I’ve been trying to learn to paint glass for a while. Finally, I chose to tackle a lesson from the book, Dramatic Light, by Patrick Howe (published in 2006 by North Light Books). It was a good exercise in getting the values right and reserving whites.
While the author suggested an optional sprig in the glass jar, he cautioned that it could be catastrophic… so, I didn’t include it. The apricots are small but then so is my painting. The irony of painting loose while following a step by step lesson was not lost on me.
It required wet on dry, wet on wet, and several layers for a simple picture; and I opted to not work with the recommended colours as I didn’t have some of them in my palette.
I like the dark areas and how they show the light. Hopefully the improvising worked!