DIY Postcard Swap 2017: Look What the Cat Dragged in

Postcard Swap 2017 and HES Week 16
Acrylic, pen and pencil on cardboard

Well, this is it! The drawings for the 2017 iHanna’s DIY postcard swap are done.
#diypostcardswap

I strayed a bit from what I had in mind when I started, but color just had to find it’s way in. So did the cats (that I surprisingly rarely draw). Since there are only so many hours in a week, this is Hello Every Sunday, week 16 as well!

Postcard Swap 2017 and HES Week 16

Postcard Swap 2017 and HES Week 16

Postcard Swap 2017 and HES Week 16

Color Chart

Color Chart

My sister commissioned a painting for her apartment, based on these drawings. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a big format (36″ x 36″), so I had to dig out my old Liquitex bottles that were aquired in the early 90’s and test to see if I needed to update my stock.

Surprisingly, most of them are still OK! Some are a bit smelly, some are a little clumpy, but workable. At first, I thought I would have to buy new colors, more to the taste of this century, but after making this color chart, I found that once mixed, the possibilities are quite interesting.

HES, Week 9: Decorating Pottery Pieces

Painted pottery pieces, ready for the second firing

Black underglaze on clay #910 (semi-porcelain) and #542 (light grey)

 

Height pieces done, 20 more or so to do!

These are for this week’s Hello Every Sunday. You can see the first height weeks on the project’s blog at helloeverysunday.tumblr.com.

I’m back to black, since that’s the only underglaze in my studio for the moment. You may recognize the big mushroom in the plate from a previous drawing. This time, I tried a variation with the negative space.