|Sanitas Valley - Spring, stained glass mosaic 24" x 24", 2013 ~SOLD|
I've taken lots of photos of Sanitas Valley as I come here often because its pretty close to where I live. Here in Colorado, there are infinite places to hike around and to challenge yourself going up all the high peaks. I often like to take the more relaxing path, one like this where I can simply enjoy something beautiful while taking an easy morning stroll taking in a familiar view which I've really grown to love in all seasons and all times of day. This is the photo I chose to base the composition for my mosaic rendition.
an impression of a crisp early morning in the spring when the ground is turning green in the mountains and the purple flowers are shooting up faster than you could count them.
I picked these grouting photos to share because I wanted everyone to see how the big green mountain is created using iridescent glass which creates wonderful effects in the changing light. Those psychedelic looking pines are actually forest green but when the light catches them right, they shimmer with a rainbow of color. The circles in the sky as well as in the flower fields are also iridescent so they have a similar effect.