I'm calling this one, A Grove of Trees. I never really thought of myself as an abstract artist, but I find that more of my fused glass pieces are turning out to be abstract and I like it.
I really enjoy working with shades that compliment each other, along with adding a splash of color throughout a piece. This piece just came out of the kiln yesterday. More greens, but this time I added some amber and marzipan along with a pop of yellow here and there. Bullseye glass of course! Now I have coldwork to do on this piece too; it's in the queue behind Arrow in the Forest. I couldn't resist showing this morning's light coming through the fused piece. I like having transparent pieces mixed with opals so the light 'jumps' around a bit.
I had random lengths cut and started to combine them. During the process of building this piece, I had to cut finish pieces to fit in the steel circle. The fiber dam will prevent the glass from adhering to the stainless steel ring.
Here the work on putting all the pieces together to make up the Grove design is done and it is ready for firing in the kiln.
This last shot is of one of my views from my studio window. Now that some of my flowers are blooming and the aspens have started to leaf out, I can look out and get a great view of nature! I took this yesterday afternoon and it is the view through the screen, but this is what I can see when I take a break.
Hope all of you are having a terrific weekend! I am. :)