I will the first one to admit that I can’t paint or draw. I love playing with paints – strictly on a painting-by-numbers level, or on a large scale when it involves walls at home. But I had bought some enamels which can be used to paint on glass and I felt obliged to use them…..somehow!
Some time ago I was challenged to create a large keyring with a hare on it. I then discovered the art of tracing using enamels and so now I had a way of using my enamels on glass without too much artistic involvement.
The next challenge I was asked to face was creating the seasons in glass for one of my daughters. She wanted to have a different piece of glass for each season to put on the top of one of her cupboards.
Put all of the above together and I created the following pieces of which I am quite proud.
The images are painted on several different surfaces of the glass so there is a slight 3D effect with the painting.
I then went to paint this small piece (it is only about 3inches square)
So, if I am an artist I have decided that I am an Impressionist and that I vaguely make things look like they in life. I will admit to being creative though and that’s the important bit for me. I can create good things, or just a mess but it’s fun and I enjoy myself.
If you’d like to come and try being creative I have several glass workshops I offer, just get in touch.
I have also just published my Summer Brochure if you’d like to have a look. It is full of pictures so a bit slow to load. Do get in touch if you fancy buying anything in the Brochure.