Friday, August 31, 2007

"Texas Wildflower Circle Dance"

With this piece I have returned to my larger format. The colors are much more vivid in person. It measures 24" wide by 36" tall. It is probably one of the most detailed images that I have tried so far and is a combination of both design and realism. The flowers depicted are Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrushes, and Yuccas. Hundreds of vintage glass jewels have been incorporated into this one! The frame is rough cedar.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


This is a group of new minatures that I have just completed. The square pieces measure 10 1/2" including the frame. Depending on where they are displayed the lighting changes the images. The left piece depicts a field of Texas Yuccas - The right is a field of Bluebonnets. Some parts of the images are encased between two layers of glass and other images are applied to the surface of the front glass. In some cases there are three layers of glass and glass jewels.

"Harvest Time"

This is a small piece - 16"x20". It has a cedar frame. It is shown here with both back lighting and frontal lighting. That is part of the beauty of stained glass - the colors and look change with the lighting.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

"The Grandaddy of Em All"

This piece is different from my usual because the border and the ground work are the only mosaic/grouted portions. The tree trunk is painted with glass enamels and some additional glass is added to the surface to show dimension. A dichroic sun has been added to the back of the piece and shows through the tree as deep red. That is the reason for the orange and golden leaves on the tree in that area. Because the sun is dichroic and the lighting wasn't at the right angle you are unable to see it in the photos. The leaves on the tree are dimensional glass shards added to the surface of the background glass. Because the background is clear, you see a flagpole and tree in the background on the right. They are not part of the glass image. This piece is framed in cedar and measusres 20"tall and 28" wide. It will be displayed at Artisans of Rocky Hill Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Friday, August 17, 2007

"Golden Grove"

This piece shows a grove of dimensional golden trees. Although it is difficult to see in the photos, there is an additional layer of octagonal iridized glass in the center with more trees - therefore you are looking through two layers of trees. It measures 20"x28" and is framed in cedar. This piece will be available at "Artisans of Rocky Hill Gallery" in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

"Bonnets and Brushes"

Not much to say - here is another small floral depicting Bluebonnets and Indian Blankets. It is similar to the last one with a circle motif in the center rather than the octagon.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

"Bonnets and Blankets"

Here is the first new piece in a month ......
This is a small floral that is framed in cedar. It is difficult to tell in the photo but some of the glass around the outside is brown to blend with the frame. I haven't tried the octagon shape before. I also emphasized the border more on this piece. The beveled star in the center and the glass surrounding the bouquet are clear but look different colors depending on the background they are photographed against. The bluebonnets are dimensional with additional layers of glass.