Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Window in a Listed Building,9 - Central Panel

This shows the central panel with glass cut and ready for painting. The glass was selected on a light box and also presented to the sky for comparison. I chose a good match in full light, but when cut and placed on white background the glass appeared too "blue".

So I selected a slightly paler glass with less blue in it and cut the new pieces for painting. Another lesson - look at the glass on white paper as well as in the daylight. While viewing over white paper does not give the true colour and tint as viewed in natural light, it does show subtle variations.

The glass that is to be painted, although appearing to pale at the moment, will be altered by the addition of paint to blend with the other glass. The original glass, as you can see, has a range of variation too.

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