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Old 01-30-2019, 09:00 AM
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Bored by all this cold and wind I broke out the mosaic tools. First snook ive done.


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Old 01-30-2019, 09:11 AM
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looks like a cross between a snook and a red fish
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Bored by all this cold and wind I broke out the mosaic tools. First snook ive done.

Looks pretty danged good. Send it to me and ill proudly display it in my window. Ill even pay shipping, PM me for my address.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:41 AM
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A pike snook or is it a snook pike..

Nice.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:20 AM
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Cool, I do stained glass which is very similar.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:25 AM
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That's neat!
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Looks like the real thing to me.
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Picasso would be proud.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:56 AM
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:44 AM
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Looks great Barrel. For you brethren from the north and other areas there are 12 different species of Snook and 6 are considered Atlantic, so they're not all just like the one on yer Salt Life shirt.
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Maybe add another row along the top and taper a bit towards the head to give it a bit more girth and that little bit of a head bump/slope indicative of the snook. Otherwise, looks like a pike/muskie body and head
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:33 PM
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Are the pieces actually glass or are they plastic? If glass, how do you cut them to shape?
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I like what I see so far. What's a mosaic ?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:47 AM
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Cool. I admire people with artistic talent since I have very little.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
looks like a cross between a snook and a red fish
guess i should have clarified a little more! i was referring to the copper/goldish vs silver color not the actual lines of the fish!

the art work itself is outstanding! i wish i were as talented with art!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
guess i should have clarified a little more! i was referring to the copper/goldish vs silver color not the actual lines of the fish!

the art work itself is outstanding! i wish i were as talented with art!
Working with glass you can only use a color of glass you have, or can buy localy. Its not like painting where you can mix any color you want or fade one color into another. When you work with realy dark browns and greys the mosaic looses its appeal.There has to be some artistic freedom allowed. You also have to plan ahead for the grout and the grout color as it changes the look of everything at the very end. The grout on the fish will be a dark grey and will darken the copper colored glass dramatically.The background color of glass (yet to be decided) also changes everything.
I assure you the small snook we catch off our dock every night are copper in color. Maybe not as bright as the shade I used but again its not paint you cant make your own glass. They are very few stained glass supplies stores around here and you cant order online unless you buy a huge quantity as they ship on pallets to prevent breakage.
Below is the mosaic as of yesterday. The green glass is not attached

but a test to see what background color im going to use and how I will cut it up.
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You have never seen a 8 point buck look like this but it would have been pretty boring with no contrast if I used all brown glass.


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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
Are the pieces actually glass or are they plastic? If glass, how do you cut them to shape?
Glass, I use stained glass but mosaic artist for thousands of years have used pebbles, shells, stones, tile,etc. Cutting is the million dollar question. It takes time to become efficient and accurate at cutting. Efficiency is important when some projects have thousands of pieces of glass. The deer pictured above I worked on seven days a week and it took 6 months to finish. Over 10,000 pieces of glass. None of the edges stick up even though they are mounted on a curve because I ground a concave into the back side of every piece.
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Glass, I use stained glass but mosaic artist for thousands of years have used pebbles, shells, stones, tile,etc. Cutting is the million dollar question. It takes time to become efficient and accurate at cutting. Efficiency is important when some projects have thousands of pieces of glass. The deer pictured above I worked on seven days a week and it took 6 months to finish. Over 10,000 pieces of glass. None of the edges stick up even though they are mounted on a curve because I ground a concave into the back side of every piece.
wow, not only would I love to have your artistic ability, I would love to have that kind of patience. LOL

the snook looks awesome BTW.
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