Sunday, December 13, 2009

Window to the Vineyard I

This is a multilayer minature that measures about 9 1/2 " x 11". The front layer has the mosaic border. The second layer contains the marble walls surrounding the window and the image seen through the window. The green fields are additional stained glass applied to the back surface. One of the photos is shot at an angle in an attempt to show the dimension.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oppenheimer Commission Window

This is the first large piece that I have made using multiple layers. It is approx. 45 inches tall and 22 inches wide. The frame was built with two separate channels to slide clear sheets of glass into. The two sheets of glass are separated by about an inch of space. On the first layer I used stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, vintage rhinestones, and glass beads to create the foreground with wildflowers and the tree trunk and branches. Small glass leaves were also added to this layer. The second layer consists of a lake in the distance surrounded by small bushes and trees with purple hills in the background. It also has many various shades of green glass shards to depict additional tree leaves. The front layer of glass was grouted in the frame. The second layer was completed and grouted on a table and then inserted into the frame. The fourth side of the frame was slid in place and attached. The one photo I have included with the piece lying on a table is the best attempt I have to show the layers. In a photo the image looks flat but it is very dimentional and changes as you walk from side to side viewing it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Hummer Dance"

This window will also be shown at Artisans in Fredericksburg, TX. It is 24" x 24" in a cedar frame.

"The Road to the Pond"

Haven't been posting photos for awhile because I have a new camera and am not very good at using it yet! Maybe that will improve with time. I have made many new pieces since the last posting but will just add a couple of new ones today. This window measures 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall. It will be shown at Artisans in Fredericksburg.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

"Texas Tribute"

This piece is 24" wide and 36" tall. The photos are not very good - colors don't show up well because the day was a little overcast but it has already gone to the gallery so this is the best representation I will have.

"Wildflower Bouquet"

This piece is done in a little different way than most of my work. The border and the vase are mosaic which has been grouted. The center image area is on clear glass with multiple layers of stained glass, vintage rhinestones, and beads. The photos taken at strange angles are my attempt to show the dimensional layers. In the photo of the whole piece you are seeing the blue sky and a few puffy white clouds through the clear glass. This one could be hung in a window or on the wall with your wall color showing through.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bradley Commission and Texas Star

Here is a newly completed commission piece - 24" wide and 36" tall. The clients are hanging this in their bathroom and love lots of color! The Texas Star with Yellow Roses measures 24" square and will be available at Artisans in Fredericksburg in September.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"More Texas Flowers"

Here is one more 16" x 20" Texas wildflower window. This also will go to the gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Two new small windows

These both measure 16" x 20" and will be shown at Artisans of Rocky Hill Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Colorful Hummer"

Glass on glass mosaic window that measures 24" x 24".

"Blue and Gold Spire"

This new piece is designed to be used inside or outside in the garden. It measures approximately 30" tall.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Garden Ornaments

These pieces were created using outcast glass, metal, and pottery pieces. The blue works well in a garden because there are very few blue flowers. There is a strawberry pot, two bird baths/feeders, a plant stand, and decorative spires.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

"Boot Bouquet"

"Boot Bouquet" is 16 x 20 inches. It has a traditional mosaic border and boot area. The background is clear glass with multilayered Texas wildflowers. This was made using glass tiles, stained glass, vintage rhinestones, glass enamel paints, brass ball chain, glass beads, and glass globs. The flowers and leaves have many layers and the close up photos are an attempt to show the dimension. The photos taken outside allow the beautiful blue Texas sky to show through so I also took a photo with the piece laying on white cloth to demonstrate the clear glass background.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tatem Ranch Commission

This commission was done to be hung in an interior space between the living and dining areas of their home. It measures 3 feet wide by 5 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds. The size and weight made it impossible for me to hold it up to view light through the image so I was working without the benefit of transmitted light. They requested that it depict their property - favorite tree, pond, washed out areas, and native Texas wildflowers. The middle portion of the sky is actually clear, not grey as it appears. The grey is actually trees showing through the glass when we took the photos outside.