My Week as an Artist: Day 3

Today, I worked with acrylics. In terms of personal style, this one probably suits me best.

Along with my Mehndi art fascination, I am also into the designs of Talavera tile. I think part of the beauty of it are the variations from tile to tile. Painted by hand each one is unique. (Unlike machine produced tiles which are painfully identical.) Side note: My favorite spot to buy Talavera items in Dallas is at Amigo's Pottery down by the Farmers Market. The sheer volume (and reasonable prices) make it a fun field trip.

Anyway, that was the inspiration for the pieces. I chose subjects (gecko, bird, flower, butterfly) that are common pieces of Talavera pottery.

There is something healing to the soul about working in color. And I worked all day layering color. Four little pieces 3.5 x 2.5" each. I think they are beautiful.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall