Pheasant. Hand painted kiln-fired glass.
The glass is “flash” glass, meaning it has two layers; a clear layer and a coloured layer. It is supplied by Pearsons Glass. The the shape of the bird is sandblasted into the glass, leaving a clear area on which the bird is painted using glass paint (ground glass and lead oxides). The glass paint is then fired onto the glass in a kiln at 620 degrees centigrade. The area of coloured glass surrounding the bird is left unpainted and unsandblasted.
The glass painting is back-lit by an LED light sheet (made by Applelec Signs), framed by Walsingham Gallery & Framing in an untreated oak 6mm wide frame and hung on the wall. The electric light sheet has a dial to adjust the brightness and the temperature of the light.
Available in the following formats:
- Original glass painting framed in untreated oak and mounted on an LED light sheet that is dimmable and tuneable, 38 x 43cm including frame. £1999
- Framed Print (A4)
- Unframed Print (A4 & A3)
- Greeting Card (15 x 20cm, with envelope) £3.50
About our LED backlights
Electric LED light sheets, supplied by Applelec signs, are placed behind the glass painting, so that light shines through the glass painting and the unit can be hung on the wall. The glass painting and LED sheet is framed, then hung on the wall and plugged into an electric socket.
The electric cord comes out of one of the bottom corners of the back of the frame and must be plugged into a 13AMP wall socket. Sometimes the glass painting looks nice without the LED light sheet turned on, the white plastic diffuser backing is enough.
The LED sheet is tuneable and dimmable, on the electric cord is a dial. This dial is used to adjust the brightness or dimness of the glass painting. This dial is also used to adjust the temperature of the light; from warm yellow light to cold blue light, depending on what is required for the time of day, mood of the onlooker, the colours of the glass painting or the surrounding decor of the room.
A simple on/off option is also available upon request and is cheaper. This has the light temperature and brightness constantly on one level.
How to Adjust a Tuneable Electric Light Sheet that Illuminates a Glass Painting
This video shows how to adjust the brightness and the temperature of the electric LED light sheet that is installed behind a framed wall-hung glass painting. The dial is used to adjust the light from dim to bright and from cold light to warm light. This dimmable tuneable LED light sheet is supplied by Applelec Signs www.applelec.co.uk. The glass is yellow-on-clear glass supplied by Pearsons Glass www.pearsons-glass.co.uk with an area of the yellow layer of glass sandblasted away to reveal clear glass. The barn owl is then hand-painted by Emma Blount onto the clear area of the glass.