Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Windows for Elizabeth.
I was delighted to hear a short time ago, that my page for Elizabeth has just arrived.
The windows page was based on my photographs of this delightful little chapel on a bridge crossing the Great Ouse.
The picturesque town you can glimpse beside the waterfront is called St Ives. I can recommend an exploration of the area, since the town and it's small museum is well worth a visit. More photographs from my trip can be seen here.
It was great fun to interpret one of the glazed windows for Elizabeth. As you can see from the note I sent with the page, I used a number of techniques. The gessoed piece of canvas came from a damaged artists canvas I had taken to pieces. The frame will eventually be used for some screen printing experiments.........
I could not resist putting something behind the window frame.
So the window is hinged using beads, so that it can open to reveal............
Hence the title..............
The back is made using a piece of scrap silk and some mulberry paper.