The Patron Saint of Housewives – How to Paint her Face

Now with 96 minutes of online video for you to watch

There’s a useful forum called – the “oldest and largest free Q&A service on the Internet” where we answer questions on stained glass painting from around.

So last week we got a interesting question from Montreal …

The questioner wanted to know how to create a panel that included an image of his own son’s face.

We gave our thoughts (which you can read here – go there later). Right now let’s consider an intriguing point.

You see we’re often asked about how to paint a stained glass face.

How to paint a stained glass face

How to paint a stained glass face

And I wonder if perhaps there’s a better question.

The reason is, the techniques will largely follow from the design.

And the plain truth is there are many different ways of laying out a design for a painted stained glass face.

It seems to us that, when we each design to our own particular and unique strengths, then, once that’s done, we can all exchange views and information about the techniques that we might use. So, here as elsewhere, it’s important to keep an open mind.

Now, though, to meet the question face-on: certainly there are traditional ways of painting stained glass faces. And knowing them is useful in two main ways:

  1. For traditional projects (of course), and also …
  2. Purely to increase your own facility and knowledge for possible use at a later date

Since not much of our own work is traditional – in particular, we don’t impose a “house style” on every project that we undertake – we especially like the second way.

In this connection, I remember our recent correspondence with Ken Leap:

“Theophilus documents mixing paint with wine or urine in his 12th century treatise”

… which is good to know because who knows when this might prove useful – a technique that one day we’ll recollect and then adapt for our own purposes?

A traditional way of painting a stained glass face

A traditional way of painting a stained glass face

In that spirit, we have duly documented one of the traditional ways in which it’s possible to paint a stained glass face.

Without the use of wine or urine on this occasion.

Whether you use it for a traditional project of your own, or keep it in your mind as a sequence that you can sometime introduce within a completely different context – it’s here in this guide to stained glass painting with oil: yes, oil on top of unfired water-based glass paint. It’s not just beautiful. It’s also easy. You’ll find all the instructions in this ebook.

And more than 96 minutes of online video demonstration are included.

You get to see the layout of the palette, the consistency of the paint, how to load the brushes, how to paint with oil …

Just click here and find out more.