Green Bottle I, above, is a little study I made preparing for a 'Painting Glass in Watercolor' class I taught this spring. I find that multiple studies, as I get ready to teach a specific class, help me clarify the problems and pitfalls in teaching the subject. This green bottle is a little antique I picked up specifically for still life studies. The color! Couldn't resist!
As I tell my students, painting glass is more about what you don't paint, than what you do....especially with watercolor.
I particularly love the place where the waterline is - the place where all the distortion and refraction happens. Look at the stem - wow! Painting glass is quite meditative. Like one of my professors said years ago, "you should be looking more than making marks on your paper".....or something like that.