Here’s a couple of clay tiles I made a month or so ago. I’m the subject in both of them. Selfie-tiles, kind of. The setting for both of them is coincidentally the same place – the home of good friends, right down the street.
All right. This first tile was made from a photo taken in January, 2017. I’m waving at you, wearing my green coat.
This next one owes a bit more to my imagination. I started with a photo of my neighbors’ pool – I was not in the picture. No one was. Just the pool. I added myself to a lounge chair. I do like a summer day in and around a swimming pool.
Both tiles are 6″ x 6″, fired at cone 06, Velvet underglazes on white commercially-made tiles, no glaze.
Here are a couple of recent acrylic paintings I’ve done. They are the same size – I like this 18″ x 18″ square shape.
The first one, with the woman and the tree, is purely from my imagination, and I’m not sure from what drawer I pulled it out. I think it’s one of those with a story, a story that each viewer creates. I like that. Let the painting have its own life!
The second one is based on a memory. About twenty-five years ago or so, I worked for a bank, downtown, on the tenth floor. Our office overlooked the rooftop pool of the Holiday Inn next door. In the summer, it was a tantalizing sight to see the people enjoying themselves at the pool while we were at work.