A few years ago I was asked to do a slide presentation of my art for a women’s group. One picture showed a painting of paint brushes in a mason jar. A woman in the group asked me where I got “that glass colored paint?” I had a hard time explaining that there isn’t a “glass colored paint.”
This still life is from my demo at my class tonight. People tend to be overwhelmed when it comes to painting metal or glass. I try to explain my method – don’t think of it as glass. Look for shapes and colors. Draw the shapes you see in the glass, then paint them the color you see. They come together like a jigsaw puzzle and become glass. I might mention that I do hardly any blending, but put down colors and leave them how I see them.