Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CREATIVE TUESDAY





The theme for Creative Tuesday is "Stained Glass Windows".  This was quite challenge, but once I got the idea and got into 
the process I loved doing it.  I've never done anything quite like this.  I usually paint very loose and free.



The Process ~
  • Decided on the pattern.
  • Had a sip of tea.
  • Transferred it onto watercolor paper.
  • Another sip of tea.
  • oops ~ dipped my brush in my tea!!!
  • Added the colors one by one, letting them dry completely.
  • Finished off the pot of tea.
  • Next day.....
  • Finished adding all the colors
  • Final touch ~ the jet black wide tip Sharpie marker.
  • Mission accomplished.  Made another pot of tea and relaxed.
I dedicate this stained glass window to all the redheads out there.  There are days I get an urge to dye mine back to it's original color. "red"...but then I remember what the Bible says in (Proverbs 16:31 "The silver-haired head is a crown of glory.") so I'll stick with the glory, HaHa.

To see all the beautiful stained glass windows created by other participants just click on the Creative Tuesday badge on my sidebar and follow the instructions.

38 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Good thing you had tea to sip on! hahaha...

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    1. Thanks Betsy, this was a ton of fun. I was surprised how much I enjoyed something more restrictive and not loosy goosy. HaHa.

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  2. that is beautiful,, I love it,, I have had an idea for a stain glass look painting for a very long time but i hasn't yet come to paper, lol,,
    this has such a beautiful composition, the color is amazing as well,

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    1. Thanks Laurie...I so hope you will do a stained glass window. I had so much fun doing this one, I may have to try a few more.

      Hugs.

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    2. Yes, Laurie, please join us! :) would love to see your rendition.

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  3. Wow Wanda, your piece is amazing!!! Creative Tuesday has been postponed till Jan 5 to give others more time to get back to regular blogging by the way.

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    1. Thanks Christine. I notices the date was changed, but I had completed mine so decided to just post it now.

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  4. Wanda,
    This is amazing. I want to try this now. I love the way you used the sharpie to pull it all together into a stained glass effect. Just beautiful.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. Thanks so much Janis. Michael mentioned that the wide black was a good effect for stained glass. It's hard to get a jet black even stroke with watercolor. I was glad for the advice.

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  5. Wow, I'm impressed. You have gone above and beyond with this one.
    I'm still contemplating whether to do another ABC Wednesday. This makes a lot of years for me. It is fun but wish there were more who comment. I still have a little time to get back into it.

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    1. Thanks Sue. I'm afraid I would start with a bang, and then about f or g...would fizzle out. Just thinking about it.

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  7. P.S. I loved the part about dipping your brush into the tea..

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    1. HaHa...every time I paint with tea or coffee...it happens.

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  8. Oh, Wanda, I absolutely love this! How wonderfully evocative. You are so very talented. I am quite mesmerized by its beauty. I have always wanted to take a stained glass course. I own several Tiffany-inspired stained glass lamps and I love looking at their intricacy. This is gorgeous.

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    1. I was very please with the result. Not my style but I do think it will be one of my favorites. I love your way with words. Thanks for such a sweet compliment on this project.

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  9. It's always fun to do something different and out of our comfort zone!!! Good job!!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Always love to hear comments from a talented artists. It was a stretch but a lot of fun.

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  10. Beautiful painting, alas, I'm not quite ready to let the silver threads take over, I'll be dying my hair for the New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much.

      HaHa Good for you. And what color will that be??

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  11. Very nice! This reminded me of my trip to NY with Hannah. Danny and Judy had a beautiful stained glass windowith in their door. Danny is a painter but dabbles in other art forms sometimes.

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    1. I would love a stained glass window in my front door, but I think the Villa management would frown on that.
      It was a fun project.

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  12. Hahha, I had to so laugh at the "oops" dunk paint in tea moment and all the tea sips in between. Sounds like me! I have done this more times than I care to mention. hee.

    OK--on to this piece: it's incredible. SO wonderful to see you do this. I can tell you really pushed yourself in a new direction and excelled at it too. What an inspiration of beauty. Love it. You see, having done a project like this back in highschool, I thought you adn others might actually quite enjoy it. This is very much up that ally.

    In fact, dear Wanda, I don't think your photo does the oringal artwork justice as it really does have that glass illumination feel to it with the watercolour against the black. SO....I took the liberty to "fix" it for you to what I approximate is closer to what you have in your hands--staight lines (no perspective) and no glare on teh black form the camera. Please feel free to download it from the link below. All you have to do is right click and save. You may then perhaps like to re-upload this version instead here? Up to you. Anyway, enjoy. I think this will show you its brilliance even more. Thank you so much for contributing this gem to our stained glass collection.

    you can find the fixed photo/art here:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0dUK-TUysog/VoRLCqOM0eI/AAAAAAAAEK8/edrOWuV01qw/s1600/IMG_4360-wanda-stainedglass-fix.jpg

    (just copy and paste the link above into your browser address field if this does not show up as a link.) :)

    BTw, I never somehow realised you are a natural red head! A true Romantic, as it were. how lovely. :) Yes I tell myself this corwn of glory thing too with each stright white hair I get. ikes. lol.

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    1. Thanks so much Michael. So glad you like it and the "link" worked.

      Is your silver hair coming in straight?? My dad had straight black hair, when he started to gray, it came in curly. My natural color was dark auburn.

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    2. yes, straight! ikes. What will I do?!

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  13. Let me know if you would like me to email to you, should you have issues with the above instructions. Thanks again, wanda. Wow, as Alex just said. :)

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    1. Michael ~ it worked....What a difference. Thanks you so much. I love it. You are the best.

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  14. Wanda, That is very pretty. Yes, having a drink while painting is risky. LOL. Blessings to you and your sweet husband for a happy new year. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks so much Susie. Blessings back to you and those you love for a wonderful New Year.

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  15. Wanda, this is beautiful and so clever that you have made the watercolour actually look like stained glass. Love the references to tea and dunking brush!

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    1. Thanks Linda. This was a fun project, and I've dipped my brush many times...don't paint and drink....haha.

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  16. Oh Wanda, your stained glass piece is spectacular! And thank you for making me smile, not only because I got to view your beautiful art, but because you sticking to your crown of gray. God's Blessings in 2016, Wanda. :-)

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    1. Hi Tracy. Thanks so much! I really had fun with this challenging project. Yes, I actually like my silver crown..HaHa.

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  17. this is so sweet, like a quiet thought. I like the red hair. great process, I think everyone should sip tea or something while creating art.

    hope you have a wonderful, happy, fun-fill new year.

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    1. Thanks so much Lissa. It was a fun and challenging. Yes, tea and art do go together.

      Happy New Year to you too. Hugs.

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  18. this turned out so beautiful.
    very creative of you.
    i wonder how many of us have dipped our brushes in our tea, i have ;-)

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    1. Thanks Tammie. Yes, painting with coffee or tea....happens all the time. Happy New Year.

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