Saturday, November 08, 2008

Peacocks and Crows

I wanted to make another murder of crows box, one that would also be a rattle. So this one is without a drawer. The drawers are complicated though I feel I am getting better at them. Because they are clay they don't slide well unless they fit perfectly. A lot of times in the kiln the clay will shift a little and so the drawers don't fit the way they should. This is very frustrating and causes me to throw tantrums and screaming fits when they come out of the kiln. It was nice not to have to worry with a drawer.

And here is the revival of the peacocks. A friend of mine asked for some peacock pieces so I revived the little devils in all their finery. I am trying to change the image a little by making myself try to get the feel of feathers in the carving. We will see if I can manage that challenge.

And here is a little painting I started last week.
Lots of work to be done here.


ArtPropelled said...

Gorgeous eyecandy here! Love your box of crows. They are so appealing. The peacock vase is amazing and the painting with the peacock colours..lovely.

Undaunted said...

Wow, it looks like you have been really busy! I just love everything you do Leanne, but I especially love your sgraffito work.

lynne h said...

this box of crows!! gak! i'm in love! the crows' heads and the sides of the box... oh my...

and the painting -- i love the colors you chose for her face, the way you drew her eyes, the hand... and the colors of her hair. boy i just love the whole thing... (now i'm seeing the colors you put on the right side of her neck. love those!)

queencraftygirl said...

I love everything! Tried to draw a peacock feather... didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Its so hard to draw all of the detail! I love the painting!

Love you lots!


Jacky said...

Oh wow!!! I love your peacock piece. Those feathers look amazing.

The Crow Box really tickles my fancy though...I can just hear those squawking crows.

Fantastic painting that hand.

Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks so much Robyn! Peacock colors are my favorite colors to work with.

Hey Un D,
Can't wait to see what you do with scraffito.

Hey Lynne,
Thanks for the vote of confidence on the painting. I have been struggling with my painting lately and your words give me a boost.

Hey Miss Queeny,
Keep trying the feathers. You will master them quickly. Miss your posts...more posts please.
Love you,
Aunt L

Hey Jacky,
thank you! I hope this crow box is a super loud box to represent the super loud crows that are playing outside the studio everyday.

bindu said...

Beautiful peacock vase! Your clay work is lovely.

Anonymous said...

How good are those crows? You have a lovely style of illustration.. it works well for carving..clear strong lines.. thanks for visiting, I see we have many friends in common!

Leanne Pizio said...

Thanks Bindu and grrl!
I am glad you came by.