Poppies at Slade.

Poppies at Slade

The story of this panel began a few years ago whilst I was visiting family in the UK. I managed a visit to Kansa Stained Glass where I was fortunate enough to purchase two sheets of Uroboros art glass which is hard enough to find at the best of times. The first sheet I pulled out of the rack was this one, code 10-16-5 Light & dark browns, turquoise with mini fractures.My first thoughts were I loved the colors and it would make a great background glass.

Poppies at Slade Uroboros Glass code 10-16-5
Poppies at Slade Uroboros Glass code 10-16-5

The next sheet I pulled out was this one 60-25-5 Red,orange & white at this point I thought “Poppy panel “. Over the next few years I made a few attempts at a pattern, which for various reasons I had to shelve. However in October 2018 a window of time opened up so I went for it. The colors of the two sheets gave me a feel of Liberty/Art Nouveau which strongly influenced the final design.

Uroboros Glass code 60-25-5
Uroboros Glass code 60-25-5
Top and Bottom background
Top and Bottom background

I have cut the top and bottom background here.The leaves ( Youghiogheny stipple 4117 Green, ice white & bluish grey ) and the soil ( Uroboros granite backed 65-17 Light & dark browns ). Ready to add the flowers now so hoping I’ve got it right.

Adding the flowers
Adding the flowers

First five flowers here and just really feeling my way. I have an idea in my head but I like to keep everything fluid so am prepared to adjust as I proceed.

More flowers
More flowers

More flowers added now. I have also cut some background glass using the band saw. I am working my way down the sheet of 10-16-5 so I have to be very careful otherwise my vision will be ruined.

Building up the flowers
Building up the flowers

Top two rows of flowers in and feel like I’m well in control now, just have to bring it home from here.

Filling in the sides
Filling in the sides

Decided to fill in the sides now, trying to link the top and bottom parts together seamlessly.This has more to do with the background glass as the sheet goes lighter from bottom to top.

Closing in the middle
Closing in the middle

Everything seems to be falling into place now. This is not a quick process, slow and steady wins the day, very pleased at this point.

Last three Flowers
Last three Flowers

Background is now completed, just the last few flowers and the seed pods to add.

Poppies at Slade 2
Poppies at Slade 2

So here is the completed panel, very happy with the way this has turned out exactly what I was trying to achieve.

Delphi Glass Catalogue Cover
Delphi Glass Catalogue Cover

I entered this panel into Delphi Glass’s online competition 2019,unfortunately it was unplaced in the large panel category. They did however decide to use it for their annual catalogue cover for 2020 for which I am very grateful. This panel is available for sale, all sensible offers considered.

 

Round Apple Blossom Pattern

Round Apple Blossom

 

Round Apple Blossom Pattern
Round Apple Blossom Pattern

Staying with the ” Tiny Tiffany ” theme this time I have gone for an Apple Blossom design.The background glass here is a Uroboros fracture glass code 10-55 Cobalt Blue, White and Green. This panel can be hung in a window or placed in a stand as shown here. The original panel size is 12 inches, ( 305 mm ) diameter.

The stand can be purchased here http://www.fireliteforms.com/category/39175338  The pattern for this piece can be purchased in the pattern store as a PDF download.

Original panel size is 12 inches, this can be scaled up using the printing instructions included in the PDF download.

Youghiogheny Poppies

Youghiogheny Poppies.
Youghiogheny Poppies

Youghiogheny Poppies

Poppies are a favorite subject of mine and many other stained glass artists,they just work so well in glass. They are also associated with remembrance in particular for the fallen in two world wars.

This panel is made using Youghiogheny stipple glass, I tried to keep the design fairly simple and let the glass do the work. I have poppies growing wild in my garden and am always struck by the way the red really compliments the green surrounds. For those of you who are interested in reproducing this panel it is now available as a PDF downloadable pattern in the Pattern Store http://www.kennedyoriginalstainedglass.com/?sd_product=poppies-stained-glass-pattern 

Moody Iris Stained Glass Pattern.

Moody Irises Stained Glass Pattern
Moody Irises Stained Glass Pattern

Moody Iris Stained Glass Pattern

 

Irises must have been created for stained glass, they just work so well together. This panel was created in about 40 hours using Youghiogheny stipple glass.The full size pattern for this panel is now available as a digital download in the Pattern Store http://www.kennedyoriginalstainedglass.com/?sd_product=moody-irises-stained-glass-pattern

Clematis Stained Glass Pattern

 Clematis Stained Glass Pattern
Clematis Stained Glass Pattern

 

Clematis Stained Glass Pattern

We are delighted to be able to offer this design for sale as a full size pattern 38.25 inches x 18.75 inches, ( 972mm x 476mm ) and is available on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/473515336/clematis-stained-glass-pattern-david?ref=shop_home_feat_1. It is in PDF form and can be printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea's
Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

I had always wanted to do a hydrangea panel in stained glass.Some years ago my parents purchased a small property in Ireland with a well established garden containing many varieties of hydrangeas. The sight of the blue flowers up against a white-washed wall was a vision that stayed with me. I had been doing stained glass for a number of years, mostly lampshades which were reproductions. My real ambition though was to do my own designs and hydrangea’s were definitely high on that list.

This panel started as a thumbnail sketch which I did whilst my son was having a half – hour piano lesson. I would often start a project with a small sketch, just to get the initial idea down on paper of how the panel would work. Using the sketch as a guide I could then draft up the full size pattern, in this instance it took about four days to complete.Quite a long time really given my sketch was done in only half an Hour.

The finished panel took another 50+ hours to complete. I have used a Uroboros ring-mottle glass for the mop head blooms a perfect colour I thought. The leaves are all in Youghiogheny Stipple Glass as is the background. I did toy with the idea of using a white but the blue worked much better. I finished the edges in 12 mm zinc came which helps to strengthen the panel.

The full size pattern for this panel is now available as a downloadable PDF file in the Pattern Store http://www.kennedyoriginalstainedglass.com/?sd_product=blue-hydrangea-stained-glass-pattern

Red Poppies

Red Poppies
Red Poppies

Red Poppies

This exhibition piece begins the story of Kennedy Original Stained Glass.
As with many of our pieces, David derives inspiration from the flowers growing in our garden.
We salvaged and restored some old pitch pine gothic frames and added a heavy oak base.
Dimensions including the frame : width 375cm x height 1060cm
This Pattern is now available as a downloadable PDF on Etsy,https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/620669913/gothic-poppies-david-kennedy-designs?ref=shop_home_feat_1