Monday, January 31, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process- completed

I enjoy the movement of this piece and how the design flows outside of the frame. I also enjoy the painterly feel that it has. At some point a wood frame/stand will be made and this will be a freestanding piece.
The inspiration of this piece was during a windstorm I watched some trees get blown pretty hard and I had a mental image of a design for glass. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process; bonding beveled glass

This is the bonding process.  I use uv adhesive to bond the beveled color piece onto the clear beveled piece.  The uv lamp cures the adhesive.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process

I had drawn the middle shapes of the clear bevels and placed the above colored glass over the clear bevels, drew the outline, scored and broke the glass to get the above shapes.  They were then beveled and now ready to bond onto the top of the clear bevels.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process

Soldering the lead came outside of the copper frame.  I enjoy moving the design outside of the frame to add more interest and movement.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process

Whiting is used to help the putty dry faster and to clean oils off of the glass.

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process

This image shows the soldered joints and the putty in the channel and preliminary cleaning of the glass.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Reproductions of my oil paintings/glass images

Reproductions and prints of my oil paintings and images of stained glass can be purchased at    Anything from note cards to full size reproductions on different kinds of paper as well as on canvas.  Matting and framing is also available. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Frosted trees-Hyouju

The following images I took on Friday (Dec 31) morning and evening of frost on the trees.  Our son's name is Hyouju which means frosted forest or trees.  It was beautiful. I find it interesting how my photos seem to be compositioned similar to my painting and glass work.
This was soon after sunrise and the fog is still in the distance.
I took this pic after the fog lifted.  I enjoy the color change from the pale orange to the blues.
This one I took in the evening.  I love the light and shadows on the snow.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

"Gusty"- stained glass process

Cutting glass and piecing everything together.  I tack solder some joints just to hold areas together so I can move on to the next piece.  With some of the curves this piece became a little complicated in cutting and putting together.