Working on a privatly commissioned panel at the moment , to convey something of the Spirit of "Wiltshire Landscape". These clumps of trees are typical seen atop and around the Wiltshire Downs they are usually on ancient Bronze Age sites. I've added some standing stones, burial mounds, often seen in the landscape.
(This is still unfired paint and the coloured glass is stuck up with beeswax, on a flat glass easel , for painting against the sky ). Black lines are painted behind the easel glass to simulate the lead between each piece.
Close-up detail at lower part of the panel with wheat, flora, water.
There's the remains of a Viking helmet under the water, reference to King Alfred beating the Viking Danes at Edington.
Some silver stain will add touches of gold and enhance the richness of the glass. i.e. fruit, helmet, wheat, primrose (might have all 4 seasons in this one) - Stain still to be fired on.
There might be a few insects in the undergrowth if you look carefully :-) or are they in the other bit?
Pressing stained glass deadlines have taken me away from my painting for a while but I am looking forward to getting back to it again soon. Here's a detail from the most recent window; the subject is 'St John Baptising Christ'. Basically I used a watery theme with fruit and foliage as a background to the figures, and wanted a feeling of an Oasis, richness and an abundance of life-giving water.
NEW WINDOW FOR MARKET LAVINGTON CHURCH
Very busy working on other things lately so the outdoor painting is held up. This photo shows the development of a new window as the painting is progressing. (The glass is adhered to the plate-glass easel with a drop of melted beeswax at the corner of each piece of glass - the process smells really good - honey like. Black lines are temporarily painted behind the plate glass to simulate the leadwork.)