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
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
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
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”
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.
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
WOW…. Love it! And I love Alaska!!!!
May I ask how many pieces?