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.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Tranquil Meadow"

This is a landscape piece that measures approximately 20" wide and 28 1/2" tall and is framed in rough cedar. The image area was created on two layers of clear glass. The background looks blue but it is actually clear and that is the blue sky showing through when I took it outside for photos. The image was created with stained glass, glass tiles, copper ball chain, vintage rhinestones, and glass shards. I tried to take some of the photos at angles that would show the layering of the glass components. The border, bottom landscape portion and the tree trunk are grouted.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"Faces to the Sun"

This piece measures 24" x 24" and is in a rough cedar frame. The border is created with stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, glitter tiles, glass globs, rhinestones, and glass beads. The center image is several layers of glass added to a clear glass background. What appears to be a blue and white background is the sky showing through the clear glass. The flower petals are multiple layers of stained glass, glass beads, and rhinestones. The stems and leaves are painted glass enamels with layers of stained glass leaves added.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

"The Old Homestead"

Here is another large (24"x36") landscape. The colors are extremely bright! I created it with stained glass, vitreous glass tile, vintage rhinestones, rocks, and glass beads. It is much easier to identify some of the individual stones and beads used in the detail photos.