Monday, February 25, 2013
Crash glass is great to work with, especially if you love mosaics like I do. I developed a method of gluing together small pieces of irregular glass to form her dress. When I first worked on “Sorrow,” I had not taken any classes in oil painting and therefore, painted her face with acrylic. After I learned the Renaissance Oil method I loved the rich look of the oils so much that one by one, I began all my older paintings and redoing them.
I have a question for my readers. If I started a painting several years before, then reworked it recently, which date should I place on the painting? The date I had on it before the revision or the day that it is revised?
I have changed the date to 2013, even though it was first finished in 2010. I understand many Renaissance artists would hang paintings on the wall, take them down and rework them numerous times before calling them completed. I guess looking up the answer about the date will be another google project for me.
Detail of Glass
Her heart was breaking. Though she tried hard to forget, nothing could erase the pain. After years of unresolved sorrow, An inner voice spoke softly revealing a great truth, which she knew but had Somehow forgotten: “Everything in life comes full circle. What was will be and you shall be whole again.”
Sorrow is, now finished. If you are interested in purchasing her, you can see more views on Etsy and purchase there or contact me by e-mail. She is 12" w x 28" h x 1" deep. I love the way the glass sparkles when the sunlight shines on it.