I just wrapped up the April Layered Landscape workshop, so I thought I'd share some images. Every single person did great work.
Here are the finished pieces - the larger ones were used to teach techniques for capturing realism in glass and the smaller ones were an exercise in atmospheric effects.
We started with the same inspiration photo, applied some painterly rules & tips, and each person made the composition her own.
Here is a shot of the pieces in progress. It looks like this was layer three of the larger pieces, loaded in the kiln and ready for firing. The smaller atmospheric pieces have the layer two fog and middle-ground trees built.
The dams prevent spreading as the glass gets thicker.
We spent a lot of time learning to pull stringers in the torch - the smaller pieces have three layers of trees in different colors to capture perspective in the fog.
Here are the smaller pieces loaded in the kiln for their last firing.
There's nothing better than hanging out in the creative think-tank of a glass workshop!
Many thanks to my wonderful participants.