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Ahhh Fire... Kiln and Torch Fun

So, Sheridan (remember, the owner of A Jeweler's Art Gallery) called me and let me know she was sold out of my enameled earrings. Cool, huh?! So it was time to crank up the kiln and get that torch lit. It was lots of work, and I had to put the oil paints up for a few days, but I had lots of fun. I always enjoy using my powertools. Almost all the earrings are reversible, so you get two pairs in one. I try to use black enamel on several. Oh, I endulged myself with a necklace, as seen on the photo, and a couple of pairs of earrings (Not shown. I forgot to photograph them.)

Miniature Paintings

Peonies and Roses Still Life 6"x8" Oil on Linen Panel
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Plum Still Life 3"x3" Oil on Linen Panel
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Blue and White Rice Bowl Still Life 2 1/2"x3" Oil on Linen Panel
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I needed to cut one of my larger linen panels to fit a frame I had gotten (I know, that’s a bit backwards, but I love the frame). Well, I had leftover pieces of linen panel and this week I did a couple of paintings on them; the one of the bowl and the one of the plum above. I had so much fun that I cut a larger linen panel into smaller pieces to do more mini- miniature paintings. It is a blast and feels so-not-stressful.
I also worked on a few larger pieces that are considered miniature to many artists, but to me they are pretty large. One is that of the flowers, which I finished with the help of artists friends like Carla Anglada, Tracey Harris, and Juan Jr. Ramirez, who were so gracious to give me advice on painting white flowers. They are great master artists th…