Thursday, December 06, 2012

"Texas Proud" - glass on glass mosaic stained glass window

This is another window that will be shown at Artisans of Rocky Hill Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas after Dec. 14th.  I make this design quite often - always a little different -with different glass, rhinestones, and beads.

"Floral Explosion" - glass on glass mosaic window

Here is a new 24 x 24 inch Texas wildflower window.  This one will be available at Artisans of Rocky Hill Gallery after Dec 14th.  This detail photo shows the many different materials incorporated into the design.


"Don't Bug Me"- glass on glass mosaic stained glass window

This multi layer window features colorful sunflowers surrounded by a patchwork border.  If you look closely you may be able to spot a few bugs etched into some of the clear and yellow glass in the border.  The detail photo below allows you to better see the different layers of the glass.


Angel Window - glass on glass mosaic window

A client ordered a commission window of an angel.  I was apprehensive about attempting this since I have never depicted a human figure in my work.  As it turns out, I am happy with the results and am looking forward to trying more of this type of piece in the future.
This detail photo shows the use of many different types of glass beads and rhinestones.


Large Glass on Glass mosaic window of a parrot

This commission window was a definate challenge because it is such a departure from the usual Texas subject matter that I usually do.  It was made as a Christmas gift for a couple's home in Mexico.  It was a lot of fun to do something so different!

As you can see in this detail photo I used small seed beads to help define the image. 

Glass on glass mosaic tryptic - Texas wildflowers and birds.

This was a commission for three windows to hang side by side in openings with about four inches between the windows.
The left window contains Texas wildflowers and a male Cardinal.

The middle window has a continuation of the wildflowers and features a Painted Bunting and a hummingbird.

The right window continues the wildflower field and contains a Robin.

This shows how the windows look side by side.