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09-03-2010, 12:03 PM
In this artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv)video workshop, Watercolor Quick & Easy: Crystal and Glass (http://artistsnetwork.tv/p-240-watercolor-quick-easy-with-joyce-faulknor-crystal-and-glass.aspx), follow along as Joyce paints three glass elements—Cut Crystal, Beveled Glass and a Transparent Yellow Vase—providing many approaches to painting reflections, refracted color, and wonderful distorted shapes. Joyce demonstrates her unique approach to painting glass—finding and painting darkest values first, then painting in the medium values and then using a final glaze. Her dark-to-light method helps organize and break down this complex subject, and will simplify the painting into steps that are easy and fun to paint, giving you simply beautiful results.

In this preview you’ll learn to paint the abstract patterns of cut crystal—the trick is capturing the essence, the shape and the angle.