A Selection of the Best Glass Painting Books Available
Gorgeous Glass – 20 Sparkling Ideas for Painting on Glass and China
When you think of glass painting you may think of the cutesy or funky level of decorative painting, but as manufacturers have developed better glass paints, artists are now able to refine the art form and produce higher quality work that appeals to more contemporary audiences.Learn new techniques such as reverse glass painting that will enable painting on beautiful yet functional surfaces i.e. those that can be used every day in the home or presented as gifts for special occasions.Hundreds of clear and colourful photos break down the painting techniques into easy-to-follow steps, ensuring success even for beginners. The techniques are easy to master but the results are gorgeous!
Glass Painted Projects
In this title, 20 projects offer great ideas for a fantastic collection of fun, chic and stylish designs, with alternative pieces accompanying each beautiful item. Bringing together popular themes and subjects, Judy Balchin presents a whole range of decorative delights, from quirky fairies, funky cats and glitzy Christmas baubles to glowing lamps and elegant cocktail glasses. This is a wonderful source book and practical guide for anyone looking for new ways of working with glass paints.
The Art of Stained and Painted Glass
An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing To Include All Illustrations. Originally Titled: A Handbook On The Art Of Stained And Painted Glass, Its Origin And Development From The Time Of Charlemagne To Its Decadence. Sections Include: Colored Glass, Its Origin – The Art Of Stained Glass – Its Origin And Development – Close Relation Of Glass Painting To Mural And Panel Painting – Questions Of Authorship – Chronological Survey Of Early Glass – Glass Painting As A Monastic Art – Theophilus – The Gothic Period – Influence Of Panel Painting – Development Of Technique – France, The Birthplace Of Art – The Medieval Technique – The Three Periods Of Glass Painting (800-1350, 1350-1500, 1500-1650 A.D.) – Old Windows In England And Western Europe – Changes Of The Material – Swiss Glass – Spreading Of The Art To Secular Buildings – Lack Of Perspective – Ornamentation – List Of Artists In Glass From The Fourteenth To The Seventeenth Centuries
An Essay on the Art of Painting on Glass
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: …answers much better for a light yellow, although it is not always in our power to produce any given colour. Red from silver.–A red colour is also infallibly obtained by using sulphuret of silver. In this case the preparation which was employed for the orange yellow is slightly modified by adding a few drops of sulphuric acid at the moment when it is being used. If no red be obtained at the first laying on of the pigment, it must be laid on a second time. The sulphuret gives an …
Paint Stunning Crystal & Glass: The Watercolorist’s Guide to Painting With Light
“You will never look at glass, cut crystal or reflective surfaces the same way again.” –Joyce Roletto Faulknor
All successful artists are keen observers. In this inspiring book, Joyce Roletto Faulknor shares with you her proven secrets for sharpening your senses and transforming your observations into striking interpretations of light’s interaction with glass.
It’s all in how you see the subject. Through 11 short exercises, Faulknor shows you how to begin painting the subject’s shapes and values, working dark to light. If you are used to working traditionally, this concept may seem counterintuitive–but just follow along. Building luminosity one layer at a time, you’ll capture the textures of light and glass with new resonance and realism.
Ten complete step-by-step demonstrations clearly illustrate how to capture the glossy texture of ice, the shining facets of crystal, the radiant hues of colored glass, and the flattened sheen of reflective surfaces. Try your hand at these fresh techniques, and watch your work begin to glow with unprecedented richness.