Frank Lloyd Wright Art Glass Coloring Book
Pomegranate's Art Glass coloring book features 14 drawings based on original glass designs by Frank Lloyd Wright. Coloring pages are translucent and blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed on a window. Click on the small picture to see an interior page.
A variety of colored pencils and felt pens work well to color on translucent paper. One of the most popular choices is Prismacolor colored pencils.
The architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959) single-handedly changed how Americans thought about houses, insisting on more light, less clutter, freer movement from room to room, and the honesty of good materials displaying their natural color and texture. Driven by the belief that the places people live and the things they use every day should reflect the surrounding landscape—he called this an “organic” way of creating new objects—Wright designed many of the furnishings for his famous houses, churches, and commercial buildings. He gave special attention to windows and loved to decorate them with art glass designs.
You’ll find fourteen translucent images in this coloring book, adapted from Wright’s windows and lights. The designs, as adapted, are shown as small pictures inside the front and back covers. You’ll notice the many straight lines used to make patterns, which sometimes look like familiar things such as plants and flowers. When you color in a picture, you might want to make something close to the original, or you might decide to use colors that are quite different.
Adaptations: Waterlilies art glass screen (project), 1895; art glass triptych windows, Coonley Playhouse, Riverside, Illinois, 1912; art glass windows, Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1903; art glass ceiling light, William R. Heath House, Buffalo, New York, 1903; dining room skylight, Raymond W. Evans House, Chicago, Illinois, 1908; art glass ceiling light detail, B. Harley Bradley House, Kankakee, Illinois, 1900; pier cluster lay-light, Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1903; Sumac hanging lamp, Susan Lawrence Dana House, Springfield, Illinois, 1902; art glass window, Isadore Heller House, Chicago, Illinois, 1896; art glass window, B. Harley Bradley House, Chicago, Illinois, 1896; art glass ceiling light, Frank Thomas House, Oak Park, Illinois, 1901; art glass window, George Barton House, Buffalo, New York, 1903; art glass window, George Blossom House, Chicago, Illinois, 1892; and art glass detail in an entry archway, Susan Lawrence Dana House, Springfield, Illinois, 1902.