Tile Paintings (part 2)

Here are some more examples of the Tile Paintings series:

Isla Mujeres Graveyard by Lisa Leppa
Isla Mujeres Graveyard by Lisa Leppa, 8″ x 10″ watercolor on ceramic tile
Midwest Farmland watercolor by Lisa Leppa
Midwest Farmland by Lisa Leppa, 8″ x 10″ watercolor on ceramic tile
London at Night watercolor by Lisa Leppa
London at Night by Lisa Leppa. 8″ x 10″ watercolor on ceramic tile
Lake District Watercolor by Lisa Leppa
Lake District by Lisa Leppa, 8″ x 10″ watercolor on ceramic tile
Sleeping at the Pantheon by Lisa Leppa
Sleeping at the Pantheon by Lisa Leppa. 8″ x 10″ Watercolor on Ceramic tile
Icehouses by Lisa Leppa
Icehouses by Lisa Leppa, 8″ x 10″ watercolor on ceramic tile

 

5 thoughts on “Tile Paintings (part 2)

  1. Interesting how the medium directs your technique. I like the semi abstract aspect of the pictures. Have you tried un-glazed tiles? Almost every city has a craftshop that sells ceramic in biscuit form for decoration prior to glazing. Could be an interesting progression. Tony

    1. That’s a good idea Tony! Although it was difficult, the glazed surface did allow the paint to pool in a way that it wouldn’t have on bisque-ware… which really helped create the look of wet watercolor. It would still be a worthwhile experiment though! I had planned on trying something similar when I was a ceramics student, but never got the chance. I’ll look next time I’m at a craft store. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Silly me – you already know about ceramics, probably better than I! I had a phase of painting onto denim directly (old jeans) and found the oil-based paint ran in the fibres, so wet the fabric first and found it stopped the paint running. I wonder if experimenting with something similar, perhaps with fine oil on the absorbent unglazed ceramic might make a difference. I shall watch your future posts with interest! Tony.

    1. That’s really interesting that you wet the denim and that prevented running! Man, it’s so great to experiment and discover unexpected things. I will keep this in mind for sure…. Thanks for keeping in touch! ~Lisa

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