Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Painting Glass

Glass Demo
6x6 oil 

I've been teaching every other Friday at the Von Liebig and have the most wonderful students. Fearless and full of enthusiasm, they tackle anything I throw at them. 
Yesterday's lesson was painting glass which is difficult but not as difficult as one would think. The point is to paint the masses and the shapes. 
The lessons are quite advanced but it's a good learning experience, much like my early classes with John Kilroy. He threw us into the deep end of the pool and really made us "see". Those classes, as I like to say, "broke me out" from a rut, where I was painting subjects that were beyond my abilities at the time, and ending up having a lot of unfinished paintings hanging around the studio. From that experience I feel that it's better to teach the same fundamentals to all levels of painters and give them the tools they need to advance.

Linda's Painting.
I think she's got it!

5 comments:

hmuxo said...

It looks wonderful Mary. You're a good teacher..

CrimsonLeaves said...

For me, the secret is to paint the "colors" you see in the glass. The one time I tried this, it worked well for me. Of course, I was using colored pencils though. Sigh...

This is just perfect, Mary!

Carol Blackburn said...

I agree, it looks like you are a very good teacher! Glass is so much fun to paint. Lucky students.....:)

Page Pearson Railsback said...

Love seeing your work MSW xxoo

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Two solid glass paintings, looking very simple, but quite complex. I like your conservation of brushstrokes.

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