Sunday, June 06, 2010

Angels in Talavera

This isn't what I intended to do today, but after having to trash my earlier efforts on the "birthday" angels - which were supposed to lead up, after much practice, to the version with Texas wildflowers, I went ahead and spent the day painting these much simpler ones - with Talavera patterns on them.

The first one was easy. As I said before, I simply used the pattern I did a long time ago with the Tlaquepaque ceramic design - it seemed to suit this as well, as they are both Mexican ceramics.
The design on the skirt is the same one I used for the fish.

The second photo shows the calla lilies - beloved in Mexico and also by Diego Rivera.

Next - the sunflowers, also used frequently, as they are also symbolic for many different religions through the centuries in Mexico. A beautiful flower, native of the Americas, it turns it's face toward the sun as it travels across the sky.
I forgot to put the white diaper pattern on this one, but have since added it - tired this evening, and didn't take a picture of the updated version.
The last pattern is taken from a more exuberant ceramic piece - This would be great for lots of glitz and sparkle and shine. There are some things I don't like on this one, and intend to re-do it. There are two more I'll have to leave waiting, as I have other things that have to be done first - but it's good to loaf on Sunday, and actually do something productive.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Lovely! They are fun angels, Judy. I can't wait to see more.

Rachel said...

These are really delightful!

Lakshmi said...

Judy angels are too beautiful just like angels..liked the one with sunflower most..