This panel is part of a set of four depicting a clematis covered trellis alive with coal tits. It is inspired by summer in my garden, the movement of these endearing little birds, and was made using the copper foiling method.
One of my first glass paintings, this represents an experiment in creating texture and what can be achieved by replacing the paintbrush with other tools, in this case fingers and thumbs.
Commissioned as a birthday gift, this leaded and copper-foiled panel was created to reflect the Canadian heritage of the recipient. A bear cub curls up asleep in the roots of a strong maple tree in front of a lake separating it from mountains and pine forests.