Bravo Marilyn you did a great job.
Good work! Greetings!
Thank you, Jacques and artwall. I liked the scene anyway, but those middle panes are really wild!
I love all your last photos of the Kizhi IslandMarilyn.I had never heard of before,but found it very interesting.I'm glad the Russians where able to save their historic inheritance.Cheers Daniela
Thanks, Daniela. When nobody seemed interested in what I'd posted a long time ago, I forgot about them. I'm happy that I was reminded of them and looked again! Yes, the island now has a wonderful historic collection. Of course the church buildings were constructed there, and other things like the house were moved there. It's excellent! Cheers, Marilyn
The new photos are great, Marilyn. This one reminds me about Romanian old glass icons, because in Romania, in the 18th and 19th century, peasants used to paint naive icons on hand made glass. I can see that the glass of the window in this picture is also hand made because it slightly distorts the image when lookig through it. Greetings, Liviu.
I forgot to tell you that in my gallery I have one photo of a glass icon, in case you are interested in seeing this unique form of art. Liviu
Thank you, Liviu. I'm glad that you looked carefully enough to see the distortion, and I'm interested to learn about the icons painted on glass. Greetings from Canada. Marilyn
Hello Marilyn. From photos to paintings... OK. The technique of painting on glass is easy to understand. They first made a drawing of the icon they wanted to paint. The drawing was made on a piece of translucent paper (or regular paper soaked in oil), so they could turn it up side down and still see the drawing. The glass was placed over the paper and the drawing was copied on it. This means that the painting was made on the back side of the glass, and that's where we get to the difficult part, because this requests special skills. In the past painters used water based colors, but nowadays they use oil colors to make replicas because they last longer. Anyway, the natural colors they used were more beautiful than modern ones. Regarding the history of painting on glass, maybe I'll write some other time. Greetings, Liviu.
Thank you for the description, Liviu. I've seen decorative (not religious) North American painting on glass; a friend of mine has a small collection. So I knew that it was painted on the back side, and thus the sequence in which they apply the paint is very important. But I'd never wondered about the use of patterns. Of course what you describe makes perfect sense! Greetings, Marilyn
I love this one! No surprise to you I guess :)
No surprise, but a pleasure!
****BEAUTIFUL! :-) cheers: Eva from Wellington
Thank you, Eva. (I wish we'd been able to stay longer than simply overnight in Wellington!) Greetings from Canada, Marilyn
Wonderful photo, Marilyn..the view through the old wooden window frames really makes the picture.
Many thanks, YBMW, for your visit and all your generous comments.
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