Painting is progressing well on the windows. We are working flat-out to meet our deadline for installation on March 8th. I am really enjoying experimenting with etching and sandblasting as well as painting pieces, the fragmentary nature of the piece gives lots of scope to be spontaneous within a structure.
All these pieces will be cut up and included as fragments. Meanwhile, the painting is fabulous to do, so different to my usual approach to using colour, thinking all the time about the light! I am learning a lot about traditional techniques from Rachel. Hardly any time to blog!!
Rachel Phillips and I just found out that we were successful in getting the commission at Conwy Castle to make 3 stained glass windows for the Royal Chapel!
This is a major commission for a World Heritage Site and we are looking forward to getting started on some in-depth research and design work. The panels will tell the stories of the Princes of Gwynedd, Owain Glyndwr and Edward 1st, and will reference medieval and contemporary life and the landscape of North Wales. Since my visit to Conwy last month I have been looking at lots of Medieval stained glass and gathering ideas and inspiration for this project – I can’t wait to get started!