View from my Studio
By Barbara Waterman-Peters
May brings a change in the light flooding over my right shoulder. I paint in both natural and fluorescent light which gives a nice balance to my colors, but within that are great differences. Wintry light is sharper; cloudy days soften the effect. Summer light is dazzling and lasts longer, increasing the length of my painting sessions.
At the moment I have a number of half-finished canvases sitting around my studio. They have the underpainting and first glaze of color which signals the next step: application of the local, shadow and highlight colors. The quality of the light illuminating my studio is crucial at this point and right now it is perfect.
Featured Artists at STUDIO 831 in May
Michael Bradley & Larry Peters
“Earth, Water and Fire”
Ceramics are created using the three elements in the title of this exhibit. Both of these artists are using clay in unique ways, addressing issues outside of function, but with traditional forms.
Work by Bradley is hand built of various colors, utilizing several techniques such as layered thin slabs of colored porcelain slips. Peters’ pieces are wheel thrown and surface treatment is done with underglaze stains. He also utilizes wood bases.
Come see this fabulous exhibit by two top ceramic artists in our region!