So, when I started painting on glass, I thought I would stick to mostly fish and marine animals. Then, people kept asking me to paint various animals on their glasses… and I do love a challenge. I’ll be honest – lions and tigers are tough to paint, but… RAWR!
I started painting on glass through play and I would have never thought I would be doing complicated fur, whiskers, and claws. These glasses make a “wild” collection. I worked hard on them and I’m really proud of the end result. I hope you enjoy them too!
#1. Painting on glass can be challenging. The surface is not flat and is not as absorbing as canvas or paper. It takes more layers of color to get the realistic effect and you always have to be careful not to wash the layer underneath when applying the next one. After you get the result you want, nothing beats the satisfaction and amazement you see in other people’s eyes when seeing your hard work.
I love painting animals, flowers, and mushrooms – any nature-themed subject inspires me. The hummingbird often makes an appearance in my work. For me, it symbolizes freedom in art and color.
Depending on the size and complexity of the painting, it can take a few hours or a few days to complete a piece.
I just love painting, it’s as simple as that. I tried other jobs but I’d never been happy or complete until I expressed myself through color and shape. It’s just my therapy.
If you want to try glass painting, just invest in some good quality acrylics and varnish and just experiment and have fun. It takes a little practice and a little patience but the results can be amazing.