How does a stained glass design evolve?
With a precedent, that’s for sure.
All the same, it’s important to know when to stop …
Here’s a small step-by-step gallery from the studio case book.
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- Click a photo to show next.
There’s also a Back button, top-left.
Knowing when to stop
This post is a partial answer to a series of question from an esteemed colleague in France.
We’ll say more on another occasion.
For now, we’ll conclude with the observation that ladle and keys are attributes of Saint Martha.
So is a broom.
But we know when to stop.
Horse before the Cart
Right now the next bit is really important to your work.
If you’re going to follow Picasso’s advice and steal, it’s essential you do things the right way round.
- Know what you want.
- Then go out and find it.
David knew from the dimensions how he had to have a half-kneeling figure.
He also knew there was no way I was going to dress up and model for him on this occasion.
It has been known: my greatest role to date is the Blessed Nicholas Wheeler. (Despite the success of the studio, I am always open to offers.)
So we ransacked our art books until we found a suitable image.
I’m so glad we did.
Otherwise just imagine the initial sketch design – not sure I’m completely happy as St. Martha …
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