I guess I should tell you about my failures as well as my successes here. I had a somewhat major failure here this past week. I am working on painting some more bird pieces and had 7 more that I fired over the weekend.
Out of 7 pieces, I got only 3 usable ones. I have never had this happen before. I have had some paint colors turn a slightly different shade before. Or get a bit darker than anticipated, but I have never had 4 pieces at one time not only change color, but become so completely unusable.
Here is the problem - the yellow turned gray. And with these birds it is quite noticeable and unacceptable.
Not only should this Lesser Goldfinch have a yellow chest, but the flower is supposed to be yellow!
You can't have a Yellow Rumped Warbler with no yellow on him...
Robins are known for their yellow beaks....
And this Kestrel should have yellow around his eyes and an orange/yellow mustache.
So, between the loss of time, paint, frit and electricity, needless to say I was a bit frustrated. But, I am in the middle stages of completing these pieces again as well as a piece with two Magpies that I am excited about and 2 other birds as well. Hopefully these will be more successful than the yellow catastrophe.