Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Clay Woman III
This one of a series of 4 clay ladies that I have done thus far. While touring the ceramics club in Sun City West, there was a member doing these marvelous little clay women sculptures. When I asked if I could photograph for future paintings, she was very gracious and gave me permission to do so. The little pots that accompany these clay ladies are actually Maria Ortez pottery that she purchased on a tour to Mexico. The interesting and challenging part of doing these paintings is that they are not painted, they are thrown on a wheel and then shaped with the hair, facial features, hands, feet, and folds of the fabric. The sculptor is pleased with the results, and the artist feels challenged enough to continue more attempts with using values to define shapes.