Watch This Video About How To Revive Your Hake

And organise your palette

I’m sure this scene’s familiar. It’s how your palette often looks before you start:

  • Your lump of paint under a small bowl.
  • Your reservoir of left-over paint under a larger one.

And your “applicator brush” – your hake – is clean and dry.

So yes, I’m sure you’ll recognise this sight:

Hake and stained glass palette at the start of the day

Meanwhile, this is where you want to be before you start to paint:

Hake and stained glass paint

It’s different: yes indeed.

Now your hake is a wonderful brush.

But it’s like a teenager: there’s a knack to waking it up and getting it ready for a day’s work.

A method …

3 Ways Our Tests Can Make Us Better Painters

A review of "Silver Stain - An Artist's Guide" by J. Kenneth Leap

Stained glass painting tests

In their Spring edition, The Stained Glass Association Of America published a review we wrote of Ken Leap’s fascinating book on silver stain.

The review explores three ways that tests improve our skill.

Yes, tests improve our skill, even though we sometimes feel they slow us down.

Here’s a link so you can read more.