Illustration Nativity - Windows for the Priory

des - Nativity - Windows for the Priory

Window paintings

I did these last year on perspex for the Augustinian Friars in town to save re-painting the windows every year. They're holding up pretty well, I think. In order of appearance, they are The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Journey to Bethlehem, The Quest of the Magi, and The Birth of Jesus.

I'm not really religious, but I do like to see a change from the constant barrage of Santa Clauses.

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des - 18.12.10 23:43
Thanks, Feyerabend, much appreciated.
Feyr - 16.12.10 18:02
These pictures are so beautiful! Really lovely I'm stunnend by this kind of work! Creative and awesome... I've never imagined that someone could use window colours - instead of painting some flowers in children's room - for something like that!
You ain't someone Great work!
des - 15.12.10 14:32
Thanks. I've tried to achieve a stained glass effect a few times over the years. It's actually not that difficult if you're prepared to lay down the black lines fairly heavily. Unfortunately, emulsion paints are only effective on the side where the light is strongest. From the darker side, the light shining through shows up all of the brushstrokes. Also, if you don't lay on an even layer of paint, or if you give a second coat to any part of the picture, it shows up as a darker patch when the light comes through it.
Kringe - 15.12.10 09:32
I like this church-window-style. You created indeed light by using colours. Bravo!
des - 14.12.10 02:58
If you have a look at "Christmas Porch" in my newer work, there are photos showing the inside of the windows there.
Halaa - 14.12.10 01:27
thanks alot for the answer. do you have pictures of the inside when the light shines trough the window?
des - 13.12.10 23:21
Thanks. I use water based emulsion paints - same as you might use to paint the walls in your house. They are my main medium for painting. They clean off fairly easily once Christmas is over, which is important for my customers.
Halaa - 13.12.10 23:12
very pretty colours. i like the motive too. ehich colours you use? are they perm or getting off with water?

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