Third and final fire with the palette knife glass for the ground and rocks. Let's just pray the lightening tonight doesn't take the power down.
Seconf fire has begun. The front image was so stellar, that I decided to not reverse the piece. I frit painted the forest section of the triptych and taking it to a 1310 degree fire. Then when I palette paint the ground and rocks, I can fire at 1280 degrees to keep the matte finish.
I finally got the first fire going for the palette knife glass triptych that will be on display at the First Friday Art Walk in Ft. Collins in October. As in the prototype, this will be the back side once it is flipped and "repainted". I'll post the firing progressions for those interested in seeing its development.
This is a prototype glass palette knife painting where the first layer is full fused and then flipped over so that the water appears as a reflection. I then re-glassed the land areas in reverse at a much lower fuse temperature to create the illusion of foreground. The final piece is for a client in Houston and will be about a 1/3 larger. I may finish this one out as a triptych.
Welcome to the blog! I am the artist and gallery owner, Diane Quarles. I will post day-to-day outcomes and events here so you can see what is going on in the studio this month.