From my first attempt at painting ceramics...I was hooked!
Being able to mix the paints and achieve a wide variety of values by adding water made it feel very close to using water color paints. I guess the biggest difference is that it is a bit of a guess as to the final colors...after firing...kind of an adventure.
I paint in layers building up values slowly.
This platter was from a series of home accessories I designed and made several years ago when I lived in Arizona.