The next assignment of the MATS (Make Art Thats Sells) course is to design 2 or more plates. The inspiration for the pieces is Staffordshire pottery. If you haven't seen Staffordshire pottery before.... like I did :-)...Google some images. The figurines were a bit too much for me, so I used 2 colorful ceramic birds I once bought in Mexico as my inspiration.
I started with a sketch of one of the birds, and created a mixed media collage from it. You know I love collage and handpainted papers.
I combined the 2 collaged birds with a design I did earlier. One of lush green leaves.
This is the final submittion for this weeks assignment. Wouldn't it be great if you could buy these for a summer's picnic?