Sunday, April 6, 2014

Here is the finished painting. It measures 18x24, acrylic on canvas.

Wow! I cannot believe it has been 2 years since I posted anything. I guess life got in the way. that, and a severe case of artists block. Here are the progress photos of the Celtic style American Flag painting.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Am starting a new project. A few years ago, I designed a knotwork American Flag. I have decided to do a painting of this image to have something more substantial than just a digital rendering.
This is the digital image I will recreate. I will add updates as more progress is made.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Stained Glass Cross, COMPLETED, Day 32 (5)

First of all, it has NOT taken me thirty-two days to finish this project! Well it Has, but while thirty-two real time days have gone by, I have only worked on this from start to finish, for about 10 hours (stretched out over five sessions). It looks nice, don't you think?
I have started another one like it, as i have the glass, and i think they might sell, or make a nice gift.
I am going to add rings to the top of this panel and loop a wire through the rings for hanging, but otherwise, this panel is DONE.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Glass Cross Panel, Day 26, (4)

Back again after a long break. Have about 5 hours in the piece so far, but it is ready to solder. All the pieces have been individually cut and fitted to the pattern and foiled. The next step is to solder. 26 days have elapsed since I started this project, but this is only the fourth night I have worked on it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Glass Cross Panel, Day Ten (3)

It has been over a week since I last posted. this is the first opportunity I have had to resume work on this piece. The glass squares have been cut, copper foiled and fitted into the frame. This was the very easy part. It took two hours to get this far. These pieces were merely measured out and cut with my Morton Glass cutting system, using a straight edge and guides. All the pieces were pretty uniform this way and only minimal fitting and grinding was required. All the pieces from here out will need to be traced, cut and fitted. A little more work, but not too much more, I think.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Glass Cross Panel Day Two

Have made the start. No glass cut yet, but everything else is now ready, as these photos show. I printed out and numbered the template - (photo 1). I then organized my glass - (photo 2). I thought I had a purple piece, to alternate with the dark blue, but I do not. I am going to use the light and dark blues to contrast the red, yellow, orange and green. Thirdly, I cut the template into individual pieces - (photo 3). I will use these to trace on the glass and cut out. Finally, I set up the assembly area - (photo 4). All the fitting work as well as the soldering will take place here. the frame holds the pieces into a rctangle shape, and the pattern will be used to fit the finished pieces.