Showing posts from category: Leviticus

Configuring the leading

Drawing where the lead joins will go, informed by an acute understanding of their thickness.  

Adapting the color map

Recreating original oil paintings in a new medium required highly creative planning of color — as work on LEVITICUS shows. The first step, before choosing the glass, is preparing a color map. Here, Ofra has drawn the basic color areas for a better understanding of the glass pieces needed.


A variety of techniques

Each evolving image on each panel involves many techniques and materials. The artist may start with acid to obtain a certain shade, and then apply vitreous paint, enamel or silver stain to produce a certain effect during firing.


Evolution of an image

The tinctures, shades, contours and silhouettes that combine to build each image emerge from a planned and precise fusion of many materials. Look closely at the finished glass. Its minutely sculpted surfaces are testament to many hours of work toward an appearance revealed only after the final firing.


Marking the cuts

Marking where to cut the different pieces of glass. Each area of the windows is coded, their code numbers seen on a 10-percent transparency overlay of the original work, adjusted for the windows.

Cut and ready to go

A studio view of flash glass after it is cut, before it is etched.


A new palette

Color on areas of the window, compared with those in the original painting.