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Topic 26 of 55: Stained Glass

Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (11:07) | Riette Walton (riette)
When I go to a new place, the first thing I do, is to visit its cathedrals - I adore stained glass windows.
23 responses total.

 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 1 of 23: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Aug 13, 1998 (17:50) * 1 lines 
 
me too. (adore stained glass windows)....love cathedrals for all the architecture....


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 2 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 14, 1998 (03:43) * 1 lines 
 
I'll try and find some of the photos I have here on the web, and post them - hopefully with a bit more success than hitherto.


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 3 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (12:55) * 5 lines 
 
Unfortunately examples are pretty few and far between on the web so far, but here is one to start us off:



Unfortunately it came with no information whatsoever, and I can't possibly make a guess at the artist, as I'm better aquainted with medieval glass paintings. It looks pretty modern though, and I like its simplicity, and bright colours.


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 4 of 23: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (17:58) * 2 lines 
 
it's beautiful...i think the glasswork i like the best is when they lead out
designs on the glass and the pieces inbetween are prysmatic (know what i mean)?


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 5 of 23: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (18:25) * 1 lines 
 
This must've come from an Amish church--no one has a face!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 6 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (01:41) * 3 lines 
 
ha-ha!!!!!

I know what you mean, Wolf. I always say, if ever I should be so priveleged to live in a country where one can afford to buy a house, I shall have someone teach me how to make these windows, and make them in a shed in the backyard where the kids can't get themselves killed with interest in my art!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 7 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (06:49) * 5 lines 
 
Eton college chapel has some of the most beautiful windows I have ever seen. Photos don't really capture their brilliance, but I have visited the chapel once, and was stunned. So, in the next few responses, I'll post some of the windows.



Temptation of Eve


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 8 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (07:42) * 5 lines 
 
And also from this cathedral:



Queen of Sheba


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 9 of 23: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Aug 22, 1998 (14:19) * 1 lines 
 
Pretty, pretty!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 10 of 23: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug 22, 1998 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
nothing does them justice like the sun shining through!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 11 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (01:14) * 1 lines 
 
I know - I've been terribly dissappointed with every picture so far; they are so stunning in real life. Plus there are VERY few of them on the web. But I've got some very good photos here at home, and will post them to Wer at some point when the web runs out.


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 12 of 23: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, Oct  5, 1999 (13:28) * 1 lines 
 
Hi y'all, I'm disappointed - I can't get any of your pictures to show. Any ideas?


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 13 of 23: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct  5, 1999 (18:49) * 2 lines 
 
Maggie, stop using MS Explorer and download Netscape Navigator 4.0.
It's free and worth every penny!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 14 of 23: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Oct  6, 1999 (12:48) * 1 lines 
 
Oh no, Maggie! I'm afraid I am the clumsiest person alive when it comes to using computers. I hope you know how to carry out Marcia's advice.


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 15 of 23: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (18:16) * 2 lines 
 
I shall post the URL for the download as soon as I get back to Windows.
(telnetting, dontcha know!)


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 16 of 23: Marcia   (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (18:24) * 3 lines 
 
You can download Lview Pro for W3.1 free (do not opt for the pay W95 version - it is inferior) at
http://www.lview.com/down2.0.htm



 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 17 of 23: Marcia   (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (18:27) * 1 lines 
 
Alas, Maggie - no one can see her images anymore. Cambridge must have changed them. That is why conference hosts have room on the Spring's hard drive to store their images. Ree - send me some more and I will post them for you!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 18 of 23: Marcia   (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (18:36) * 2 lines 
 
I know nothing about this stained glass except that it is just that!



 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 19 of 23: Marcia   (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (18:39) * 1 lines 
 
As for me, the first thing i visit in a new town in Europe is its Cathedral. I love everything about them...and most especially the stained glass...some so old that the glass is thicker at the bottom than at the top because of its flowing downward due to its being a liquid!


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 20 of 23: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (16:44) * 6 lines 
 
I got the last picture in glorious technicolour!

I have to admit I love old stained glass better than new ones. We have some famous new panels in my church and I hate them!!! ( It's a VERY old church - goes back to 1100). I heard some photographer was going to take some pictures of them recently so if we (the church) get to see them I'll try and post a picture for you to see. I think there's a difference in techniques, it's not just the designs. We have some victorian panels too and they are delicate, almost etched. The 'stained glass' in those are pa
els of coloured glass surrounded by leading. The new panels look more to me like 'painted glass', the colour is uneven and the features are crude. I guess that might have been part of the design but it doesn't do anything for me.

I paint on acetate panels with glass paints. The effect I try to aim for is not to imitate real stained glass but to obtain a good clear even colour. I usually make greetings cards. unfortunately (or fortunatley!) I've sold all the ones I had made earlier, so i don't have any to show you just now. I tried to copy some stained glass patterns but they don't transfer too well to the miniature size I paint (6" x 4" cards). The contour paste leading I use comes out too thick in relation to the design.


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 21 of 23: Marcia   (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (17:32) * 1 lines 
 
I know the problem of that squeeze-bottle "leading"...there must be a way to make a finer tip through which to extrude the "leading" so we could do finer detail. I'm working on it...will let you know if I succeed! The tiniest windows I attempted were for a cermamic church (mantlepiece sized)...I ended up with abstract art! But, from a distance, it looks just fine! (put the color on first and made "leading" with permanent fint-tip black marker...)


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 22 of 23: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (20:46) * 3 lines 
 
have you tried a thin short paintbrush tip? more time consuming, but you'd be able to get a thinner line. if you make any more, maggie, you can email pics to me and i'll be happy to post them for you!!

i love stained glass but am afraid to try it on my "real" property. if i screw it up, it would be too expensive to fix!! so i've thought about buying pieces and hanging them (you know, window size panels), but they're too expensive! and my biggest fear is that the AM would be angry! (AM=alpha male)


 Topic 26 of 55 [art]: Stained Glass
 Response 23 of 23: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
if you can find a short-tipped brush, you can always purchase a thin one and then cut the tip down (do a little at a time until you achieve what you want). let me know if it works, i've done this for some of my artwork when i needed more control and a very fine line. but you might ask ree-head, she's THE ARTIST!

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