Sunday, October 26, 2008

Work in Progress - Pieces Cut and Fitted

Here she is! All of the pieces have been cut and fitted. Her wings are an iridescent white, which the picture doesn't show very well. The definition of the piece will become apparent after I copper foil all of the individual pieces in preparation for the soldering process.

I changed the color of her ribbon to a rich navy blue, instead of the yellow gold I had planned to do. I also used iridescent clear glass for those areas that needed to be transparent.

I started this project three weeks ago and it has really come together fast for a stained glass work. There are 145 pieces and some are extremely small; that dictates the detail in her hair, wings, and the dove she holds.

Next step will be copper foil, which can be fairly quick. And then on to one of my favorite parts, soldering! I'll post another picture after the copper foil is complete.


MarilynM said...

Lovely, I love the fluidity of the shapes, can't wait to see it finished!

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Thanks Marilyn!

I'm really pleased with the flow of these shapes too. She seems so graceful to me and I wanted that conveyed in the glass.

I started doing the copper foil last night. I get really anxious at this stage to start to see the change as the panel components are modified in final preparation for soldering everything together.


Deborah Younglao said...

Kathleen she's lovely! I can just make out the multitude of colors in her wings. They must be stunning under lights. Great job!