This is the type of mosaic we are creating and teaching about at the Art Institute of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. The brush stroke method lends itself to mosaics of nature: Birds, flowers, cactus, sunsets and other landscapes, animals, and more.
The final image is a 14H x 16W" framed mosaic (done on Skeew foamboard). I took the photo and, while it's acceptable, it's not the best representation of the work.
This second image was taken by professional photographer, Mick Landau, of Studio M Photography. He specializes in reflective images. Notice how much more texture there is. Thanks, Mick!
I create mosaics by using reclaimed, recycled, and re-purposed materials.