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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3000
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5/1 second
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F/25.0
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Sep 24, 2012, 9:51:17 PM
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Fire v. Ice Colour Practice by OConnellFineGlass Fire v. Ice Colour Practice by OConnellFineGlass
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.
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Ducayet Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great stuff! I am having trouble with the double amber purple, always seems to come on creamy.
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OConnellFineGlass Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a layer of oxide, con't fix it if it is encased but if it is exposed you gotta get the glass hot and you should see the creamy layer "peel" away (for lack of a better word). If you flame strike it too much it will come back. Once the layer is off the glass should look almost clear, strike blues and purples with an oxi flame and ambers and reds with a red flame.
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Ducayet Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, great tips, thanks!
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wingsofdragons Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so very lovely.......
thanks for sharing.
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AmeliaGrayLampwork Nov 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely stunning.
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fairyfrog Nov 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful.
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Karearea Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The flowing reds and oranges vs the more contained blues creates an awesome impression of shattered icy pools and swirling flame!
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Ryua Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours of course make me think of fire and ice, but I'm surprised at how much the shapes of it feel like that too. This is really gorgeous.
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