This is my third mosaic-tempered glass project. This one I worked on all by my lonesome. It really is so mind absorbing creating a mosaic and a lot of fun! There is something positively therapeutic to working with glass that I definitely do not feel while painting.
The yellow-green sky and dragonfly wings are tempered glass. I painted the background the colors I wanted before applying the glass. The white, green and red glass are a mixture of stained glass, mosaic tiles, and cut glass marbles. After all the glass is glued in place, grout is applied between the glass and tiles. I had a hard time deciding what color grout would look best; finally decided I would use a yellow-green grout that would be close to the color of the sky. And the rest of the picture I used black grout. When all the excess grout was cleaned off I added the river path of multi-colored tiny pebbles. The frame is ceramic tile.