Testing, testing, testing......I'm doing some blue on white or very pale blue backgrounds. The blue poppies are in turquoise blue with indigo on a white ground. I have some other blues I want to try in combinations. I find it works much better for me if I do designs rather than strips of color. Changes can occur when they are layered and and blended. Color also changes depending on the carrying medium for the stains I use.
I'm not totally happy with the rim. It feels a little bare. A simple line design may solve the problem.
The bowl is an attempt at dogs. I haven't done much with canines; they have an entirely different anatomy from cats. One of the joys of google is the ease of finding photos and descriptions of animal anatomies. There is a lot of drawing in my future concerning dogs. I keep looking at the bowl. Most of them look more like odd cats and bears than dogs.
I always have pieces around that are not good for anything but tests. If I like them I use them at home. If, after a few months, I still dislike them, I photograph them and turn them into drive way fill. Terra cotta is great for filling ruts.
BIG NIGHT pizza......so named after the movie Big Night and a wonderful pasta enclosed dish of many ingredients. We do it as a kind of homage for special occasions. Layers of goodies of choice with cheese and herbs.
Top layer of fresh mozzarella
Covered and ready to bake
Out of the oven and out of the pan.....four inch deep cast iron. It has to cool for about twenty minutes so as not to cause painful burns. We ate it before I thought to take a photo of the cut cross section.......it was delicious!
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