Gothic Poppies

Gothic Poppies


Gothic Poppies framed stained glass panel, designed by David Kennedy, Uroboros and Youghiogheny Art Glass.

This Gothic Poppies panel is in a renovated pitch pine sash. I had managed to salvage eight of these some years ago with a view to using them in my home. Four had a single pane of which this is one. The other four were taller and had double panes. At the time I was still in the building stage and hoped to incorporate them within the structure. This didn’t happen, so instead, I used them to display my stained glass artwork. I had already filled the other three sashes, the first was a “Tulips” panel, then a “Daisies” and “Daffodils” was the third. So this was the fourth and final one to complete the set.

Whilst building my house in Slade, there would always be clumps of poppies growing wild in the garden. These then provided the inspiration for this piece. First I took some photographs and made a full-sized template. Then a did a rough sketch which I developed into a proper pattern. Stained glass design can be quite restrictive with every line needing full consideration. You have to try and see the finished panel in your mind at the design stage.

Stained Glass Pattern Information


The pattern for this Gothic Poppies panel is available in the pattern store as a PDF file. The original panel size is 36 x 12 inches which can be scaled up using the printing instructions included in the PDF download.

Downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 36 x 12 inches ( 915 mm x 305 mm ) across eight pages. Instructions are provided for enlarging the pattern to your required size when printing. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print this pattern.

Copyright Information


Gothic Poppies Stained Glass Pattern. © David Kennedy Designs 2010. All rights reserved.
It is illegal to distribute this stained glass pattern online or in hard copy without written permission from David Kennedy.
Please do not post or distribute this stained glass pattern on other websites.

 

 

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Gothic Daffodils

Gothic Daffodils

“I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o’er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils;”


Gothic Daffodils framed stained glass panel, designed by David Kennedy, Uroboros Art Glass

 
 
This Gothic Daffodils panel started with the frame. I had managed to salvage some old pitch pine gothic window frames. At the time I was building my own home so my initial thoughts were to incorporate them into the build. That didn’t happen and after renovation, I still wanted to use them. So framed stained glass panels seemed like a perfect way to make use of them. I made a base, using some heavy oak timber and mounted the frame upright. There were eight in total, four with a single pane and four with double panes.
I created this in late February, early March when the daffodils were in bloom. To create the composition I photographed as many clumps of flowers as I could find. Then after looking through these I chose various elements to include in my design. I then made a full-size template and drew out a sketch. This was then refined and worked into a pattern for stained glass to fit my frame.
A lot of work went into this piece, the colours are vibrant together and the whole piece reminds me of spring. I was very pleased with the end result and I hope everyone else likes it as well.
 
Dimensions including the frame : width 375cm x height 1060cm

Stained Glass Pattern Information


The pattern for this Gothic Daffodils panel is available in the pattern store as a PDF file. The original panel size is 12 inches which can be scaled up using the printing instructions included in the PDF download.

Downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 36 x 12 inches ( 915 mm x 305 mm ) across eight pages. Instructions are provided for enlarging the pattern to your required size when printing. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print this pattern.

Copyright Information


Gothic Daffodils Stained Glass Pattern. © David Kennedy Designs 2010. All rights reserved.
It is illegal to distribute this stained glass pattern online or in hard copy without written permission from David Kennedy.
Please do not post or distribute this stained glass pattern on other websites.

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Gothic Daisies

Gothic Daisies



Gothic Daisies framed stained glass panel, designed by David Kennedy, Youghiogheny Stipple Glass.This Gothic Daisies panel is one of a set of four. All housed in re-claimed pitch pine sashes.

For this particular piece, I chose the background glass first. The colors in it were very subtle so I couldn’t use a hot color for the flowers. I had some pale Youghiogheny Laburnham Glass which looked perfect with it. That made the daises the obvious choice.
After making a full-size template I sketched in the flowers and worked them into this design. I was able to start at the bottom with quite large flowers and reduce the size towards the top of the frame.
This gives them quite an airy feel like they are dancing in the breeze.
Dimensions including the frame : width 375cm x height 1060cm.
The full-size pattern for this panel is now available in the pattern store. It has an option for a rectangle top as well as the Gothic Arch.

Stained Glass Pattern Information


The pattern for this Gothic Daisies panel is available in the pattern store as a PDF file. The original panel size is 36 x 12 inches which can be scaled up using the printing instructions included in the PDF download.

Downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 36 x 12 inches ( 915 mm x 305 mm ) across eight pages. Instructions are provided for enlarging the pattern to your required size when printing. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print this pattern.

Copyright Information


Gothic Daisies Stained Glass Pattern. © David Kennedy Designs 2010. All rights reserved.
It is illegal to distribute this stained glass pattern online or in hard copy without written permission from David Kennedy.
Please do not post or distribute this stained glass pattern on other websites.

Deep Red Tulips

Deep Red Tulips


Deep-red Tulips framed stained glass panel designed by David Kennedy.

Introduction


This Deep Red Tulips design is the first in a series of four Gothic framed panels. I had managed to salvage some old gothic frames whilst building my own home. Unable to make use of them in the building I still wanted to renovate and keep them. So I decided to turn them into display pieces for my stained glass. Mounted on some heavy oak bases so they stood upright they were perfect.

This piece of stained glass is imaginative. I made this in the middle of January so had no flowers to look at or photograph. The idea in my head was looking across a field of tulips as you would see them in Amsterdam. I made a full-size template and sketched out some flowers, reducing them in size towards the top of the frame. At this point, I realised I would have to put a border in. This helped to give the impression of them being beyond the window.

Dimensions including the frame : width 375cm x height 1060cm

Interesting Facts and History


Originating in Central Asia tulips became very popular in Turkey. In fact the word “tulip” derives from the Persian word “Tulbent” meaning cheesecloth/gauze. During the late 16th century they were then introduced into the Netherlands. Today the Dutch distribute over a billion tulips all around the globe and there are over 3000 different varieties of tulips.
In Amsterdam National Tulip Day occurs on the third Saturday in January every year. This event, which started in 2011 marks the start of tulip season. Dutch tulip growers set up a temporary garden in Dam Square containing over 200,000 blooms. Visitors can then come along and pick their own bouquet of fresh flowers for free.

Symbolism


The colors of tulips have different meanings attached to them. These Deep Red Tulips symbolise everlasting love, pink means happiness. Purple stands for royalty and yellow joyfulness whilst white ones signify forgiveness.