Deep Red Tulips
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
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.