I was married in 1971 & am happy to say my husband, Carl is my strongest supporter. We have two children and 6 grandchildren that are artistic in their own ways. In 1980 I found & fell in love with Cina Painting. I paint on slate, wood, and canvas but chose to specialize in one of the oldest, technical, time consuming arts; Oil Painting on Porcelain. Porcelain comes in all forms and sizes: dinnerware, plaques, lamps, vases & jewelry. I pick blank white china piece and then design on them. I enjoy taking photos of God’s beauty and using them to design my projects.
This technique utilizes the translucency of overglaze china paint to create color, depth, & light. You apply the oil paint in smooth layers. Every wash of color is influenced by the previous color under it. Light tint may be darkened, but a dark tone can’t be made lighter. It is critical that you get all the highlights & reflective lights on the first firing. If these lights are lost, they are gone forever. This painting is then followed by firing (baking) in a kiln at approx. 1500 degrees. The more intricate the design the more firings required.
In November 2007 I was the first artist to open a studio, Lineman’s Porcelain Memories, in the historic National Transit Annex Building #2M. I then expanded to teaching classes, working with nonprofit groups within the community, creating custom orders and hosting a website: www.lpmchina.com
In 2016 I started designing & selling patteren packets for both acrylics and porcelain painters. I paint flowers, landscapes, geometric designs and portraits, I love it all. My art has been published in the International Porcelain Artist Magazine, Painting World Magazine & Pixelated Palette Online Magazine and Blog.
In 2019 I opened a second studio, “LPM Artistic Memories” #2N to use as a classroom.
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