Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Glass and Lead

I've finished two more paintings!
While I had my camera out I took some pictures of the stained glass I have around my house. It wasn't until I did this that I realised how much I actually had!
This is my latest aquisition, made by Lizzie from my generic medium.

I might have shown these before, they're from my favourite shop in Lyme Regis, the Mermaid Shop.
On my last visit there I couldn't resist buying this too!


This one was made by a friend many years ago. She's moved to Australia now and it's lost its crystal that used to hang from the corner but it's the first piece I ever owned and is a reminder of the time she was here.


This is my front door. It used to be a mystery to me how a window panel like that could be made but now I'm beginning to get an idea how, with a class I'm going to.


I'm learning to make stained glass and managed to slice my finger yesterday, not on glass, no that's too straight forward isn't it but on the lead! Yes lead is a very soft metal, so soft you can dent it with your fingernail but the edges are very sharp!

Ow!

28 comments:

Diane said...

First of all, your paintings are stunning! They are a perfect match with all of your stained glass--pieces of eye candy floating all through your house!
:)

Robin Larkspur said...

Wow, a lot of stained glass, and I adore your front door. Great colors as always, in your lovely paintings.

Jehanne said...

oh these are really beautiful. I love how colourful they are!!

the tweed fox said...

your front door is GORGEOUS!

liZZie said...

Thanks for showing the icicles Jessie ♥ I'm chuffed you are learning this craft and wish for you many happy hours and cut free ones too. Germaline make a good product called 'New Skin' ;-)

Jessie said...

Thanks Diane, yes it makes me happy to see lovely things arouind the place. :)

Thanks Robin, I didn't realise how much I had until today!

Thankyou Jehanne, I adore colour! :)
Thanks The Tweet Fox. :)

Hi Lizzie, you've no idea how much I'm going to need that 'new skin'. I keep getting glass splinters too!

JessiVille said...

Your new paintings are awesome. I love the colors and dreamlike qualities. Good luck with your glass class - sometimes it is painful to make beautiful things! Take care!

SaraLynn said...

Your new paintings are stunning! I love the colors and textures. Your work keeps getting better and better!

Cynthia k. Agathocleous said...

GORGEOUS paintings, Jesse! The color and feel are wonderful.

Jessie said...

Thanks Jessica, it's painful alright! ;) I think I should call these dreamscapes. :)

Thanks Saralynn, you're very kind.

Thanks Cynthia, I am enjoying the canvases!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, sorry to hear about your finger cut! you do have some lovely glass art.

Your paintings are wonderful. I love the colors and designs.

Tammie Lee said...

oh and I love the art you are using as your avatar, sweet and charming!

Jessie said...

Thanks very much Tammie :)

Doodlestreet said...

ouch!! the price we pay for art, eh? lovely works! you always have so much color and beauty on your blog :D
pam

WrightStuff said...

Wonderful paintings. I love all that pink. I'm using that a lot in a painting I am doing at the moment. Your banner picture reminds me of the story I wrote for OWOH - the Princess and the cocky bird.

Johanna Urban said...

Love your blog, your art are very romantic and beautiful!

See you around
xx

johanna, sweden
ART

Jessie said...

Thanks Pam! I need to have colour and beauty around me ;)

Thanks Wrightstuff, that story sounds interesting! :)

Thanks Johanna!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

gosh there is something sooo magical about light shining through colored glass. When I was a preschool teacher, I used to hand children pieces of colored acetate. They just loved running around look at the world through a different color! I love the textures in these landscapes you've painted! Looks like you've been on a slightly different artistic adventure lately!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Jessie.. tried to find a way to email you but couldnt. I'm putting up an art challenge gallery on the theme "your dream window" on my blog. Would it be possible to use one or both of these pretty pics on my blog with a link back to yours?

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous paintings..the first one especially pulls me in and under with such power..i love it..a fantastical feel! and yay..so wonderful you are learning to do the stained glass...wow...all of them are such beauties..i love the sun-star one..gorgeous!! Enjoy and shine on!
Victoria~

Jessie said...

Thanks for asking me Cori - of course you can! :)
Thanks Victoria, that's a lovely thing to say! :)

Julia Christie said...

Paintings are amazing!!! Love the work you are sharing with us lately! I too love stained glass and these are all lovely!

Thanks for sharing

Smiles

Jessie said...

Thankyou Julia!!

lili said...

Hi Jessie! I love stained glass. I'm sure you'll make lovely artworks as beautiful as your paintings!!

Ces said...

What a beautiful welcoming door! I really love it. I love doors!

Jessie said...

Thanks Lili and Ces, I love doors too! :)

ruthie said...

I am loving you paintings Jessie, your eye for colour is excellent. How fab to be learning to do stained glass, it sounds a bit dangerous though! x

Sunny Carvalho said...

I love your paintings...and the stained glass. All are beautiful!