Sunday, 3 December 2017

Painting glass today

Well, not painting on glass of course - just trying to paint glass in my sketchbook. Yesterday at the market I found this lovely ink bottle.


I usually look for green glass but this one is more blue than green - just as gorgeous though, especially as it only cost me £1!


I've got a growing collection of bottles and I rarely spend more than 50p or £1.


Some are housed in cabinets.


And I have ten green bottles lined up on a shelf in the loo. Several of these were dug up in our garden - there were no rubbish collections many years ago so refuse was just buried in a hole! Amazingly the bottles were completely intact when we found them and most have local connections that make them more interesting.


They all make great subjects for a very quick watercolour. No initial pencil sketch with this, just dilute watercolour to draw the basic shapes of the outline and the reflections. As you can see, this is still wet - I'll add a few more washes once it's dry and next time I'll try to make it fit the page!

Hope you have a Happy Sunday! Linda x

7 comments:

  1. This is amazing! It's made me want to have a go at watercolour like that...it will be interesting to see how much I can mess it up!

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  2. Really lovely - painting glass and metal is so difficult!

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  3. Echoing Robbie, wow! I love the watercolor. It looks as though it would be soft to the touch.

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  4. Thank you everyone - I appreciate your kind words!!

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