Iris Luster Vase


Iris Luster Vase
Three different views

I finished painting this vase on April 8,1998.   I really enjoyed doing this painting of various colored irises around the tall vase.  The vase was completed in 5 fires.  It would have been completed in 4 fires, but I did not complete the gold rim around the vase at the same time I outlineed the irises with Liquid Gold Bright. 

I used various luster techniques on the flowers.   The deep blue iris was done in a "dry brush" method.  Its a little different manner to paint on the luster than the usual full medium method.  

I fired the vase to Cone 018 at each painting.  

I sold this vase to a co-worker (gift for his wife) in 1999.

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