As part of the Beyond the Valley Studio Tour Debbie suggested that I do a painted interpretation of one of Angela Sirr’s glass landscapes and that Angela interpret one of my paintings in glass. Angela and I, without giving it much thought, decided it sounded like a great idea.
This image is Angela's amazing fused glass landscape that I was to interpret. I am used to painting a scene where my main concern is what detail to leave out. Here I have no detail and have to decide what to add. After a lot of hand wringing, hair pulling , and planning I came up with what may be one of my best paintings ever.
I gave this painting to Angela so that she could interpret it in fused glass. Glass is unforgiving and unpredictable so Angela spent hours struggling to come up with a decent landscape. Many bubbles and cracks later she ended up with two pieces that I think are brilliant.