Hand Painted Glassware

“I work because I love to, not because I have to.”



I have amazing parents that encouraged me to pursue my dreams. When I was 9 years old they put me in an oil painting class. I fell in love with painting. Over the years I have worked in all different types of medium including, more recently, glass painting.

I have only sold a few glassworks because I don’t feel they are worth money. The painting I choose to share with you is one I just finished for my dad. He loves his Harley so I wanted to give him something special.

I started out with a photo I took of his bike:

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I roughly sketched it on the glass with black and white glass paints to see where the highlights and shadows were going to be.

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When it dried I came back in and shaded. That was the hard part. Unlike oils, glass paint dries very fast. You can’t mix in a glazing mixture so you just have to work with what you can. LOL I played around with some tricks.

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I normally don’t find what I do awesome but I did like how I decided to make the logo be seen from the inside and outside of the mug/ glass.

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because of all the layers I had to do to achieve this the outside did get a little thicker than I would have liked.

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And there you have it.


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

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