Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunset Trees

If you've followed my art, you are probably saying, "Why is he doing another tree mosaic?" My answer is, "I can't help myself." I just like trees. They make me happy. One of the first pieces that I did was called Moon Tree. You can check it out here.

The other thing I notices about this piece is that there are no straight lines. Here is one of the thing's that I've learned about mosaic art. Straight lines are easy. This piece was the opposite of easy. Every piece of glass had to be hand cut to fit in all the crazy nooks and crannies.

Here is the finished piece.

Here is the finished piece from the side.


Today's mosaic is a just a simple little frog hanging out in a pond. I was inspired to do this piece based on a trip we took this year to the Poconos in Pennsylvania. We rented a cabin that was next to a frog pond. There were literally hundreds of frogs in this pond and they talked to us around the clock.
This is not the first time that I did a frog piece. Here is one that I did back in 2014. 

To start the project, I did a bunch of frog sketches. I tried to keep it simple. I love mosaic art, but you have to keep it simple. The mosaic media just does not lend itself to a lot of details.

After I was satisfied with the sketch, I transferred the drawing to a mosaic frame and began cutting and gluing.

This is the completed piece. 

This is the completed piece from the side.