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Let the Light in

Updated: Jul 28


Our challenge: Doors, Windows and Portals


I always begin with my colours. And a vague idea of how I want my piece to feel. What colours will express that?


One of my passions is European Medieval architecture. Cathedrals. This is partly because I love their windows.


Windows full of coloured glass.



Glass that lets light in and lets you see out.


Glass that scatters its light, like confetti, on nearby surfaces.

I like old glass - glass that has discolouration and signs of age.


I like new glass - glass that is bright, shiny and clear.




Stained glass windows are usually rich and intense - I choose saturated colours.

And I develop a layout that is suggestive of leaded lights. My preferred process - piecing - is appropriate.


This work will have some of the clean clear feel of new glass, mixed with a feeling of age.







Let the Light in

32inches x 25inches

© Alexandra Kingswell, 2022


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