Old Man Winter

Inside looking out
Inside looking out

Outside looking in
Outside looking in

I did the pattern back in October but it seemed a bit daunting to me so didn’t start it until after Christmas. Living in Alaska a winter scene seemed appropriate for my studio door. I’m pleased with the outcome however, I’m having a terrible time capturing the iridescent glass in a photo. If anyone has a suggestion please let me know. Thanks! It is all done in copper foil. by Audrey

Milly’s reply:

I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska, and this has made me want to even more!

You’ve managed to capture the cold perfectly with your choice of chilly-colored glass, and the iridescent is spot on. I love the movement – there’s not many pieces you can say show the wind and snow in all it’s glory, but this is one of them.

I know what you mean about the difficulties of photographing iridescent glass. You have to come in from a particular angle to see it, but when you point the camera from that angle it doesn’t show up. It needs light, too. But if you use a flash it whitens it all out. Are there any photographers out there that can help on this one?

I love the way it looks so different from either side, it’s like having two windows rather than just the one.

It looks beautifully made. I particularly like the trees, simple but very, very effective.

Thanks for sharing it on the site, and I look forward to Spring!

Comments for Old Man Winter

So Unique
by: Linda

What an amazing window. I love seeing other people’s work and love how it helps me want to create something unique of my own.

by: Robert P.

I really love the inside looking out the most. The inside makes Old Man Winter look a little more daunting, winter has arrived.

Photographing iridescent glass
by: Audrey

Someone who photographs a lot of stained glass told me “Stained glass is really difficult to photograph,,,,I get the best pictures on cloudy days,,,,even light and no shadows,,,,and don’t use a flash”

Thanks Joe!

by: Audrey

I didn’t use any reinforcement but it is between two pieces of glass. Otherwise, I would have. I have read that, as a rule, you should use reinforcement for anything over 2.5 square feet. Sounds like a good rule to me but it sounds as if you will have enough between the 1/2 inch zinc and wooden framing. I don’t thinking I’d worry about it. I’d love to see a picture of your project.

by: Suzie

Did you do any reinforcement within piece? I’m designing a large 36×24 panel for interior wall. No swinging door or winds or direct sunlight.

Don’t have hinge joints and is copper foil. Plan to use 1/2 zinc and quarter round molding both sides all around perimeter to Accomplish two sided display.

Anyone with tips I appreciate!!! Hate to move on and make a regrettable mistake.

by: Audrey Williams Luton

Hi Lizzy, there are just over 350 pieces in Old Man Winter.

Old Man Winter
by: Anonymous

WOW…. Love it! And I love Alaska!!!!

May I ask how many pieces?

Beatiful work!!


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