Betty Gerstner

     Artist in Paradise

Hand Painted Porcelain


Moorish Idols on Temple Jar
Moorish Idols on Temple Jar

Before adding the background, I painted the Moorish Idols and the red coral and fired the vase . After firing, I applied masking fluid over the Moorish Idol fish and the red coral. Then I applied Blue-Green luster to the top half of the jar and Midnight Blue luster to the bottom half. While the luster colors were still wet, I used Lavender Oil in the middle to merge the two colors together. To get the gradation of colors, I mixed Lavender Oil with some of the luster colors as they were applied closer to the middle line of the temple jar. After the luster colors dried, I removed the masking fluid and fired the jar..

This temple jar is in the Kailua Village Artists Gallery
at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Keauhou, Hawaii, on the Big Island.

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