Last week I took my yearly porcelain painting class from Cocky Wildschut again. This time we wanted to paint a scene on tiles. I found a lovely image of a basket of fruit and flowers on the Internet which I (and another student) decided to use as an example. Although Cocky had prepared a lovely example for us to copy (which was similar to this basket) we decided to draw freehand.
The nine tiles are about 3 x 3 cm. I did have some problems with my pen in the beginning as the lines were too thick to my liking. Later in the day I borrowed another pen which was so nice and thin, a pleasure to work with.
As I am a very slow worker I have to push myself to just get on with it, sometimes leaving mistakes as they are. Of course I always make time for tea and cookies.
On the top left corner of the photo you can see the example Cocky prepared for us. Normally you would make the back all black with pencil so you can copy the image straight onto the porcelain. Those lines are copied with the pen and then painted. The pencil marks will burn away in the oven. But as I said, I did it freehand this time, so no pencil, straight onto the porcelain with the pen.
Our work is ready to go into the oven. The vase and tiles on the right are mine. I made the vase another time but it needed some touching up. The tiles in the middle are by my friend who did a fantastic job, so delicately painted. She used half of the prepared example and added some elements freehand and it was only her second time painting on porcelain! The tiles bottom left are by Jeffry, who is such an accomplished artist!
In this photo you can see the wonderful work of the other half of the class. The two ladies who always sit opposite of me are very fast workers and make such beautiful work. They each finished three wonderful pieces where I only managed one. The coloured pieces are so lovely.
We hope to do another porcelain painting class next year, we all enjoy it so much!