With Mother's Day on Sunday here in the UK, I have been very busy making mosaic flowers.
This was a rather special commission I received from a customer in America, who wanted me to make a red geranium mosaic in memory of her Mum, who loved them.
So here we go ...
|Having done my geranium research on Google images, I make a rough sketch of the pot and the flowers on a piece of exterior plywood.|
|Then I cut the individual petals, using different depths of tiles and shades of red, to give the mosaic a real 3D tactile effect.|
|I start sticking the petals on, closely referring to images of geraniums I have found online to make sure I get it as close to real life as possible.|
|..see how the blooms are coming on!|
|Now to add some stems and foliage, seeing what shape the leaves are, and the different shades of green.|
|Next it is the terracotta pot - I love this shape, and I have just the right tile colour and texture to use!|
|Finally the blue background, reminding us of a Mediterranean sky - then grouting, cleaning, and painting the sides and back to finish it off.|