Painted Tile Landscape
Image Size 8" x 12"
Glazes on tile
I have a lot of white glazed tile leftover from remodeling projects from decades ago - no, I don't usually throw stuff away if I think it can be used for an art project. This is my first try at painting on a glazed tile with low fire glazes. I've painted on bisque tiles before many times (porous with no shiny finish) but this was a different experience. I painted then fired these tiles twice because I didn't get the glaze dark enough the first time. After firing the first time, the glaze became permanent and I was able to add more paint without lifting my first layer. Since the surface is slick, the glaze wants to slip around and lift when more glaze is added. I think I will be able to paint with one firing for the next project. Each time a new medium/surface is used, there is a learning curve and I learned a lot with this painting. Next time should be easier. Another challenge when painting with glazes is that the way the painting looks before firing is very different than after it is fired. It's fun to open the kiln and see the result. It's always a surprise.
This was so much fun and I'm planning to do more very soon. I like the looseness of this and it feels good to use up some supplies that I've been hoarding. I need to mount this on a board and grout the lines between the tiles to finish it. It will look a lot different when that's done.