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DAVE SMITH
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Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Making this glass panel for the poet Edward Lear nonsence alphabet, do a google search on him , it is a commision piece from the Liverpool Council. Lots of artist working on different letters in other mediums including sculpture. exciting project.

The glass is 6 feet by 4 feet and half inch thick was interesting to see if my counter balance would take such weight, I survived at least! gilding it this week and then into painting etc.
Dave
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Re: Lear

Post by Ron Berlier » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Wow, it is another exciting project Dave! Do you have any idea of how much that 1/2" glass weighs?
I'll bet this will be another Dy-no-mite piece of art like you always produce. Please keep us posted -

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Re: Lear

Post by vance galliher » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:26 pm

hey ron...........it should weight about 156#. 1/4" plate weights about 3.25#s per sq ft. hope you're doing well. ......and dave, thanks for taking us down another road on your journey.
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Re: Lear

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:33 pm

As always very cool to see what your up to !

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Re: Lear

Post by erik winkler » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:48 am

Impressive and scary at the same time.
Did you do mica etching and upsidedown etching with a paint resist on this one?
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Will be interesting to see the result when these different textures are gilded.
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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:41 pm

Erik. This was two different stipples of mica all done glass facing up ,here is what it looks like with some gold and 12 crt leaf on. also some details from the back side with some blended shadows.
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Re: Lear

Post by Jerry Berg » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:01 pm

That looks fantastic Dave. Man, whenever you post your work I realize that I need to push myself a lot more.
Thanks for the inspiration and the posting of your work.

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:09 am

Thankyou Jerry.
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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:16 am

Ron , Vance, Rod Thanks . The weight was certainly very heavy I know at the time of cutting I had 2 25 kilogramme weight training plates on the end.It was kind of hard in a small space to do the cutting but I managed to fight each object as I came to it. I think I could go bigger on panel size but would need more height for this type of cutting. all a learning curve....
Thanks again
Dave

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Re: Lear

Post by Patrick Mackle » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:22 am

Hey Dave,
That panel is looking really good.
There you are doing all those fine glass techniques while I am getting mostly getting brick etching jobs lately (I need a new sales rep! :lol: )
I must have done something wicked in an earlier life! lol! :twisted: :roll:
Please keep us updated, it is refreshing to see you producing these gilded jewels.
Pat

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Re: Lear

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:59 pm

FAntastic stuff, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Lear

Post by Duncan Wilkie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: Lear

Post by Susan Banasky » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:17 pm

Dave, your work is breathtaking. I always stare and learn from your posts. True eye candy.

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:25 pm

Hey thanks evryone. Yes I will put some progress pics up as I go with this one Pat. Having some computer issues at present but thanks to Mike hopefully sorted by tommorow.

Thanks again.
Dave

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Re: Lear

Post by Tony Segale » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:22 pm

I think I'm going to hurl.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Re: Lear

Post by Wayne Osborne » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:37 pm

Blimey.. Ain't you finished that yet ? :D .. c'mon Dave --we wants t' see what her looks like frum the front !

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Here is some of the near final images of this artwork. I still need to apply the abalone shell to the clear areas in the letters and borders etc. Driving it to Liverpool on Friday. Taken longer than expected due to waiting for paint to dry. Should hopefully fit in nicely with the other letters of this Lear Alphabet..
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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:27 pm

Here are afew more images before the pearl is laid in.
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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:58 pm

A few more picks just show some closer detail .The Brilliant cutting blends from 12,18 to 22 crt goldleaf.This was a tricky part and I was forever cleaning the glass because of the amount of water size running everywhere. anyway it was a fun project to be asked to make. Thanks guys.
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Re: Lear

Post by Patrick Mackle » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:00 pm

I wish Rick was here to see this, and a few of the previous as well.
Pat
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Re: Lear

Post by Jerry Berg » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Incredible stuff Dave... wow!

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:12 am

Thanks Pat very much..and you also Jerry, well we can all do this stuff ,I just got lucky getting the job... It's great when the client appreciates it and does not mind paying for this kind of work... Hopefully these kind of jobs will keep coming in like this.......

Thanks guy's
Dave

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Re: Lear

Post by Bill DeBekker » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:36 pm

Amazing as Usual.. Curious.. Do you get to do the full alphabet.

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Re: Lear

Post by Pat Welter » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:43 pm

Dave, it always amazes me how you bring so many technical styles together in harmony...The forthought and artwork that goes into a project like this before you even start on the glass is for me mesmerizing, like figuring out what comes first ,second, third , in the finishing process....Absolutely wonderful Dave...Thanks for the look see...Pat
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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Thanks Bill and Pat. Bill there are different artists working on each letter in the medium they work in, I will be in Liverpool on Friday so will take some photos and post them here of each letter from Lear's alphabet. Some wonderful work being created.. Pat it does not always go to plan I think a little luck sometimes. I will admit I would like to have painted in the background and made the black outline thinner but this is what they wanted so people could look around the design.. hopefully it will all look ok on the day. I think there have been some problems with measurements for the glass but hopefully they measured it right will soon see. fingers crossed!..
Thank again
Dave

following on from this post ,this is part of the interior to the Lear project with two other parts of the alphabet A is for Ant , O is for Owl... These ants look great!
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Re: Lear

Post by Bill DeBekker » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Way cool.. So is this a Permanent Show/Display featuring Art of his writings in a "Lear Gallery"Per say or is this a temporary Show in a Gallery.

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:52 pm

It is a permanent show Bill. Thanks
Dave

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Re: Lear

Post by Anthony Bennett » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Wish I had an ounce of your talent/ability/skills DAve.
Good job.

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:38 pm

Thankyou Anthony. If I can help you progress somehow like people have helped me over the years I'm only 2 hours down the road from you.. I'll put the kettle on!

Dave

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Re: Lear

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:35 pm

Sorry as if there were not enough photos already so please excuse this amount. I put the pearl on and took some photos to show you some more closer detail on how it looks with abalone. finished it off ready for delivery now.
Dave
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