Coloured Glass and Lead in traditional stained glass method, set in Magnet pre-made wooden French window frames. 8ft x 6ft 6 in. 16 panels in all. This is the result of a 3 year project at an evening class in Bristol. I first bought the frame, and then designed it full size to fit the frame and traced off a cutting plan. I then set about cutting the pieces to shape - first scoring the class and then tapping the crack to the desired shape. I soon learnt how to curse and swear, without reservation as the process frequently went wrong. This was a skill I learnt from other members of the class and helped me relieve a lot of tension that had built up throughout the week at work.. So that I could complete the project in the summer, as a wall had to be demolished and an RSJ installed, my tutor helped me out with the final panels. Years after I left the house in, the subsequent owner returned the windows to me and they are now unseen, stacked up against the side of my house, waiting for a new home. Due to popular demand (2 viewers I am now posting it.) It is a pity the colours of the best panels in the bottom left hand corner do not show up very well - they depict a red acer and a green yucca. If we have a fine day I might get the drawing out and photo that for stained glass enthusiasts.
About the Artist
Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…View full profile