I have had some time away from the torch and camera and decided that I should learn how to use colours. Before I never really knew how to use the colours in my images, getting controlled results required lots of trial and error.
The goal of this piece was to create a fire v. ice theme.
The majority of the piece is Northstar's "Double Amber Purple". I wanted the base of the blue section to strike purple while keeping the right half amber/red. I maintained a heavy layer of built up oxides while I layered and twisted the "Double Amber Purple".
The blue elements of the blue side was a base of small "Aquatic Carnival" frit, made by Glass Alchemy. Avoiding a reducing flame and repetitive, short, oxidizing strikes allowed me to maintain it's cyan colour. After the "Aquatic Carnival" came some large "Black Lightning" frit. This colour, made by Northstar, makes up the larger darker blue areas. "Black Lightning" is rather easy to work, the longer you strike it, the thicker the silver haze. Fire it off to start over.
After the layering I simply twisted the center line, pulling towards the red half. At this time I fired the oxide layer of the "Double Amber Purple" to reveal the red/amber below. I soaked the red side in a neutral flame bringing more of the reds out, I once again needed to fire off the top oxide layer.