Monday, 30 September 2013


Working hard on my next stained glass window.
I want to learn myself traditional glasspainting. And as I am curious how these medieval masters did these perfect shaped clothes and drapes, I made this design to experiment with it.
I finished cutting out the pieces; after that I have to prepare the "paint" (which is very special and fine grained grey earth), then I can proceed with the "contour" procedure (making lines). That will be burned into the glass, after which I will do the "grissaille" procedure (adding shades). Another heating up, and then fitting the pieces into the lead. Still some way to go.


RobCarey said...

Very interesting to see your process- I had no idea how many steps were involved.

Rene Fijten said...

And I haven't even talked about the work already done. Or fitting the pieces into the lead frame. It takes quite some time. I make these panes in a specialised atelier (almost) every monday evening for three hours, and it takes about 3 months to finish a window like this. So different than sketching/painting, it's more like a craft than art.