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Month: October 2010

Painted Glass

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Hi Everyone!

As many of you know I’ve been painting on glass for years. I am not a fan of the very transparent glass paint, although I’ve seen some beautiful glassware painted in this manner.  I like the idea of fine art painting using glass as the canvas.  In the past I was using an acrylic glass medium with acrylic paint. Last year I had a hard time finding the medium and it forced me to relook at what glass paint was out there. I found that glass paints have evolved and there are paints that are much more opaque and compatible with what I want to do with glass.  It took a bit of getting used to  the stickiness of the glass paints. I experimented on several old drinking glasses to get the hang of it. After a few comedic flying paintbrushes from too much pressure trying to move the paint around, I got the hang of it.

Heat setting really is the way to finish the glass, and I have to admit how scary it is to put a glass that I put a lot of time into, into the oven and turn on the heat. I always have visions of shattering glass exploding everywhere…. so far that is nothing but my imagination. : – )

So I’ve painted a   popular set of seashell wineglasses and posted them up on Etsy. I am currently working on poinsettias on wineglasses for the holiday season and will be posting them in a few days as well.

Take care and enjoy your day!


Fall Leaves

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Hi Everyone!

Leaves are just starting to change colors.  It will be interesting to see how colorful the leaves are this fall after a very dry August/September and the flooding rains this past week.  I got to work with my paints and decided on a very colorful fall season.  : – )

My favorite leaves are maples, but my favorite leaves to  paint are oak leaves.  I like that they can be painted with a sense of movement and depth.  I’ve painted several fall leaves paintings over the years. This one is my new favorite and is matted and ready for framing. It’s posted up on Etsy.

Enjoy the cooler weather and take care!