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Virgin Huntress by indeestudios Virgin Huntress by indeestudios
Stained glass window panel, 24"x26"

Lead came method, enameled detail

This piece was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the stained glass landscapes of Lois Comfort Tiffany. It is composed of nearly 500 pieces of the finest art glass available; each piece individually cut, ground, leaded, solderd, puttied and polished using methods little changed from the Middle Ages.

Several techniques were combined in creating this piece. Figures were painted using both traditional glass painting methods and airbrushing. Glass was plated to the back of the piece to create an illusion of depth and atmosphere.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-12-18
Virgin Huntress by ~indeestudios Beautiful stained glass panel from a rather new deviant. ( Suggested by belard and Featured by ohnojaylo )
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Rikutida Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Marvelous work!
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Rikutida Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
You're welcome :)
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Melibells Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Great choice of glass for the lake:) and the hound is excellent! Is he a wolfhound or deerhound? Either way, the piece is beautiful! I love your glasswork. I work with glass too but only have a few pieces in my gallery.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That glass is Yougiogheny....gorgeous stuff!
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Melibells Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:) they make beautiful glass, great colors and textures for nature scenes and such:)
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mintyoreo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
look at the dog! a masterwork, combining methods old and competely modern, excellent for keeping this art mocing forward and alive!:D
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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elenawright Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I am just beginning to learn how to paint on glass with Reusch paints and you are a real inspiration.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Have fun playing with the paints. They take a while to get used to, but the learning process is great fun!
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elenawright Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I've admired your work for quite awhile. Saw it on the forums, especially WC, and paid attention to how you progressed. I remember when you used to just use Pebeo but still came up with extraordinary work. Now that you're into traditional glass painting (and the plating is also superb), expect to see even further extensions of creativity.
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Falconsong Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is one of the most well done pieces I've seen in a while. The painting on the dog and in the persons hair is done exceedingly well! I've seen several other people do tiffany esque windows but this one comes closest to the feel that Tiffany had. Some draperey glass in it would have been perfect, but thats stuffs hard to come by and exceedingly hard to work with.

Sheer curiosity prompts me to ask, how did you plate the pieces on the back? They look wonderful and did an excellent job of giving the feel of depth. I know several methods of plating (foiling/lead caming and tack soldering to the back, or using a poly glue or UV set glue,) so I'm curious.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your comments! I foiled and tack soldered the plated pieces. I find that to be the most stable, and easily removed should repairs ever be needed.

I agree, re. the drapery glass, btw! I really wanted to use it for the dress, but could only find white.
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alexandreafr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Amazing work !
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RzNox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
This is gorgeous. The water looks opalescent almost, and I love the dog.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The glass really does have an opalescent cast to it. It was lovely stuff to work with.
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RzNox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
How did you do it? Blowtorch?
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lenoki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
The details are just beautiful, and the overall composition is gorgeous! :heart:
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Karnanyd Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
This is beautiful! Good for you for doing real stained glass work and helping to keep the tradition alive! I've always loved stained glass (and mosaic and fresco and relief carving, etc, etc) and despair at how little of it is created nowadays. The figures are gorgeous and the water looks so wonderful and peaceful. I wish I knew how to do stuff like this. I am definately faving this one. :)
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Karnanyd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
That is part of what makes me sad about the loss of the old craft - it seems to me to show a loss of pride in and love for our archetecture. When future civilizations dig up our remains, what will they think of us? People used to build things to last and therefore took great care in their construction. Now we tear things down and replace them so quickly that there isn't much point in spending time on the details. Besides, it's cheeper and faster to construct a bunch of monolithic boxes, and isn't that what counts? LOL.

But I digress...

You're welcome! :D
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have a real love for traditional fine craft...pieces with scale and weight. It is sad that so few work in the old techniques anymore, except as a hobby to produce small pieces. But its understandable, really. The investment of materials, equipment and labor make it more a labor of love than anything the market can economically support for any but the very best artisans. Especially since cheap Chinese imports have flooded the market.

But that's a whole 'nother subject!

Thanks again for your thoughtful comments!
Dawn
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ilex9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
You know I love this piece! I don't think I told you, but when i did a project on stained glass with my students, I showed this as an example of what's possible with the media. Much deserved DD on it. :hug:
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey you! I didn't know you were here. Thanks!
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Madman42q Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly remarkable! The detail is excellent, the lines are perfect, and the colours are wonderful. This certainly deserves the DD! COngratulations!
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annstinator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
An immediate fave. This is stunning; superb technically and aesthetically. Seamlessy done, with wonderful mood, texture, and a sense of depth. Fantastic!
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Misaniovent Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
This is absolutely incredible -- there have been few things ever submitted to dA that are so unique. The only thing that throws me off is the difficulty in recognizing her arrow -- but that's it.

Love it.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And I agree..that area is a little muddy in the photograph; often a problem when trying to get a lot of detail in a glass piece. In person, not so much, since you can see the dimension and textural difference of the lead, but if were to "doover", I'd re-work that area.
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Misaniovent Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
:nod:

In 2D, it is undoubtedly less clear, and I of course recognize the constraints and difficulty. :)
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cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006   Writer
That's amazing! And the PRB is soooo cool!!!
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And what is PRB? (I'm sorry....I'm a total newbie!)
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cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Writer
Youíre welcome. Oh, yeah, PRB is just the acronym for The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. I didnít want to write the whole thing because my hands were hurting at the time. I think I have juvenile arthritis. LOL. :P
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL....lets hope its not arthritis...juvenile or otherwise! I was thinking another new acronym specific to the site. My mind was nowhere near the Pre-Raphaelites! This piece was particularly inspired by Burnes-Jones.
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cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Writer
LOL, thatís okay. I shouldnít use too many acronyms, especially little used ones. ;) Yes, you really captured the style! It looks great!
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
. . . wow.
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm overwhelmed; thank you ALL for your comments! What a lovely welcome to DA this has been!
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Gibbertyflibbet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, this is gorgeous! The details and the colors are incredible, and the talent that must have gone into it....

Absolutely lovely. As stated by others, congratulations on the Daily Deviation as well!
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FirecrackerBE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Student General Artist
This...is...stunning :clap:.
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jimgun Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Great to see some stained glass artwork. Looks really nice.
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DefiantHeart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Awesome work. The detail in this is amazing.
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original001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ice found something new i think. ive never seen something like that before. just those glasses in churches or something. but this is more beautiful for me. thats real art =)
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmmm...I couldn't see the full view either. I reloaded the file and it works on my end now.
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Evil-Siren Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can't see it T___T
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BunnyTHM Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
I'm really impressed! It's not often you see someone working in this type of art for the sake of the ART these days, usually it's just for construction and commission purposes. Very lovely work, the detail is amazing to say the least. ^-^
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! Believe me...I do my share of glass whore commissions that "add drama to your decor", but DO try to make some art when I can!
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BunnyTHM Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
^-^ Well, you do very well! Congrats on the DD and all that. Keep it up!
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chakrabird Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Amazing, such detail and original composition. :-)
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seadogz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
fantastic
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Wow...beautiful :nod: it's rare to see work of this caliber in stained glass these days... especially in figurative work! Wonderful detail and colour use, congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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indeestudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! (What's DD? I'm such a noob!)
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006
sorry for such tartdiness :blush: i didn't have access to my :pc: :( glad that ~belard came to the rescue :nod: :clap:
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