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Grout coloring

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Grout color is important. Beside protecting the mosaic, grout has a visual function. Just like the frame of a painting brings attention to it, grout is there to get people’s attention to the actual tiles. There are many theories about how you should use various colors to achieve different visual…
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Principles of Opus Pixellatum

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Basics of grayscale Opus Pixellatum This a first post of a series dedicated to my Opus Pixellatum Technique © and the many variations it allows. It resshuffles a post created in my first mosaic blog a few years ago… This first post describes the original, basic Opus Pixellatum technique as…
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The Art of Mosaic

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I am very pleased to announce that my work will be featured at The Peanut Gallerie From next August 22nd onto September 28th While “The Art of Mosaics” will of course feature many of my mosaics, some of them never seen until now, you will also be able to see,…
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August in mosaics

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August in the Julian Calendar In 46 BC. Julius Cesar instaured a 365-day solar calendar (plus a 366 every four years). Our modern western calendar is based upon it. Mosaic of the seasons, El Djem, Tunisia AUGUST Before the adoption of the Julian calendar, August was the sixth month of…
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Grouts and Thinsets

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Grouts, Thinsets, and when to use them. Before synthetic adhesives were invented, since the beginning of the Art, floor layers and mosaicists have been using cement based Thinset Mortars and Grouts. This articles is about these materials and when to use them. It is not about how to use them.…
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Roman mosaics in Germany – Nennig

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Visiting the Nennig mosaic was my first goal in a trip I took in June 2019 to Northeastern France and Western Germany. I give practical information about this trip (itinerary, accommodations, costs…) in my previous post “Mosaics of Northeastern Gaul” NENNIG 2000 years ago the Moselle valley became part of…
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Mosaics

Lepus Vexus, Corinium’s style

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Once upon a time in Britannia The Corinium Beeches Road Hare mosaic dates from the 4th century. It was excavated in Cirencester in 1971. The Beeches Road Hare mosaic   Hares and rabbits are often shown in other Roman mosaics, either part of hunting scenes, or feeding from grapes. We…
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MosaicBlues Logo

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I will launch in 2019 two lines of products derived from my own mosaics and inspired by ancient Roman mosaics and frescoes. (I will soon expand about this little secret. I have been working on this for several month, and am almost ready… Surprise !) Medusa Silk scarf with printed…
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The author Fred in a radiant scales background

2019 projects

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Documenting the empire’s mosaics For the past 5 years I have been traveling the Roman empire. I still have a lot to see. Political upheavals in some parts of Africa won’t allow me to visit all I’d like to in this lifetime. I pay great attention to technical details, the…
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Process

Grout coloring

folder_openHow to Mosaic, Unclassified
Grout color is important. Beside protecting the mosaic, grout has a visual function. Just like the frame of a painting brings attention to it, grout is there to get people’s attention to the actual tiles. There are many theories about how you should use various colors to achieve different visual…
Read More

Principles of Opus Pixellatum

folder_openHow to Mosaic
Basics of grayscale Opus Pixellatum This a first post of a series dedicated to my Opus Pixellatum Technique © and the many variations it allows. It resshuffles a post created in my first mosaic blog a few years ago… This first post describes the original, basic Opus Pixellatum technique as…
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Grouts and Thinsets

folder_openHow to Mosaic
Grouts, Thinsets, and when to use them. Before synthetic adhesives were invented, since the beginning of the Art, floor layers and mosaicists have been using cement based Thinset Mortars and Grouts. This articles is about these materials and when to use them. It is not about how to use them.…
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5 1/2" and 7" Starrett nippers in the shop.

Starrett Nippers

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Really great nippers ! Starrett Nippers are fantastic tools to cut effortlessly and very accurately glass, smalti, ceramic or stone no thicker than 1/4″. These tools were originally developed to cut hard tempered steel wire such as spring steel or piano wire. Their special designs provides powerful leverage for efficient…
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Red & Blue Zellige

Zellige mosaics

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A tradition dating back 12 centuries Zellige is the name given to the ornate and colourful mosaics that can be admired in many elegant buildings around North Africa and the Middle East. Temple Mount mosque in Jerusalem The craft originated in Fez, Morocco, in the late 8th century and it…
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thinset and grout and cement stain

Thinset and grout

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Thinset and grout have been used by mosaicists and tile masons for 2500 years. This post is about : what they are, when and why use them. Thinset versus Grout Thinset and grout are Portland cement based materials with different purposes : Thinset is a structural material. It bonds your…
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Back of a mosaic showing hanging rails

Mounting a mosaic with hanging rails.

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Hanging rails for heavy mosaics mounting… Hanging rails are an excellent solution to mount mosaics on walls. Mosaics being made of heavy material, Stone, Ceramic, , glasses, they are much heavier than other media. They usually cannot be mounted on a wall as would a painting of photograph. Most of…
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Mounting a mosaic on wood

Mounting a Mosaic on Wood.

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Ancient mosaics were directly built or mounted on stone and concrete substrates. I usually mount my mosaics on framed concrete boards, Hardi Backer in the USA and Vedi boards in Europe. I glue the mosaics on their support with thinset mortar and later fill up the gap between the tesserae…
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Discovery

August in mosaics

folder_openHistory & Archeology
August in the Julian Calendar In 46 BC. Julius Cesar instaured a 365-day solar calendar (plus a 366 every four years). Our modern western calendar is based upon it. Mosaic of the seasons, El Djem, Tunisia AUGUST Before the adoption of the Julian calendar, August was the sixth month of…
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Roman mosaics in Germany – Nennig

folder_openHistory & Archeology
Visiting the Nennig mosaic was my first goal in a trip I took in June 2019 to Northeastern France and Western Germany. I give practical information about this trip (itinerary, accommodations, costs…) in my previous post “Mosaics of Northeastern Gaul” NENNIG 2000 years ago the Moselle valley became part of…
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Roman floral patterns

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Political stability promotes creativity. In the provinces of Gaul, as in the rest of the Occident and Roman empire, the 2nd century, thanks to political stability beginning with Trajan, saw a spectacular rise of the decorations of floors and walls. This came in connection with intense architectural creation activity, both…
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The Mosaic of the Seasons in Corinium

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An old book… I just received from Britain an old book, published in 1850 “Illustrations of Remains of Roman Art in Cirencester, the site of ancient Corinium”. Title page   This book is remarkably illustrated with drawings and I wanted to share some of these beauties. In August 1849 During…
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Videos
Red & Blue Zellige

Zellige mosaics

folder_openHistory & Archeology, Technical Videos
A tradition dating back 12 centuries Zellige is the name given to the ornate and colourful mosaics that can be admired in many elegant buildings around North Africa and the Middle East. Temple Mount mosque in Jerusalem The craft originated in Fez, Morocco, in the late 8th century and it…
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Mounting a mosaic on wood

Mounting a Mosaic on Wood.

folder_openHow to Mosaic, Technical Videos
Ancient mosaics were directly built or mounted on stone and concrete substrates. I usually mount my mosaics on framed concrete boards, Hardi Backer in the USA and Vedi boards in Europe. I glue the mosaics on their support with thinset mortar and later fill up the gap between the tesserae…
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Double color simulations on Asian Face mosaic model

How to Mosaic : Color Simulations on Opus Pixellatum model

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Opus Pixellatum is an amazingly versatile way to create mosaics. From one model the mosaicist can create many different mosaics. The possibilities are practically unlimited. Variations can be as basic as a systematic change of colors (Gray to Bluescale for example) to much more sophisticated manipulations involving other mosaic techniques…
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Events

The Art of Mosaic

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I am very pleased to announce that my work will be featured at The Peanut Gallerie From next August 22nd onto September 28th While “The Art of Mosaics” will of course feature many of my mosaics, some of them never seen until now, you will also be able to see,…
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Alabama's Biggest liquid mosaic logo

A Liquid Mosaic

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2009 – a liquid mosaic In 2009, Alyson Lyons created in Australia a liquid mosaic portrait of Mona Lisa. I reported the event in my previous blog post : Mona Lisa mosaic created with cups of coffee. Mona Lisa liquid mosaic, Sydney, Australia, 2009 3,604 cups of coffee and 564…
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9 individual mosaics realized during the workshop

Fun at Bee Auburn Mosaic Seminar

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Introductory Mosaic Seminar Many participants enjoyed building their first mosaic at the Bee Auburn Mosaic Seminar last Friday June 22, 2018 at the beautiful Auburn Arboretum. Texas Red Star Hibiscus at Auburn Arboretum   We had set up tables under the pavilion for the seminar due to start at 5:00…
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References

2018 Press Kit

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The MosaicBlues 2018 Press Kit is now available to download … This Press Kit or Media Kit is designed for Media professional Reporters, Journalists and Bloggers. It provides essential information to get started writing about my Art and Actions . If you love my work and have professional friends who…
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Carola Quinta mosaic eyes portrait

Featured Artist Frederic Lecut

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In good company… I am very proud to have my work featured last week by online gallery Artsy Shark. I feel honored and privileged to find myself in the company of so many inspiring artists working in many different media and invite to visit that page and the other artists…
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Nathalie STEPHENS ‘s Testimonial

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I love that Fred combined two of my favourite pictures of my children to make one mosaic. Ella Marie was 3 at the time the original pictures were taken and Davis Layne was 4 days shy of his first birthday. I loved both of the pictures because they capture my…
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Geri RIPPE’s Testimonial

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I love this mosaic yin-yang symbol of tai-chi made by Frederic Lecut. I have been a student of tai-chi with Frederic for about 12 years, and when I saw this mosaic, I absolutely loved it. My husband purchased it for me for my birthday and it has hung where I…
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Becky SIMKINS’s Testimonial

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  Frederic Lecut of Mosaic Blues has completed the installation of my commissioned piece in my kitchen. It is so beautiful and incorporates the colours of my home. Looking forward to sharing it with visitors! Becky SIMKINS, Dothan, Alabama
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Made in Alabama

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Publication: Dothan Eagle Wiregrass Museum of Art exhibit puts spotlight on Alabama art   Grenadier Tree of Life by artist Frederic Lecut, mosaic on cement board   From Butch Anthony’s funky creations to Katie Baldwin’s woodblock prints and Cal Breed’s glass sculptures, the collection of Alabama art currently on display…
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Frederic Lecut – a great mosaic artist (interview)

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Publication: Robert LISAC 1. Frederic, in the mosaic community you are quite known for your exceptional “eyes – mosaics”. When you make a portrait, the eyes are the most important thing and also the most difficult part of the face to master. Why did you chose to make just eyes? Can you tell…
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Of Mosaics, Martial Arts and Meditation – Creating Communion

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Publication: Wiregrass Living Magazine Of Mosaics, Martial Arts and Meditation Artist Frederic LECUT Creating Communion By Amanda Smith • Photography by Brian W. McDonald Mosaics date back to ancient times, the Greeks elevating their creation to an art form. Tiny stones in different hues merge to construct elaborate works. By themselves,…
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