Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top section as of today, Tuesday Nov 29.
Some close ups--click to enlarge!

Jaundiced lady in aviator helmet (who doesn't want to look at that in their art?)! This is red on clear that's been engraved, painted and silver stained. Later, I engraved much of the silverstain OFF to cure her of her jaundice but leave her looking...interesting.....
Profile of a clown. I said, many posts ago, that I was doing a lot of experimenting in this window. Here's one! The blue on clear (St Just 11--very pale blue on clear) is sandblasted, then enameled with transparent carmine. That's how it looked together on top. Ultimately, I ground off the carmine and added a layer of pink glass--this was just too murky looking.
Monk-y head! Red on clear and a layer of selenium orange on clear.
Monk outfits. The drapery is painted (stencil black) on sandblasted float glass. That's three firings of paint to get the detail and rich blacks.
Silverstain blooper. I ground it out and repolished the glass. It was not apparent when it went into the oven, but that seam was created by putting on two abutting areas of stain. OOOPS! Don't do that (unless you want to). The "proper" way would be one matte, badgered smooth.
Ladies skirt. Gold pink on clear (DESAG), blue on clear with silverstain. (Photo sandblast stencil.)


Edwina L said...

Goodness me, as a painter I have to say that those colours are magnificent and so vivid. I'm especially digging that dude's head on the right above the monks, the layering of the blue and orange - so good! This is one of those times when I feel defeated looking at your work because I know paint can't produce those same colour harmonies... That's just cause paint absorbs light rather than radiating it I suppose!
Anyway, as always everything's looking gorgeous.

Judith Schaechter said...

thanks so much!
The glass, of course, does have different properties from oil paint. But oil paint has its own thing going for it!!

That blue orange head was really off the cuff--not something I would ordinarily do!

Have you tried stained glass, Edwina L?

Edwina L said...

It'll be exciting to see the scene around the blue/orange fellow develop, see how he reacts when he's got some more neighbours.
I haven't had the chance for any technically correct stained glass, but in wake of your demos ect. I made a piece of bastardised, ghetto stained glass, using two pieces of window glass, damar varnish and oil paint - the colours are quite good but it looks so scrappy. I'm actually from the Australian National University (I mention that cause I know you were here in May-ish) and applied to do an elective course in the glass workshop. I hope they let me in so I can make proper stained glass and not more painty abominations...!