I had so much fun while I painted “Seeing Glass” that I decided to paint another, only this time, same set up but from a different perspective.
Painting glass has become a favorite thing for me to do lately. It seems when I am out and about, that I always have my eyes open looking for new glass bottles. I picked up a few new pieces, including a blue Ball Jar that I found in an antique store in Lancaster, Pa. I regret only buying one ~I can already envision a still life of several of those jars posing for me, so when I go back to Lancaster in July, I am going to stop into that shop again, hoping they have more.
Colored bottles are so fun to paint….all those delicious colors!! And the interweaving shapes just make my heart sing! Quite often peoples reactions to my glass paintings are, “How in the world do you paint glass?” It isn’t so hard…I will share a secret…It is all about shapes. Try not to think of them as transparent, or reflections. Think of the shapes the reflections make and paint those. Each little shape added together makes the whole. Because there has been such an interest in the “how to paint glass” I wonder how many of you would be interested in me doing a demo on colored glass. A show of hands would be fantastic!! I have been mulling around doing a book, dvd, or online classes for some time and this might be a great lesson to teach!!
One last thought….This painting needs a name and I am quite stumped!!! I could sure use some ideas….so if you have any….fire away!!!
Thank you everyone who entered my painting give away!!
There is a Winner!!!
Congratulations to Cris from NY for winning “Break 1″ and “Break 2″!
I have enjoyed doing this so much that I have plans in the future to give away even more of some great stuff from Joanne Grant Art!!
Who doesn’t like free stuff??
I know I do!!
Who doesn’t like to spend a summer day at the beach?
I know I do!!
Free stuff and the a summer day at the beach got me thinking….so….
In celebration of the upcoming Summer Season I am giving away two of my original ocean paintings. So even if you can’t be at the beach soaking in some salt air, and warm sea breezes every day of the summer…why not enter to win a painting that will bring the beach to you?
That’s 1 Winner, 2 companion paintings (unframed)!!!
How do you enter you ask?
Its super easy…and there are many chances to win!!
1. Like my facebook page here.
3. Sign up for my newsletter here.
4. Sign up to follow my blog here.
Thats 4 chances to win!!!
*If you already subscribe to my blog and/or newsletter, don’t worry, your entry is counted!!
This contest runs from today, May 14th, 2013 to June 14th. The winner will be announced here on my blog and on my facebook page on June 15th, 2013!!