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Mary Ann Kitchell Art Blog


by kitchellstudio , April 25, 2013—12:00 AM

Topics: CERAMICS, COLOR ME MINE, Summit NJ, gifts, painted on commission, pet portraits

For the past few years I've been creating house and pet portraits for customers of COLOR ME MINE, a ceramic studio in Summit, New Jersey. The customer picks out the ceramic plate or platter and submits pictures for me to use to create the portrait.

I prep and paint the chosen ceramic item and return it to COLOR ME MINE for firing The image shown here was taken before the piece was fired; the color of the finished piece is much deeper. My challenge with each project is to visualize what the finished color will look like. I do have a tile of fired colors for reference and my knowledge of mixing watercolors to guide me.

All ceramics are food safe, so the finished piece is practical as well as decorative. If you are in the Summit are, please visit COLOR ME MINE and see the many gift ideas available.



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