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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WIP Egret Mosaic (Curious Neighbor)


Waaaay back in May 2008 I posted my first WIP picture for this guy. I have finally in the last few weeks made some much awaited progress on him. The orange glass worked out perfectly for his beak and I found a way to incorporate shells that I picked up at the beach by where I photographed him.
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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

 
I also create original design silver jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith?search_query=jewelry 

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5 comments:

floweringmoon said...

This is coming out great Linda! I love the shading - and you're right...the beak is perfect :)

herhimnbryn said...

Gorgeous work. Those feathers! The geranium in the pot! I am now suffering from feather envy!

Smashgirl said...

Wow, this is awesome, love the shells! What do you use for framing?

Linda Smith said...

Thank you everyone!

Smashgirl- I build my own frames with 1"x2" wood. First make a back support frame so it is 1" deep (the hardibacker gets screwed to this) then make a second frame 2" deep and 1" showing on face. For larger pieces I add extra cross bracing on the back and for this I also added a wood french cleat for hanging.

cconz said...

Very, very impressive! Your blog has really inspired me. Your work is so intricate. Thanks for the tips on hanging. I like your method for cutting numbers.