I Start With Brown and Blue

When I color tiles using the negative space method (where I fill in around the shape rather than starting with the shape and coloring around it), I start with a layer of underglaze covering the whole tile. Usually I choose the Velvet underglaze by Amaco, Jet Black.

For this tile I did something different. I colored half the tile in chocolate brown and the other half in Medium blue. Then I set to work with my additional colors to create the images.

Clay tile, Velvet underglazes on lowfire clay, fired at cone 06, 7″ x 7″, 2019.

Clay tile @ 7x7 blue creature and plant 1-191

2 thoughts on “I Start With Brown and Blue

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. This is what I like so much about this whole negative space painting thing. Everything merges into another or it’s vague. I love that.

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