ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS

ORNAMENTAL DESIGN

I TRULY ENJOY RESEARCHING OLD ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS FROM BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PAST FOR INSPIRING A NEW IDEA. THERE WERE SUCH GREAT DESIGNERS FROM DIFFERENT PERIODS IN TIME THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO GREAT WORK IN ORNAMENTAL ART . JOHN LEIGHTON ( 1822-1912) IS A FAVORITE OF MINE, ALONG WITH SOME PRESENT DESIGNERS THAT ARE CREATING VECTOR GRAPHICS THAT ARE USED FOR COMPUTER DESIGN, ESSENTIALY THESE GRAPHIC ARTISTS ARE TAKING ORNAMENTAL SHAPES AND TURNING THEM INTO COMPUTER GENERATED ART, THE COLORS AND DETAIL ARE VERY STUNNING.

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOAL OF MINE TO COMPILE SOME ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS THAT I MIGHT USE IN MY FUTURE ART METAL PROJECTS, I CERTAINLY AM NOT A DESIGN PROFFESSIONAL, BUT I CAN MAKE A PRETTY GOOD SKETCH TO GET ME POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I LIKE TO THINK OF THIS WEB PAGE AS MY VIRTUAL SKETCH PAD OF SORTS, A WAY TO SHARE MY DESIGNS AND IDEAS WITH MY VISITORS , MY INTENTIONS ARE TO CREATE SOME ATTRACTIVE AND ORIGINAL ORNAMENTAL WORK FOR YOUR VIEWING.

YOU MIGHT STUMBLE UPON A UNIQUE DESIGN THAT APPEALS TO YOU, SOMETHING THAT MIGHT LOOK GOOD IN ACCENTING YOUR HOME, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY REQUESTS OR QUESTIONS.

SALVAGED WINDOW FRAME

THIS DESIGN ABOVE IS AN OLD WOODEN WINDOW FRAME FROM A DEMOLISHED HOUSE, FOR YEARS THE ONLY THING THAT WAS ADDED TO THE FRAME WAS 4 SQUARE MIRRORS, AND HUNG ON A WALL IN THE LIVINGROOM. EVERYTIME I USED TO STROLL PAST, I WOULD STOP AND LOOK AT THIS OBJECT TRYING TO CONJURE SOME KIND OF CREATIVE IDEA TO ADD TO THE SQUARE GENERIC OUTLINE OF THIS WINDOW FRAME.

I REMEMBER STUDYING A BOOK BY (CHARLES DERRIEY) A TALENTED ORNAMENTAL DESIGNER, HIS WORK HAS ALWAYS PEEKED MY INTEREST, HE WAS SUCH A GREAT SOURCE FOR DECORATIVE FLOURISHES AND OTHER ORNATE ELEMENTS. MY PLAN IS TO ADD SOME ORNAMENTAL METAL WORK IN THE STYLE AND DISCIPLINE OF CHARLES DERRIEY, TO CREATE A VICTORIAN STYLE BORDER AROUND THIS OLD WINDOW FRAME, HOPEFULLY THE END RESULT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL DECORATIVE MIRROR THAT WILL HAVE THAT OLD WORLD PRESENTATION AND FEEL TO IT.


JAPANESE MAPLE

ORNAMENTAL DESIGN


CLICK TO VIEW THIS RECENTLY FINISHED IRON ARTWORK

DECORATIVE BOTANICAL DESIGN, DEPICTING A JAPANESE MAPLE LEAF AND ORNAMENTAL FLOURISHES. HAVING JUST FINISHED A GATE FOR A PRIVACY FENCE, I WANTED TO CREATE A DESIGN FOR A METAL GRILLE TO ADD TO THE FACE OF THE GATE FOR DECORATION AND HIGHLIGHT.

USING THE BOLD SHAPE OF THE JAPANESE MAPLE FOR THE CENTER ORNAMENTION GAVE ME SOME IDEAS FOR BLENDING SOME FLOWING SCROLLWORK THAT INTERTWINES WITH THIS ABOVE DESIGN.

FOR THE TAIL OF THIS PIECE A LOTUS FLOWER GIVES THIS DESIGN ANOTHER INTERESTING BOTANICAL CHARACTER. THE MATERIAL PLAN FOR THIS ONE WILL BE A MIXTURE OF SHEETMETAL AND STEEL ROD.


URN & FLOWERS

THIS ORIGINAL DESIGN IS A CURRENT PROJECT OF INTEREST. THE FRAME AND URN IS ALREADY COMPLETED, ADDING THE DECORATIVE BOTANICAL ELEMENTS IS THE NEXT STEP FOR THIS GRILLE ARTWORK DESIGN. THE FLORAL CHARACTERS WERE A MAIN FOCUS FOR THIS ORNAMENTAL DESIGN, WAS SHOOTING FOR SOME VERY ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE SHAPES. ONCE IT IS FINISHED AND FRAMED I THINK IT WILL TURN OUT TO BE AN ATTRACTIVE PIECE OF METAL ARTWORK.


SOAPSTONE SKETCH

THIS ABOVE DESIGN IS A SOAPSTONE SKETCH DRAWN ON A METAL WORKTABLE, FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION FOLLOW THIS LINK METAL ART DESIGN TO VIEW THIS DESIGN FROM START TO FINISH.


ORNAMENTAL FINIAL

METAL ART DESIGNS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE AREAS WHEN IT COMES TO METALWORK IS THE USE OF DECORATIVE FINIALS, THEY CAN REALLY ADD A NICE TOUCH TO THE OVERALL APPEARANCE OF AN ORNAMENTAL DESIGN. TO VIEW ABOVE DESIGN IN MORE DETAIL AND DESCRIPTION PLEASE FOLLOW THIS UPCOMING LINK MORE METAL ART DESIGNS.

TILE ART DESIGNS

ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS

SOME MORE DECORATIVE INLAYS, ORIGINAL TILE CREATIONS WITH UNIQUE AND COLORFUL ENGRAVED ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS.


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