This is the first official WIP post for my egret mosaic. He is moving along slowly because, well, I must be a bit insane to use such tiny pieces. I find at this stage I can only work on him for an hour at a time.
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The feathers are made from hand-nipped bits of vitreous glass in five shades from white through grey- I blogged about them earlier. The tiles in the photo are unglazed porcelain and I plan at the moment to use them for the beach background. The orange stained glass is for his beak- thanks Judy, that is a good match to his real color!
This mosaic is part of my personal collection. You can view it here: http://blog.mosaicsmith.com/2009/10/shading-grout.html
Prints are available from my page at Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/artists/19+linda+smith
Available mosaic art: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith?search_query=mosaic+art
I also create original design silver jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith?search_query=jewelry