Glass Painting – The Week that Was

Your round-up of the week’s live posts

In case you missed them, here are links to the six technique-packed posts we published here last week.

It all began last Saturday when our long-haul students flew in. (Where did they come from and what exactly were they here to do? Find out here).

On Monday we published a useful tip on how to prepare perfect glass paint. Hint: start small and work your way up.

Tuesday saw David’s celebrity endorsement of a simple kitchen object which “has the power” to help you manage your palette better. True, you cannot paint with bone-dry paint. On the other hand, many palettes resemble a re-make of The Poseidon Adventure. This mystery object can help you change all that.

Hollywood confessions have nothing on Wednesday’s true-life revelation: a shocking tale of a mis-spent apprenticeship. This tip is still as relevant to glass painters today as it was to me way back in the closing years of the last century.Dear reader, read it here and weep. You may still learn from my dreadful example and save yourself a vast amount of money

On Thursday, David disclosed the vast – and vastly beneficial – changes you can make to a “finished” piece in just three minutes. It’s amazing you don’t learn this kind of thing in most colleges or glass painting classes. Just imagine – there are still people “out there” who don’t know what you will know about when you read this quick post on the simple (and legal) joys of oil.

On Friday, I gave you a useful tip on how to hide unwanted trace-lines. I also waited till Friday to share it with our students. You see, if I’d told them it on Monday, they wouldn’t have understood its value. Are you ready for it, I wonder? You can find out here.

Now the week is over, our students’ heads are buzzing, and I know how excited they all are at the thought of getting back to their own studios and workshops. They learned so many things. More than that, they also said goodbye to a whole lot of bad habits – we saw to that with a demonstration every morning and every afternoon.

Summer's here!

“Daddy – summer’s here!”

That’s what you get from watching closely: you lose bad habits, you learn new skills.

No one can learn everything from books or on their own. You need to watch. We all do. I watch David. He watches me. We all learn like that. Every single day. So if you haven’t seen them, these movies show you things about glass painting you won’t discover unless you make the time to watch. And thereby learn.

I’ll say “goodbye” to you for now. The sun is shining and my daughter’s calling!