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portrait in stained glass,stained glass portraiture,stained glass woman,female in stained glassThis portrait in stained glass titled, "A Study for My Lady" has quite a story behind it. Originally commissioned by my sister-in-law,  I made this artwork FORTY-ONE YEARS AGO in 1976. At that time she dubbed it, "My Lady." But when it was completed, she didn't like the glass I had used in the woman's face. From then on it became known as "A Study for My Lady" because my sister-in-law swore she would one day commission it again and wanted to retain "My Lady" as the title for her own artwork. Way back then I was a decent craftsman but not yet skilled as a designer of original artworks, so this artwork was based on a women's fashion poster from the year 1914. The actual poster showed the entire woman dressed in the full-skirt continuation of what you see here. She hasn't commissioned it yet, but I'm still hoping she will some day.

When all this happened way back in 1976,
I was fine with her opting out as I didn't really want to part with this artwork. I was living "on the hill" in Boulder at the time just after having finished college, and the artwork was eventually purchased by the owner of that house who was my roommate and landlord and eventually my friend.

After college, I lived and worked out of that house for several more years. I got to enjoy this artwork for all that time, and my friend (Ron) always considered it one of his finest possessions. Cancer took him in 2012.

For the last few decades or so, the artwork had hung in the office of another of Ron's dearest friends, and now it is apparently bequeathed to that friend, who has also become a friend of mine in recent years.

Although this artwork is 40 years old, I am still captivated by it when I see it hanging in my friend's office. Early in my career, I had not previously equaled this, and this very artwork inspired me not only to improve my technique further, but to seriously consider for the first time, a life as a stained glass artist.

This artwork is only 24 by 24 inches and I can copper foil much better today than when I made this artwork in 1976, but this portrait in glass is still one of my best.

I think this protrait stained glass shows the potential of this art form to accurately portray subjects in the real world, even people. The woman's facial features are unfired black paint. The walnut wood frame looks black in this photo.

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