Daisy Framed Stained Glass
This Daisy Framed Stained Glass Panel was created as an exhibition piece. Somewhere along the line I had acquired a few old gothic window frames. It was always my intention to eventually fill these with some art glass panels.Before I got to the design stage however, I first had to strip the frames back to their natural state. A fairly laborious task then ensued as there was years of old coats of paint and putty to remove. Once I had them cleaned up I was able to make a cardboard template of the inside and begin my design.
The colors and textures in the stained glass provided the inspiration for this piece. I wanted the design to flow up through the frame and fit the available space. I have tried to keep it fairly simple and I find with stained glass you have to think of it as background / foreground. The best way to describe it is as layers, so I have three layers here, background then the leaves and finally flowers in the foreground.
I used the copper foil construction method for the panel and 12 mm flat lead came around the perimeter. This provides for any slight adjustments that may be necessary once the panel is completed. The overall effect has quite a light feel to it,all handmade Youghiogheny Art Glass sourced in Pennsylvania used throughout this piece.A superb collection available here at https://www.delphiglass.com/stained-glass/youghiogheny-glass/
Dimensions including the frame : width 375cm x height 1060cm