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peonies in stained glassThis arrangement of peonies in stained glass was a very difficult artwork to make. The employment of tiny zig-zag lines in the leaves and tiny curved lines in the flowers made this an arduous task, even for copper foil.

The border is made of clear beveled glass pieces. These are colorless and have no texture either, so everything you see "behind" them is either the tree in my front yard or that house across the street.

The background is a pale blue glass made by a short-lived glass manufacturer
back in the 1970s (anyone remember Colorado Art Glass?). The most accurate portrayal of that blue color is at
8 o'clock in the photo.

The peonies are all done in mouth-blown glass. The individual pieces are very uniform in color, so the stripes and wisps that appear in the petals of the uppermost flower are not really there (it's the branches of the tree in my front yard behind the artwork). The petals look most correct in the middle flower. The leaves are four shades of green glass, with the darkest pieces done in gray glass. There is no black glass in this artwork.

I used five or six widths of copper foil in the making of this floral stained glass. Smaller widths of foil were used to achieve the thinner leadlines in the flowers and leaves, and to compensate for thinner pieces of glass. Wider sizes of copper foil were used to achieve the thicker leadlines in the background and the thickest leadlines in the border.

This artwork has no wood frame. It has been edged in 3/4" U-zinc (U = one channel), which looks black in this photo. This wide zinc came on the outer edge gives the artwork strength and a framed look with no wood frame. Everything but the glass has been darkened to a charcoal gray with a chemical patina.

The size of this artwork is 24" by 24". The price is $2600.00. Contact me for a quote that includes fully insured shipping.


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