African Art on Glass

Nice to paint this type of  art on the glass…it has no defined face, eyes, nose and lips that makes me to put so much of oil paint variations on the face…because I usually apply oil colors for the skin of the figure that I am painting.

Giving Shades :

Most glass painters, mostly beginners… use the same acrylic colors, that too not showing any variations for the cheek, chin or forehead… I wont argue you all to not using any acrylic colors for the skin texture. Show some color variations.  Keep the glass upright and do the painting.

Light shaded part

Drawing outlines for the shaded part gives the picture an amateurish look .

Only Outline

Draw only the outline of the pitcher. Give the lighter shades while coloring.

First put the light shades. Then give the dark shade part and when its wet(acrylic dry quick) take some dark shade on your brush, move over the lighter shaded part. Remember you are painting on the reverse side. So keep the glass upright and view the painting’s shade, whether it comes out well or not.

Merging of lighter and darker shades
Making lighter in the center
Shades in Pitcher

Acrylic Colors are over

Front View
Painting Side - Reverse

Careful about the Large Glass :

cuts

Some cuts and wounds on the pressed part of your hand with the glass are common while putting the glass upright.

Now next I paint the background with oil colors which gives the gradient effect…Wait…

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