I decided to practise with my Enamels (paint for glass and ceramics by Plaid) again - this time, on the other side of the gin bottle I worked on earlier.
Just a bunch of lazy daisies, all over the bottle, helter-skelter . . . you get the picture! Hahahah!
Painting on glass isn't easy. Besides working with the right brush, the strokes must be done just right, so that the paint stays on the glass, and is not swept up with the bristles when they leave the glass surface!
Also, I found that many of my daisies dried 'clear' - not the effect I wanted. So, I had to go back and paint them with more paint.
I find that although I practise the stroke before I start, when I get to the actual piece I'm working on - I do it differently! And that sucks :(
I think I am relaxed when I am practising, and remember to 'press' and 'lift' and whatever. But then I hit the bottle (slurp!), and I don't know what comes over me!!! Hahahah! It's like nerves or something.
Ahh well, I guess what I need to do is, to do this over and over and over again - until it becomes second nature to me. So that I can just simply chill and let the colours flow, and set, and be beautiful.
So there's my gin bottle. Emptied and daisied :)
It could be better, but then I find I am saying that about most of my pieces!!! So, I'll say that this is ok, for now. And I'll keep it - as evidence that I'm trying, and working towards being really good one day.
Soon, I hope ;)