Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fiestaware for Dinner

Fiesta dinnerware has been around for years; I love the bright colors and have my own set of red Fiesta dinnerware. Many times I've attempted painting the red ceramics, but red is a challenge. It is such a potent color that it is often hard to mix three shades that allow an object to turn a corner. Adding white turns lovely red into a pink that is not the right color. I tweaked around enough with this one that I was finally satisfied. The painting is 6x6 inches on a canvas panel. I used two hues of red, ultramarine blue, and a little white to create the reflecting light on that illusive red cup.

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