In progress 8x10 fused glass
4x4 Juicy Pear fused glass
Here are some of my works in progress from February. I'm saving my pennies to buy a bigger kiln. I'm limited in sizes under 8x10 for now. Many of the pieces I did in Jan and Feb were based off of a painting I did in oil. It was easier for me to try to achieve the painterly look by using a subject that was easy for me.
one of many of my piles of tears
For those of you that are wondering if I will ever paint again, the answer is yes (I'm even taking a one day workshop in a couple weeks) but I never anticipated this winter would run into March and still be in the negative digits. My paint is in my barn studio and the cool temps are not conducive to good paintings and it takes forever for them to warm up to proper consistency. For now, I'm quite content "painting" with glass and breaking all kinds of rules in my studio. Speaking of breaking. This piece befuddled me. It shouldn't have broken. I can't figure out what happened. Anyway, it was a test piece for a larger one of my studio. I'm happy with where it was going so I will definitely be doing a larger version. I've been experimenting with a lot of different techniques and materials but I plan on doing some series as soon as I get my glass order. I'm liking the printmaking look of the one below so I plan on playing around with that a bit more, but my main goal is to achieve a look in glass that I do in oil painting.
I am applying for summer art shows and will be at all of my usual haunts and hopefully some new ones I'm applying for. Expect to see some very different work this year :)