the whole photo was a painting when I first saw it! Well done! You are so talented!!

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  2. A beautiful little scene...I love blue & white china.

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  3. Hi Josje, lovely porcelain pieces as always, I´m curious to know if they were painted with cold porcelain materials or with pigments suitable for a kiln? because I paint on porcelain scale l/1, I have a kiln but didn´t try yet to put them under 730º.
    Ana

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  4. It's a lovely setting - the items are delightful.

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  5. I also LOVE blue and white! I have amired several of your pieces of it many times. Lucky you to have been able to take a China painting class. It is a gorgeous result too. Those parrot tulips are perfect!!!

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  6. Great to build on your china this way; evry bit has its inspiration and story. Again the setting. colors and lighting, and lets not forget the great detailing in all items... sare o pleasing to the eye!

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  7. Thank you all!

    Ana, these were all painted with pigments and then fired in a kiln. The kiln is fired by our teacher Cocky. I don't own a kiln, so I can't really experiment with pigments much as I only take a class once or sometimes twice a year. Now and then I look through the ads to find a kiln which is not too expensive, as it is something I would like to try more often (as with many things, haha). Usually though, the kilns are very big and very expensive. That makes it just not worth buying as it is something I would not be doing a lot.

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  8. wonderful, so beautiful. I love the ceramices and the tulips are super!!

    Jenn

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  9. Enhorabuena has conseguido un rincon precioso, con esas maravillosas ceramicas.
    besitos ascension

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  10. Ik bewonder je. Heb zelf wat bordjes beschilderd, maar alleen fimo, geen porcelein. Daar heb ik hier geen mogelijkheid voor, helaas. Je tulpen zijn ook prachtig. Toevallig ben ik ook met papagaaitulpen bezig, maar dan in een andere kleur. Ik hou heel erg veel van bloemen en planten maken. Groetjes

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  11. The blue and white looks wonderful. I am very impressed with your paper tulips by the way, they look perfect in the vase.

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  12. Your china is so beautiful! It is hard to believe how tiny it is with so much detail.

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  13. Te ha quedado un rincón precioso y lleno de encanto.
    Besitos, May

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  14. Lovely as all the pieces in your beautiful house.The tulips are so real and the china..is just like the way it would be.
    The chair fabric is slowly slowly coming together.Have a nice Sunday Rosanna

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  15. Josje, you know create a spell with every picture ...
    Everything is wonderful, until the shadows on the wall of tulips!
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  16. Absolutely Beautiful. I also have a passion for the Blue & White porcelain/china but in full size.

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  17. Congratulations! You are very talented. This scene is very elegant and beautiful.
    Geneviève

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  18. Beautiful porcelain and wonderful tulips!!
    Congratulations!!!!
    Carmen

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  19. Thank you Josje for your reply, I know that it will arrive the day to try, I have all the materials, but nowadays I have so little time for the minis, I´m waiting for better days.

    Congratulations once more for your work,
    Ana

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  20. Oh Wow! So amazing and so tiny minute amazing!
    I didnt realise the percelain was mini until i read all bout your painting. Would never have guessed!
    Nikki xxx

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  21. Wat prachtig gemaakt Josje!
    Ik bewonder je veelzijdigheid enorm.
    En naast alle prachtige mini's die je maakt, weet je ze ook nog eens op zo'n mooie manier te fotograferen dat ik altijd twee keer moet kijken of het 1:1 of 1:12 is!!!!!!!

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  22. Wat heb je dat weer prachtig gemaakt Josje.
    Ik bewonder je veelzijdigheid enorm!
    En naast het maken van die prachtige dingen weet je ze ook altijd zo mooi te fotograferen dat ik altijd twee keer moet kijken of het 1:1 of 1:12 is.

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  23. It is a pleasure to return to enter in your blog.
    After a period of time, away from the minis, again with renewed hopes.
    A greeting, Carmen kisses

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  24. Classic and elegant. I always like to come and see your blog.

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  25. Wederom prachtig kunstige stukjes werk! De tulpen staan heel complimenteus bij het porselein, echt heel mooi!

    Gister avond heb ik je trouwens een emailtje gestuurd naar je blog email adres, ik hoop dat je dat wilt lezen :)

    groetjes,
    Anneke

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  26. Hallo Josje, bedankt voor het volgen van mijn blog. heel bijzonder vind ik je miniaturen wereld! Je maakt hele bijzonder dingen, echt uniek....

    Hartelijke groet, Jeanette

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  27. What beautiful work - I am delighted to have found you!

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  28. Unos detalles preciosos y elegantes.
    Saludos
    Maite

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  29. good job, has a very interesting blog

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  30. Josje,

    Since I returned from vacation, I've been catching up on blog reading. Tonight I've been enjoying your beautiful blog. If you ever decide to make miniature peonies, please let me know, they are my favorite. I'm so glad you enjoyed my postings about the cotton fields. The whole process is amazing to me.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. oh Josje wat ziet je blog er prachtig mooi uit. Ik ben gelijk volger geworden.
    Ik ben nog lang niet zo ver. hihhih ik ben net begonnen. maar het kriebelt al behoorlijk.

    groetjes Ilonka

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  32. una preciosidad, me gusta mucho el jarrón


    Cristina Navarro
    http://loscrispitos.blogspot.com/

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