Returning to the Windows / by Alyson Khan

Aguirre CommissionI have just finished a commission piece--a diptych on two old windows! I haven't worked on the windows for over 2 years, but here I go again. I am totally inspired and getting ready to paint a whole series for a show in the Fall at a location TBA.  I have painted and sold about 200 windows and my style and technique has evolved through this medium over several years. It feels like home. Funny. I had issues with the glass off and on--mainly that it is breakable--but people own glass things and buy stained glass and glass vases and glass birds and whatever--you just have to be careful and cautious when handling glass. The windows I work on are usually very old--50 to 100 years old and they survived weather and wear and living on a home for years and even extraction and transportation to my studio and beyond (Hawaii, DC, Cali...). So it takes a little caution and mindfulness. So what? Anyway, I will post photos of the newest work soon. Here is a flik of a work from a couple years back...