‘Drapery’ painting is a term that refers to the painting of flowing robes and fabric in traditional hand-painted stained glass windows. This is a challenging area for any glass painter, as it is quite difficult to create a feel of naturally flowing fabrics. What compounds this challenge is the introduction of patterns on the fabric. The pattern needs to flow in relation to the fabric. Only the finest painters dare to introduce detailed patterning into their fabric representations on stained glass. When reviewing the work of stained glass studios, look for the degree of complexity and use of patterned fabrics in the glass painting.
Please explore our gallery of completed projects that feature exceptional drapery details. Click on the picture to see it in more detail.