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BruceJackson
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My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by BruceJackson » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Last year, I finally did some more work on my own shop windows...Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of my studio for your enjoyment...

I've updated my website too with new photos of mirrors, gold leaf window signwriting and splashbacks, so this post is also shameless self-promotion to get some more incoming links and higher search ranking... (sorry about that, but I'm guessing you guys will forgive me if there's new photos :)
http://www.goldreverre.com
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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:50 pm

Bruce,
As always I am very impressed with your work. Thanks so much for sharing the photos of your store front.Is the portraite of the women backpainted ?
Thanks again

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Post by Dan Seese » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:17 pm

Absolutely beautiful work, Bruce. Stunning.

I've long admired your work but this updated site does a terrific job of showcasing it. Well organized, plenty of helpful content, great photos. It deserves plenty of inbound links.

You've raised the bar for us!
Dan
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Post by erik winkler » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:42 am

The antiqueing around the silverleaf mirror and the Chinese lady look very good.
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
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Still in the learning phase ;-)
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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:55 am

Bruce,
I really do enjoy wandering about the artworks on your web site.
Thank you for updating the site and showing the pictures of your new shop front.
That is a magnificent reproduction of Ryser's Chinese Lady but for me, my favourite window is Piccadilly Circus, it reminds me of one of the Italy window photos Dave Smith shared a while back.
I do like the kitchen back splashes you do as well and my current favourite is the antique look silver leaf backing with Chinese calligraphy.

Thanks for taking the time to share.
Regards
Anthony

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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by BruceJackson » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:43 am

Thanks guys.

Well picked Anthony, I wondered if people would recognize that painting. Yes Roderick, it's hand-painted, and as Anthony pointed out, it is copied from a painting from around 1770 that was used on the cover of Ryser's catalogue of reverse paintings on glass, a book that I highly recommend.

I've always loved that picture. The original is so elegant and possibly one of the finest and most delicately painted portraits I've seen. I can't match the mastery of it, but this one on my shop window still does a nice job of showing my work to the public so that they get some idea of what "verre églomisé" means.

Warrandyte has a fairly high number of artist's studios and galleries, so we've joined together and set up an artist's trail in the area, hence the "studio open" flag flying out the front. It was also one of the catalysts for doing the signs and making the shop look a bit more inviting. I wanted to get some of that "Paris boulangerie" look of the black side panels with a bit of art nouveau character...My place is built sometime in the 1920's so that look fits nicely.

Piccadilly circus!....that is one of my earliest pieces. Fortunately, it's still surviving...I remember it took me about three days to scratch all those lines...hahaha. I don't do much gold engraving now. It takes a looooong time to get that look...Jonas Zeuner must have been very patient man to be so focused on such fine detailing.

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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by Jerry Berg » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:31 am

Very nice work on your windows Bruce! Your website has allways been enjoyable as well.

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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:46 am

Bruce, so admire your work, this is so nicely executed. credit to you sir! Hope to be in your neck of the woods this year, will look you up mate.
Dave

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Post by Marius Mellebye » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:31 pm

Wow, that´s absolutely stunning! Would love to visit a store like that some day, just watching a master at work.. but I would not be able to keep my mouth shut and probably distract you :-)
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Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Post by Kent Smith » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:13 pm

Stunning as always and hard as heck to photo.

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