Watch ArtPrize.org to see if The Peony Garden is accepted at one of the participating venues
Colette- yes, just in the trees. I found what I thought was the perfect furrowed texture to break up the light and simulate bark, placed on top without detracting from that wonderful Oceana stuff. I intended to put more textured clear glass behind some of the grass sections but was not happy with those tested. I'm still on the lookout for something that look like grass when plated behind green opal.
Thanks again to all who posted encouraging words. I am gratified by the comments and quite pleased to report that the Peony Garden won first prize in the large panel category at the Delphi show.
This window is absolutely gorgeous, so inspiring! Are the tree striations the only area you plated? I want to attempt plating myself. Your comment was also beautiful about 'glass is liquid love frozen in time.' Where are you displaying this magnificent piece? :) Again, great job!
Please do not say you are no artist; the window speaks for you! It is beautiful!
I agree with all of the comments. This is absolutley beautiful. Lynne
I was able to see it at the store today. It was absolutely fantastic!
kc- 18 months though it was a side project and not worked on continuously.
paula- i'm no artist. i worked from a photograph to achieve the perspective and shading. at the beginning of my stained glass journey my projects looked like coloring book patterns filled in with crayons. i couldn't imagine what to do with most of the glass i saw in the bins. i'm hoping to bring the window to Delphi tomorrow for the glass show. if you have the chance to visit the store you can see it up close!
glassgaga- if you receive this email in time, don't overlook the Oceana glass! alas, Delphi has stopped carrying it. the glass in the upper left corner of my panel was purchased at Youghiogheny showroom and now i wish i'd bought more than two sheets. they were keeping Oceana in the back row by the windows facing west next to bins that had pieces not for sale or on hold. i almost didn't realize this amazing stuff was for sale... cheers! enjoy the trip.
I do agree about Youghiogheny glass. Gonna be at their warehouse sale on thursday. Can't wait. I also agree - your panel is beautiful.
I love the use of color. It really looks like the sun is shining on the flowers in front. How long did it take you to make this?