Broken Rainbow

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Broken Rainbow by Amy Crook

Broken Rainbow by Amy Crook

I went through a phase many years ago of painting on glass — I even made friends with a stained glass artisan who would sell me their broken scraps, which I hauled around for many years before realizing I was pretty much over a painting base you can cut yourself with.

This piece uses both thinned acrylic paints and liquid food coloring to get the different color effects, each piece painted individually and then re-assembled from 3 broken sheets into one big panel. I took the photos by putting the piece on a light table so you can see the transparency of the colors. I’ve always meant to built a light box to house this so it can be displayed, but I’ve never had the tools and motivation at the same time.

Broken Rainbow, 15″x5″ acrylic paints and liquid food coloring on broken glass, not for sale.

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4 Responses to “Broken Rainbow”

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  1. littlereview says:

    It’s gorgeous! I wish you still painted glass, I would love one of these!

  2. Amy says:

    Thanks! It’s not so much about the medium as the display options, which are really hard — this piece is literally a bunch of bits of glass laid together, so I’d have to construct a whole backlit lighted display case around it before I could sell it (or one like it). Maybe someday!

  3. I’m imagining how beautiful the glass would look with the sun shining through…Kinda like a religious experience minus the suffering.

  4. Amy says:

    Thanks, Linda.

    I used to paint my windows (acrylics peel right off with a bit of Windex) and it was pretty cool when the sun was right!