Saturday, 19 December 2015

Mill view window



Living Advent Calendar window number 12 - a view of Salts Mill and its huge chimney. The creator is the artist David Starley, whose windows are always beautiful and done with such care. There is a note on Facebook this year about how he made this one: "The window started out as a photo and a sketch, which were then painted with oils on a canvas. The painting was photographed and printed onto 24 acetate sheets using a home printer. (There was a big colour shift in trying to get a strong dense image.) The sheets were taped onto some perspex cut to fit the size of the window. A white sheet pinned behind makes a big difference to the evenness of the final lighting."  That gives you some idea of the thought and preparation that goes into these windows. Congratulations and thanks to all those who make the effort; they bring pleasure to many, many people. It's a tradition of which the village is proud.



4 comments:

  1. Very creative. Another way to safe our history.

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  2. Hi Jenny - they are incredible ... and as you say shows us the care used to produce the canvas and thus window. I quite agree - they must bring much pleasure to the village. Beautiful ... cheers Hilary

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  3. This one's pretty. It looks so vivid.

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  4. The artist put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into this window. I am too lazy to do something like that.

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