Photo of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night
Brooke's Transom - stained glass window - in sunlight
Stained glass version of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night
Dean's Stained Glass
Brooke's Transom
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Dean's Stained Glass
Brooke contacted me on Facebook and sent a picture of a stained glass version of Vincent van Gogh's painting "Starry Night". She wanted to know if I could build something like this in stained glass.
We arranged to talk by phone, and being a Son of the South, as soon as I heard her Mississippi accent, I knew she would talk me into building her transom. I told her I could build about anything, but design was not my specialty, especially something like Van Gogh. She promised a full size pattern and within a week I had her drawing in hand. With only a few minor changes, her drawing adapted quite nicely to a stained glass design.
Brooke and her husband are building a new home in Carthage, Mississippi and she wanted a unique transom to go between her dining room and her kitchen. After perfecting her drawing, I sent Brooke a box of glass samples so she could pick colors for all the 157 pieces of glass in the transom. She sent back an itemized list with the color of each piece....and utilizing 27 different colors of glass. Usually my clients pick out a few colors, 5 or 6 maximum....but Brooke wanted some serious color in her window! I was really skeptical about this project....but with Brooke's drawing and her color choices, I think it came out quite spectacular.
Stained glass version of "Starry Night"
Brooke's Transom
Brooke's Transom measures about 12 1/2" x 68 1/2" and contains 157 pieces of glass. It was finished in July of 2011 and enjoys its new home in Carthage, Mississippi. I hope Vincent van Gogh would have been proud!
Photo of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night"