It’s absolutely essential to aim high. Yet it’s also important that, aiming high, we accept fair comment and criticism.
Here’s one of a pair of windows that a priest got his brother to paint for his church. It’s irrelevant that the brother used non-firing glass paints. What matter is the underlying design and the lack of skill with which it’s executed.
It is so bad that it cannot be justified on the grounds that the congregation were usefully being tested for the strength of their human charity …
Here it is:
There are, by contrast, hundreds of so-called modest activities which everyone can reallt focus on when they paint stained glass.
- Keeping the palette organized
- Keeping the paint well-mixed
- Keepting the brush well-shaped
Have a look at the short video below. It shows a single stage from the painting of Saint Martha (whose head is documented here).
From the glass painter’s point of view, the most important activity happens on the palette (not on the painted glass).
Have a look now:
(Video not showing? Just got a rectangular black box? Maybe you need the latest version of Adobe Flash.)
I hope this is useful to you.