A sentimental gift from me to my aunt this Christmas. Water mixable oils on canvas.
My daughter's fish, Mr. Blubs, recently passed away. It was really hard on her as this was her fish that stayed in her room and she was the sole caretaker. I made this painting for her as a keepsake and also included is a picture of his burial site in our garden. It is right next to the site we spread my cat Oscar's ashes. It is lovely to have little things that remind us of our connection to our animal companions that we have loved.
This has been my main focus for a few weeks. I am very pleased it how it turned out. It was quite a process! I have a few pictures of the process below.
Pink glass for the flowers. These two are specialized Kokomo and Bullseye that contain bits of gold to create the tones....
Close up of glass with basic solder
Close up of glass with leaded bead work.
Then the last step is adding a black patina to the lead and doing a thorough cleaning of the window. Hours and hours of work. But truly amazing results!