Monday, June 4, 2012

"Time Share"

($150.00.....8" x 8".....presented on an easel or mounted on wall with glass brackets)

"Share the gift of time with others." This quote is referencing a different kind of "time share". And when you think about it, giving the gift of time is a rather expensive gift considering the busy schedules we all have. That makes it even more special. (This is an 8" x 8" piece consisting of three layers of glass and fully fused in a kiln.)

This type of glass work is very similar to mixed media work. The artist still has to be concerned about division of space, designing the corners, edges, paying attention to values, etc. This is called a glass collage but obviously created differently than a piece created with paper.

In this type of work, the glass is textured separately with glass powders, glassline paint, etc. and then fired in a kiln. The pieces are then cut and rearranged to form the collage and then fired again. The one line of lettering is then written and the glass is fired again at a lower temperature to keep the lettering from spreading.

The big thing to take away from this is that whether it is glass, oils, watercolor, acrylics, or mixed media, the facts remain the same. Paintings are made up of shapes. I know I sound like a broken record, but I've done enough teaching to know that some things must be repeated especially if they're important things. And this is an important thing. Thinking in shapes will keep you from many disasters. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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