Glass Vessels not just seen as Glass, they are vessels - containers - with all the time-laden historical and modern connotations of vessels down the ages. That they are glass and can be seen through, are reflective, distortive, create patterns with light, and come in so many shapes, yet with one end -and hold (generally) liquid, etc., is what makes them such a fascinating subject.

These paintings are created in very thin gouache. Although I try to convey the transparency and clarity of glass and the myriad shapes of the vessels, in the end, the idea morphs into abstraction and sheer pattern. But the spirit of Glass and Vessels is always present. 

These paintings are, in so many ways, the complete opposite of my watercolours of Big Cats, cats and horses, which are filled with energy and movement. Glass Vessels speak of stillness, silence and meditation.

Glass Vessels 1

Glass Vessels 1

Glass Vessels 2

Glass Vessels 2

Glass Vessels 3

Glass Vessels 3

Glass Vessels 4

Glass Vessels 4

Glass Vessels 5

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Glass Vessels 7

Glass Vessels 7

Glass Vessels 8

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