Elegant, Old and New. Each Piece Has a History.

I completed this stained glass mosaic several months ago. It is an example of how a rim of a bowel or plate can compliment the art. The mosaic is set in an elegant, 42 year-old, serving bowel, made by Fitz and Floyd. The sand colored rim with the fine blue trim frames the mosaic and becomes part of the art. The rim is in good condition, but has some marks owing to age and usage. The age and use over the years adds to the patina, making the mosaic more unique.

Selection of the Glass, Deciding on a Palette.

Below are several views of the F & F Serving Bowel, although old, showing some use, the bowel has an elegant rim, framing and enhancing the mosaic.

Painterly, Not With Paint, But With Glass.

Stained glass is a painter’s medium, colored and translucent. The glass plays with the light from dawn to dusk. It is always changing, responding to different conditions, from bright sunshine to rain clouds. It is a natural painter’s medium, a dance of light, glass and color.

Bright  Afternoon Sun, Pouring Through the Glass.
Dusk, Evening with the Sun Setting.
Capturing and Playing with Light on a Rainy Day.
Early Morning Light in the Studio.

 

 

A cold day in Chicago, A studio warmed by light and color

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Chicago has been in the grips of an Arctic winter, 20 days, now, the temperature has dipped below zero with wind chills that are too painful to record. To those of us, living in the Chicago area, this is not news, just a frigid reality.

However today, the sunlight playing off the stain glass in my studio tricks me, creating a warm atmosphere. I forget about the cold. But then, I go outside (dog duty, errands, etc.) and the cold reality hits.