Using photos of my garden as sources it suddenly seemed quite natural that the crocosmia that blooms in mid summer should wind around the tall mugs.
It's kind of a shock to see this kind of color on the clay... When it fires the color will sink in a bit and the shine of the clear glaze will add some depth. The question I wonder is how much painting is too much for the object? I am not sure. I am still wondering about just what I want to do and how I want the images to go... Color or just the cobalt? Or all of the above?