Blue Storm

Blue Storm

Here we have a fine example of 18th century techniques using bisque tiles and base using only cobalt for coloring. The choice of color in context of a storm at sea with lightning striking all around was quite easy since cobalt is blue. The more cobalt the more blue and shading is done with finely tuning the amount of cobalt one lays on the tile.

Working on this piece is like working with the camera with black and white film. You have to concentrate on subject and the shadows that make it work.

Created spring 2016

Base: 18th century (Siglo XVIII)
Color: Cobalt (natural)


  • 20cm x 30xm
  • 8 in x 12 in
  • 730 gram weight
Blue Storm by Richard Siegel Artist Hand Painted Tile work.

Blue Storm