Black silhouettes on clay

Terra.cotta vase - Katherine Scrivens

So as you know if you’ve been following my posts recently I am working a lot with clay these days. I love the simplicity of throwing a clay vase and finding a simple decoration idea.The clay dictates what it wants to do on the wheel! Here’s a terra-cotta vase covered with a red slip. The figures are painted in black under glaze. Now it needs to be bisque fired and finally fire glazed. A lengthly process! I have quite a few vases on the go at the moment so hopefully they’ll all turn out well. I am not a trained Potter, so it is learning by doing and having fun along the way!

A Rainy Day

This painting is part of a trilogy I painted for a restaurant. I only used 2 main colours: a very dark olive green and raw umber – this creates simplicity  enabling the viewer to capture the mood rather than the details of the painting. As a little point of interest: the spike of the umbrella is postbox red. Happy Sunday everyone, I hope it’s not raining where you are, but then again, rain can be beautiful too! Until next time, Katherine ❤

‘Rain’ oil on canvas 120x100cm (sold)