Thursday, March 19, 2009

Translation

I was still inspired yesterday when I was working in the studio by Bellini and his beautiful painting of Madonna and Child.
I wanted to see how the image from my sketch book would translate into clay.
Here is the final result.



This is a Bellini Painting that is as close as I could find to the one I sketched in London. I could not find the exact painting but this one is almost there.























Here is my drawing.















And finally the clay translation.























Update:
Out of the kiln this morning, the plate glazed.
















16 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

Your clay translation is brilliant. Your really ROCK woman!!!!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow!!!! you have an amazing talent... this is fabulous.. you are almost scary, you're so good!!!!! gorgeous!!!

and I love the roses coming out and becoming the background!!!

Eero said...

Beautiful work.

What is this technique called?

Do you easily sell all of your ceramic work?? Looking at this, I would imagine, Yes!

Melissa said...

Love it, Leanne! Fabulous!

Undaunted said...

Wow, this piece is so beautiful! It brings a little tear to my eye.

svelteSTUFF said...

Oooh - NICE!

painter girl said...

Wow! Thank you so much everyone! All of you just made my day...week!!

Hey Eero,
this technique is called sgraffito or the slang spelling is scraffito.
I looked it up to make sure I had the traditional spelling right and there is a lot of really nice pieces out there to look at....

I sell a good many of my pieces but just as easily I have many that are harder to sell. Especially the pieces I like the most. They usually end up in my personal collection (in the attic).

Have a great day everyone.
Thanks for boosting my creativity and making me smile.
Leanne

rivergardenstudio said...

Your drawing is just beautiful... and how you transform it the bowl. I love the last image of the woman reaching! Roxanne

Mom-Children-Etc. said...

Glorious!

Sister T

Undaunted said...

*gasp* Oh my goodness! Leanne! It looks even more gorgeous now that it has been fired! How was that even possible? This is a beautiful work of art.

Robyn said...

Clever creative girl, Leanne!!!

BLACK AND WHITE said...

I love it! What a beautiful work of art!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful, the addition of the words I like very much.

bindu said...

It's great! I like the back just a little more than the front - especially the hands that go around the sides.

enchantedcurious said...

Oh my goodness. This is beautiful !

Jacky said...

Wow... I love your clay translation (especially the hands!)

Jacky xox