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Friday, March 11, 2011

Painting Lessons


Cindy, my favorite Student
, visited with me for a few days.  Lucinda is no ordinary student.  Cindy is a very accomplished Ceramist as you will clearly see. 



 Cindy threw these incredibly beautiful vessels for me.




 These are not small, in fact they are surprisingly large and not easy to throw on a potters wheel.



Last September, we visited the Museum of Marrakesh



The Museum is housed in the fabulous Dar M'Nebhi Palace, Place Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco. The building dates back to the 19th century and is a fine example of classical Andalusian Architecture.  It is often referred to as the "Jewel of Marrakesh".



I was immediately drawn to this vessel.  It is the unusual shape which caught my eye.



I sent Cindy a picture and look what a fine job she did recreating the same shapes.



It would be interesting to paint my new bowls in colors akin to colors which make Morocco the special and fascinating place that it is.



I'm tempted to paint the inside of the bowl in strong ochre colors, the color of the Moroccan desert, or I might want to refrain from using too much color and let the beautiful shapes speak for themselves.

Please, help me out my dear Blogging Friends.  What do you think? 

Gina 

 

8 comments:

  1. Gina I think you should use some of the colors & patterns close to your heart...see where it takes you.....Gorgeous pottery and yes the shapes are fab!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. Wow! I love white things just waiting for some color, I have painted on white ceramic before and is soooo relaxing. I would go with fuchsia, purple, blue, vibrant colors. I'm having a giveaway, hope you can stop by. XXXX Ido

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  3. Gina, you are drawn to paint what has inspired you! I say leave one bowl white to celebrate the form, and paint the rest. It might just lead you in a whole new direction! Mark

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  4. Hi Karena, I'm going to copy one of the original designs from the Museum. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  5. Hi Mark, Great ideas. You are right a new approach always leads to new directions.

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  6. Hello Ido, Strong colors! Another great idea.

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  7. Mark, great idea!
    Gina-you have such great instinct, I am sure they will be beautiful. I like the idea of ochre for the inside.

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  8. Dear Theresa, I'm going to try and do something different. Thank you for the encouragement.

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