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Starry Starry Night GOG Window

Posted by chinatreasures (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 12 at 22:41

Here's the window, glass and pattern for the GOG.

Starry Night1

And here's the progress I made today (it took a little time trying to find that snake that slithered in my work area - never found him and was a little jumpy all day!!)

Starry Starry Night Starry Starry Night - Day 1


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RE: Starry Starry Night GOG Window

Looking good! Thanks for sharing.


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Oh, those teensy details to follow. This one w/be insteresting to watch.


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gonna be another wonderful piece!!!


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I love the flow .... can't wait to see it done :)


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It looks good! You and I are inspired by the same painting. I'm working on a piece right now that's ridiculously hard and fussy that I'm calling "Reach for the Stars". It's a mosaiced hand that's a bit influenced by Van Gogh. I'll try to post some photos later.
Becky


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Excellent! Very nice and will look forward to more pics.


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What a great start!!! Thanks for sharing the work in progress pics, I recently looked thru CanadianSquirrelly's album and she has a cobalt GOG that is making me wanna do a GOG soon!


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That's going to be so beautiful!!! Let's see more!!!


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What adhesive did you end up using? and do you like it?


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More pictures!


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So sorry I haven't posted an update. I'm using Maryland Mosaic's glue. I finished the bottom half last night and took the paper pattern off. Here's a picture of the entire window and a few close ups:

Starry Night update 4-29-12

Starry Night update 4-29-12

Starry Night update 4-29-12

Starry Night update 4-29-12


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GORGEOUS!!!!


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WOW! Amazing! So Dark and Mysterious!!! Good Job! Can't wait to see the upper panels done...ohhh this is Good!


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Way cool. I love doing GOG. Can't wait to see the top part too.
Chickadee


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I'm absolutely blown away w/this. It's outstandingly GORGEOUS. Man, are you talented. Like the above mentioned I anxiously await the work on the upper part - Vincent's swirls. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I can't WAIT to see how you do those. Such beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!


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Yes yes yes to what every one said!!!!


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Thank you everyone! I'll keep y'all posted with updates.


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Absolutey STUNNING China!!!!! WOOOOOWWWWOOOOOWW!!!!! Love it!!


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Vincent would be so proud.
Are you cutting each little piece with a hand cutter?


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That is amazing! Can't wait for more pictures.


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Hi all. Thank you. Not much progress since we had to go out of town the past 2 weekends. Hopefully I'll get a lot more done this week.

Yes, ernie85017, each piece is cut by hand. I score about four to six 1/4" strips from a sheet of glass and snap those strips as a whole from the sheet. Then I score the strips about 3/4" apart. After that, I just use my running pliers to snap all the pieces apart. It's amazingly quick!


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Updated photo. Not happy with the moon and surrounding yellow. Do y'all think after I grout in dark gray/black there will be more contrast?
Starry Night

Starry Night


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So far the upper right panel is my favorite! Can't wait to see the final result!


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RE: Starry Night GOG Window - Ready to Grout

I finally glued the last piece on and will be ready for grout this weekend.

Starry Night


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Absolutely outstanding. I don't know how you do this kind of beautiful work. LOVE the church. It's beautiful just as it is - can't tell it isn't grouted. Vincent w/be pround


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OMG...that is beautiful! I have an old chippy window waiting. Never thought to draw on paper and put it behind. What a great idea!


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WhooHoo...you are on the home stretch!!! Good job! Such nice colors!!!I just love that church!


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WOW that's ended up amazing! Beautiful work!


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Finally finished! These are so hard to photograph! I didn't like the original moon so I replaced it with a yellow for more contrast - much happier with it. The frame is actually white and I decided to leave it "shabby". I must say I'm pretty pleased since this is my first GOG (but not first mosaic) and I'll definitely be doing more.

Starry Night


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Absolutely magnificent. Professional mosaic work, and I love the whole design. I know you must be very proud of this wonderful work of art. Can't believe it's your first GOG - what a beautiful job you did.


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Gorgeous! So much detail, what an amazing amount of patience you have. It really looks lovely with the light shining through it like that!


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Beautiful Chinatreasures!!! It really flows!


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This is very beautiful and so well done. I agree the new moon is best. Congratulations.

My middle school art students have a hard time "reading" the big tree in the foreground of this painting as a tree without prompting. There is often somebody who thinks it is a monster going down to eat people in the village. (we don't have elementary level art obviously)


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Thank you everyone! I was really stumped when I started this as I wasn't sure how to do the bushes on the right side. Someone here did a little tutorial on their blog showing how to make the curved pieces (she used them for fur on animal portraits) and they were perfect for the bushes and rolling hills. I wish I could remember who to credit with that tutorial. Does anyone know who that is?


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Could it have been EMPTNEST? She did several GOGs on windows. I'm still in awe on this project. The andamento is really important in this piece, and yours is perfect.


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AMAZING!! Just gorgeous!


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Simply amazingly gorgeous!!!

What a wonderful piece of work!! Hard to believe it's your first GOG.


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Beautiful window!

Cacbeary did a tutorial on her blog showing how she cut her glass using wheeled nippers for her lion. Took a while to find it but here it is. You need to scroll down to the bottom to see her technique

http://themosaicobsession.blogspot.com/search/label/Wheeled nippers


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I can't believe I haven't commented...musta been one of those times that the forum was acting funny and not letting me post....ever get that? Anyhoo, LOVE this! I just love GOG and this one is super!!! Looks so good all grouted. I am such a fan of the grouting GOG! I am helping a freind make his first GOG, it is gonna be a enneagram. He has this awesome round frame! I look forward to seeing another GOG from you!


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Well, I am speechless at the beauty of your work. I only wandered over to this forum to see about either purchasing a stained glass for apstairs window and/or to get advice about doing so. What a beautiful surprise.
We were in Belgium last summer and went to see Van Gogh's work, but not Starry Night, my favorite.


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I'm so jealous! I will be willing to pay a lot for that ;)


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