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