Tag Archive | landscape

32/5: James River

One last image from our camping trip.


32/4: Railroad bridge

Here’s another image from our camping trip.

32/3: Pond

This one is from a camping trip. My son and I shared a lovely hike around this pond near our campsite one evening.

31/2: Final grouting

I decided no one grout color would work equally well for both the bottom and top portions of this piece. In order to apply different colors of grout to each portion, I covered the section that wasn’t being grouted in masking tape.

Relatively simple for this particular piece, although some of the angles of the mountain proved a bit challenging to get just right.

Here’s the entire series of samples and finished landscape.


31/1: Grout color test

Applying grout to the samples for the mountain landscape. I honestly thought I might never find a use for the color in the middle, but it turns out to be perfect for this project!

I love grouting. I love mixing it up, smearing it on then wiping it off to reveal the finally, fully completed mosaic beneath. Some mosaics don’t need grout, but when they do, it’s so exciting to see the piece come to life through the grouting process.


30/5: Landscape grout samples

These small pieces are going to be grout samples for the mountain landscape. I’ve been trying to make the grout samples works of art in and of themselves, rather than just throw-away pieces intended only to test grout colors. The designs of the coral piece on the left and the green and blue abstract in the middle are both directly influenced by the drawings I’ve been doing lately for the sketch portion of this project.

I’ve been working in primarily ceramic for over a year now, and I’m really enjoying this return to stained glass. I love the depth and variety of color in each piece of glass.

30/4: Mountain landscape

These are a few work-in-progress shots of my most recent mosaic commission.  In the lower image I’m working out the grading of both the size and color of the tesserae comprising the sunset.