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Tree trunk/bark color

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Pipwren
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Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Pipwren » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:04 am

Anyone come up with a good base/mix of frit to come up with a realistic tree trunk color? I have tried grey with various brown and or black medium 90 coe frits and a mix of grey/black and also brown frit. I was thinking maybe I should wash some fine powdered black frit across some grey base. This will be for areas of glass where the tree trunk will be quite wide (200mm wide by 1.5meters) hence the need for the color to look realistic. Some of the streaky bullseye has the looks I want but I need to be able to create a continuous pattern across the whole trunk. The trunk itself will probably be opaque.

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby carol carson » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:14 pm

Woodland Brown works well.

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Pipwren » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:18 am

Thank you. Will try that. Have tried a base of just grey running uneven cuts along the glass so there are a lot of pieces. Then put them back together with a little gap between pieces and sprinkling black frit in the gaps (letting some fall on the grey glass itself). Then firing that. Looks pretty good but needs a bit more tweaking. Will now try your suggestion and some different colour frits. Mainly looking at gum tree bark which is more grey than brown. Thank you

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Lynn Perry » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:57 am

Thought you might get some ideas from the formulae used to create these stone effects.

http://www.fusedglass.org/learn/project_tutorials/faux_stone
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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby DonMcClennen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:24 pm

I find paintings much more interesting when the "Artists" use red, blues. purples etc. to represent tree images!
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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Brock » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:19 pm

So . . . you must love Andre Derain . . .

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Pipwren » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:44 am

Agreed about using red blue and purple for tree trunks to make it more interesting. Was actually reading an art site ( http://willkempartschool.com/how-to-ins ... -painting/) That explains why we should think about darker colours to give depth.
As the trees will be in the foreground though I am not sure will work.

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby Brad Walker » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:57 am

Brock wrote:So . . . you must love Andre Derain . . .


I was thinking Wolf Kahn.

Sometime his trees are in the foreground, too.

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Re: Tree trunk/bark color

Postby DonMcClennen » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:20 pm

Brad Walker wrote:
Brock wrote:So . . . you must love Andre Derain . . .


I was thinking Wolf Kahn.

Sometime his trees are in the foreground, too.

Love Wolf Kahn =D> ... So refreshing from the standard landscape painters.
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