Sunday, November 8, 2009

Winter


Winter
Photo credit ~ Daniel Krucoff

Another in my series of seasonal bowls. Shortly after I finished Autumn, I knew I needed to create a bowl with the shades of winter. I envisioned it to have whites, clears, and soft grays. As I discussed this with Dan, we frequently bounce our respective ideas off of each other, he said it needed to have some blues in it too. And now you can understand why Dan & I discuss our work with each other. If he hadn't suggested the use of blues to convey the coolness of winter, I don't think this bowl would look right. The minute he said blues, I felt like I had a Homer Simpson moment of "doh!".

Each one that comes out of my kiln, quickly becomes a favorite for me and I really, really like the turquoise blue in this piece as I think it emphasizes the chill of winter. Like those beautiful blue icebergs you see in Alaska. The darkest glass I used was a deep navy blue. I kept with the idea of clears and whites. Coupled with the blues, I feel this conveys a sense of the calm and stillness of a winter day.

Until next time, happy creating all. Aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

22 comments:

Sheila said...

GORGEOUS!!! I think I actually felt my pupils dilate to get in more of Winter's beauty.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Sheila!

I so enjoy your feedback. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Thanks my friend.

K S Jewellery Designs said...

WOW! There's no stopping you at the moment! Fabulous bowl and fabulous picture.
Kristin :)

hwfarber said...

I had the same reaction as Sheila.
Wow!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

All of you are just terrific!

Thanks Kristin. I do feel my creative juices are flowing.

And thanks to you too HW! I cannot tell you how pleased I am with your reaction to this piece.

Thank you!

-Don said...

BRRRR.... This is chillingly beautiful. See, it's always good to listen to your husband. I love it. -Don

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Yes, Dan was so right! Icebergs were the first things that came to mind when I saw that transparent turquoise. Love it.

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

While I generally dread winter, this piece makes me look forward to the crisp cold air. This is another fabulous creation that is just spewing (sp?) out of you right now!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey Don! Thanks, you have me chuckling with the 'listen to your husband'....I do, trust me, I do.

Hi Deborah! Thanks so much.

Glad this makes you look forward to cooler, crisp temperatures Sandy. Thanks.

Karen said...

Yes I agree with everyone! It's gorgeous!! It would be interesting to see a winterish one almost void of color...like a whisper, just a hint of that amazing blue too. See that's what your blogs help me with, even in a different medium, they make my wheels start turning too.

Sharmon Davidson said...

This piece is so beautiful, even with the cool colors of winter, it just glows!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hi Karen! Hey thanks...I like it when we can help to feed each others creative spirits. I like your idea for another possibility too....hmmmm, I'll have to work on it. Cool. Thanks.

Hi Sharmon! Glad you like it. I think it does glow too. :)

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Yes, so cool and icy - very wintery!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Beverly! :)

-Don said...

I've been back several times to view this beauty... and yep, it gets better every time. One of my favs. -Don

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Wow Don! Thanks for coming back so often. I'm glad you like this one so much.

LDWatkins said...

Oh I love those colors, really cool...great winter feeling!

Cathyann said...

This is so cool!!! pardon the pun. Really fun and I like your new avatar, Kathleen.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Lynda! Yes I agree it does have a wintery feel.

Hi Cathyann! Love your pun on this one. :D Thanks. And I'm happy you like my new avatar too. Kudos to my husband for the photo.

Celeste Bergin said...

ah husbands, gotta love em. Blue was inspired. It looks very lovely--that light from the bowl on the surface makes it seem especially icy. Great work.

Shay Stone said...

Well Kathleen I think Dan was right on and you have created yet another masterpiece! It is really beautiful:)

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Celeste & Shay! It's great being able to collaborate on pieces with Dan.