Paint A Clear Glass Jar In Watercolor
This lesson shows how easy it is to capture the look of clear glass. The secret is in painting almost everything but the glass!
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It is easy to see clear glass and clear glass objects as difficult subjects. In fact, they are not that difficult. The key is to paint the objects that can be seen through and around the glass. Depending on how the glass object is shaped and decorated, there’s a likely hood that the other objects will look a little funny – with edges that seem bent or disconnected, colors changed a bit and shape warped a bit as well. This is because glass “refracts”, or bends, light rays. The effect is even greater on glass objects that are round, have decorative elements and at the corners.
This lesson shows how really easy it is to paint clear glass.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round.
- Colors – DaVinci Cadmium Red Light, Raw Sienna, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold, DaVinci Cadmium Yellow Medium, WN Cerulean Blue
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!