The colours seem to work well, with the blues contrasting the ambers representing the sun.
Originally it was requested the dove be larger however I am somewhat particular regarding how I incorporate birds into leadlight panels as they can look quite ugly if they dominate the space particularly if the panel is relatively small ( less than a metre across) . Hence a simple approach was preferred in keeping the bird smaller as this panel was approximately 400mm across and with border increasing it to 550-600mm. The bird has been created from iridised white streaky glass where the surface of the glass has been treated to create a mottled effect reflecting a shine and flashed appearance with pastel colour change. Amber antique and waterglass was used for the sun.
Drafting birds can pose difficulties not only with regard to feathers but also in creating an artisitic finish. I once sighted a galah in a front door sidelight which took up more than half the area and making overall design quite ugly. Since then have erred on the side of caution with regard to incorporating birds when compiling a design and should the space to be filled be quite small, is not really recommended. Unless created using stained glass- where the feathers are painted on and kiln fired prior to leading, which is a separate process, the smaller the design the more limited in cutting shapes to create feathers unless relying on the streaky features in wispy glass and selecting and cutting to best fit sections of the design.
It is reassuring to see a resurgence in the popularity of leadlight in newer homes as it was once viewed as something found in older Federation and Victorian homes, some of which did not suit modern buildings og today, however, with brighter coloured glass, greater contrast in colours, and modern designs, it can be made to look a brilliant feature in modern homes while providing an individual touch.