David’s just written an article for the July issue of Artists & Illustrators.
His task: to say something informative about the activity of kiln-fired stained glass painting.
His audience: people who know nothing about how it’s done.
And the editor said: ‘You have 100 words’.
Thing is, you have to strike a balance. You want to encourage people, yet you don’t want to make them believe it’s easy when it takes a lot of skill.
And, in our experience, a lot of people who paint already – for example, they do water-colours, oils or acrylics – a lot of these people reckon it’s easy to use a tracing brush.
So they reckon glass painting should be easy too.
And their mistake is, they forget about the paint.
You see, they’re so used to squeezing it from a tube and having it all ready-made for them, they overlook the fundamental challenge.
Sneak preview: click here and read what David wrote.
P.S. The sub-heading makes me shudder. ‘5 minutes’? More like 5 years. That’s why we write this blog for you: so you can learn new glass painting techniques and talk with us along the way. Because it’s a good, long journey, that’s for sure.