Here is plate number five. Right outside our front door is a huge (and I do mean huge) fig tree. In the summer, right at the moment, it has hundred of figs hiding in it’s branches. We are often at a loss with what to do with them all, as there is only so many you can eat. We make fig jam, fig chutney, fig cake and fig vinegar. It seemed only right that my next plate design had something to do with figs. I have used figs leaves in this design and combined them with other shapes and swirls. I used a very light colour for the back ground – I’m not sure it worked so well, but it’s good to have a variety.
It took me about two and a half hours to paint and had two separate drying stages, plus a baking session in the oven – which makes it microwave safe, however it’s not officially food safe but as it’s only going to be used as a decorative plate that does not matter.
The photos were taken quickly in my studio and so are not the highest quality, but give a good idea of what they look like.
That’s 5 down and 7 more plates to go!
Have a creative day!