I worked on these over Christmas break. I used blending a basic color with white, gray, and black for the first time. The designs are my own. I also learned how to texture the top edge followed by secondary brush patterns. Compared to last month, these pots are a break through for me.
I have from 2 to 8 years to work on improving the pottery. That's when I will retire from my current job and do this full time (hopefully). I never tire of painting.