Sunday, January 2, 2011

One More Christmas Post

Christmas 2010, Enamel paints on porcelain

I wanted to show something different I did this year;
This is an original hand painted ornament I created for an extra-special Christmas gift :-D
It is a flat, porcelain ornament and I used enamel paints, with some gold burnishing on the background. It was a pretty good surface to paint on and I was very pleased with the outcome.

For inspiration on this piece, I tip my hat in the direction of Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor, who has painted a few of her own ornaments. I found the porcelain blanks one day and decided to give it a try.
Surf on by and check out her artwork on her regular blog and her fabulous Painted Ponies (one of my New Years resolutions is to save up my pennies for one of Jen's original ponies this year!) You won't be disappointed!

Everyone is back and school and/or work tomorrow and I will be trying to finish up my entries for this year's Art Show at the Dog Show. Will try to post work in progress....stay tuned!


maria elena said...

Kim felicitaciones por tus obras !! son una maravilla !! un fuerte abrazo

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

This ornament is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for the mention and sorry for my late reply. I haven't been getting around to blogs much. :)

Kim Ratigan said...

Thank you for the kind words Maria; I'm glad you enjoyed my pieces :-)

Kim Ratigan said...

Hey Jen! Thanks; your work was my original inspiration:-D
No worries about has a way of taking over...just look at the time between these posts!!