In our studio this week we are exploring a recurring theme – sea turtles! Currently working on a tryptic seascape that pays homage to the paintings of Robert Wyland, whose vivid and dramatic imagery is world renown.

While working on these three transoms in stained glass, I had an been inspired by one of our younger painting students at the gallery, and in that demo, I got swept away with the endearing subject matter. (Check out the results of that creative effort in my blog post on the acrylic sea turtle – “George.”)

These are some of the first looks at the dramatic stained glass designs as they are lifted from the board to flip the work over for further soldering. As we view the piece for the first time with transmitted light, we can finally see the luminance the art glass offers, and experience the contrast of lights and darks.

The dark sky and bright waters emphasize the importance of the subject below the surface of the water.

This work features my favorite Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass

In the next several days, the glass work should be finished and ready to be installed, where they will take their place along side several stunning Wyland prints.

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