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The Glass Painter's Method: Brushes, Paints & Tools (English Edition) Watch the trailer hereThis book will serve you well if Youre new to traditional stained glass painting and are uncertain which brushes, paints and tools to buy this book will tell you what you want to know The accompanyingfree online videos will also introduce you to the key techniquesYouve painted stained glass for a while but still worry Is it my lack of skill which is the problem, or is it my brushes, paints and tools which stop me achieving the results I want this book will guide you to the answer And thefree designs will give you an excellent resource with which to practiseYoure a teacher who wants your students to experience the joy of mastering this wonderful craft this book will show you the smallest, most effective set of brushes, paints and tools to place before them so they can triumphFrom designers and painters Williams Byrne, and featuring entries from the journal of the forgotten Victorian craftsman Nathaniel Somers, this book will demonstrate how few possessions you really need to paint stained glassThis is Bookof The Glass Painters Method

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  • The Glass Painter's Method: Brushes, Paints & Tools (English Edition)
  • Stephen Byrne
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  • 14 May 2019

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15 thoughts on “The Glass Painter's Method: Brushes, Paints & Tools (English Edition)

  1. says:

    Williams Byrne are from another era, when Craft was taught meticulously, and no that ll do sloppiness.Glass painting is a demanding skill that requires technique and practice to do well, it looks so easy when in the hands of a master, as does any skilled craft, but W B begin at the beginningteaching one how to mix glass paint.People who may have done glass painting at a class will have spent maybe a minute mixing their paint with water., just a little, as it is expensive.W B do things very differently, they advise that one is to mix a lump , using what seems like large amounts of Reusche powder paint, and work on perfecting the lump by mixing it thoroughly with proportions of water and gum arabic and letting it rest overnight.It is a mysterious alchemy, my bowl of seemingly creaky dry powder transformed into a glossy obsidian puttylike blobLetting it rest overnight now, as advised.W B advise on what tools one needs, surprisingly few Poor tools brushes and disheartening, so it really does pay to heed the advice in this bookSilver Stain is also covered..not tried this out of a college setting as it is notoriously capricious, and needs test firings.W B s work is the best painting I have seen , and their techniques are freely shared in this bookhowever, the skills are all their own, sadly one cannot buy those, but with practice and dedication, one can improve especially if given a good grounding in practicalities as given in this book.

  2. says:

    David Williams and Stephen Byrne operate a stained glass business in the village of Stanton Lacy in Shropshire, both making new and restoring old stained glass, additionally running teaching workshops at their home studio, as well as disseminating stained glass methods to all and everybody on line They appear to be part philanthropic, part commercial This Kindle e book is a basic introduction to the techniques and skills involved in stained glass painting It is very basic, and you will not find much on advanced techniques in this short book Nor will you find much on the practicalities of leading the glass and installing it in a window reveal It is a book on painting techniques only.The book begins with a brief discussion on stained glass paints, how to mix them and keep them in a good working state, the specialist brushes needed hakes, badgers and tracers etc and where to buy them, palettes, palette knives, painting bridges, light boxes on which to work with light shining through from below illuminating the glass and the design as you work, and a serious piece of equipment a glass kiln in which to fire the painted glass into a state of permanency There is a brief mention of the different types of glass upon which stained glass artists paint, however much could have been said on this subject.The book goes on to describe undercoat washes, how to trace the main lines of the design, the use of bridges to steady the painting hand and arm, the strengthening of the traced lines, flooding areas of the design with paint, cutting through the undercoat to create highlights, softening the lines and highlights, scrubbing and stippling, the use of the fingers to create softened effects in the paint and, when finished, how to fire the glass in a kiln Detailed firing schedules, consisting of temperature rises and periods of holding the temperature steady at a certain point, are provided, in both the ascending and descending directions.The next part of the book deals with shadows and their somewhat elaborate creation Painting on glass requires different techniques to painting on canvas The different types of mediums in which to apply the paint to the glass are discussed water, gum Arabic, glycol, oil The basic technique of applying silver stain is demonstrated, as is using various essential oils such as balsam torchwood, or spike of lavender There is a warning about the use of enamel paints.The book concludes with a tantalizing glimpse of 5 or 6 other, alternative techniques, mainly employing different sequences of undercoating, blending, tracing, strengthening, highlighting, shadows and softening, firing once or twice or even multiple times, painting on both the front and the back of the glass There is also a rather mysterious story about Nathaniel Somers and the use of glider s gold size as a medium but it is written in such a relatively cloak and dagger, confused style, not to be perfectly sensible This is Byrne loving every minute of being mysterious, superior, long winded and vague with the aim of first awakening and then capture your interest but, in essence, probably much ado about nothing Simples Just as the book starts to get interesting, dealing with the complex techniques so it ends Sadly One feels the book could have gone on for another 50 pages enlightening the reader into the complex techniques but it stops short of revealing everything one want to know It is after all only an introduction.The photograph illustrations are generally appropriate and of clear quality There is an illustration on every page The e book is well designed and laid out The print quality is generally clear and very good There are links to several videos in which the techniques are demonstrated these video presentations are well worth viewing, they complement the text, as well as bringing the techniques to life.Williams is an arts graduate who worked for the professional stained glass artist, Patrick Reyntiens, for 8 years, during which apprenticeship he thoroughly learned the trade He can be described as a highly skilled craftsman, rather than a creator of fine art Byrne was a business analyst in the City of London until he reached 40, whereupon he abandoned everything and plunged into the craft of stained glass He could be described as an enthusiastic amateur, who sees himself as a teacher.Williams Byrne often illustrate the book using examples of their own stained glass work, which is sometimes quite good, but generally rather banal The results of their work tend to be human, animal, quasi spiritual forms, and decorative patterns, which have an almost cartoon quality about them, mere caricatures rather than attempted realities Williams is the skilled designer of the two and has some artistic pretensions, genuine accomplishments and qualities He tends to paint stained glass in the traditional style, or rather a modern imitation of it His failing is his line drawing, which is too thick, too stark black, and too heavy, with everything he paints turning into crude gargoyles Byrne, however, is very plodding and pedantic, a copyist rather than a creator His line drawings on glass are often oppressively heavy and non subtle There is no subtlety of sfumato, or Chiaroscuro Neither of these two stained glass makers achieve the same quality of artistic creation as medieval, or 18th, or 19th century artists Does anybody If you are new to stained glass painting and want to learn some of the basic techniques, then the Kindle edition is cheap and well worth reading You will learn much about the basic art of painting on glass and avoid many of the pitfalls and frustrations, the result of lack of understanding, which is the common experience of almost every beginner However, if you already have some knowledge of glass painting techniques and want to advance to the next level, then you may find the book disappointing and too limited.

  3. says:

    Wow What a diamond of a book Everything about it is a delight.It inspires with images, ideas and stories, and at the same time encourages us with down to earth guidance and advice It names the essential tools needed to produce terrific work, and clearly sets out the techniques, together with the methods of mastering them.There are also wonderful illustrations, not just of the tools and images of glass, but of mythical creatures greeting and saluting us on many pages Also links to videos to help with practising techniques, and showing the beauty of what can be achieved.On a subtler level, it taps into a philosophy of attentiveness and focus I found the passages about the alertness required by properly prepared paint, and immersion in practice, very engaging Especially as this is all in the context of a craft which has been practised and has endured for centuries The references to Nathaniel Somers, and Hephaestus, god of fire and craftsmen, are alluring.Even if you have never painted on glass or even thought about it, this is a great book, because it is beautiful, well written, and concerned with the inspiration of creative practice.

  4. says:

    I bought the download version of this book I m new to stained glass but despite my age am very keen to learn.I love the way the instructions assume nothing without patronising.There are lots of books available but reading through this book, I can t help but feel like I m being shown how to learn the craft the proper way, the real historic, traditional way.Like I m in a workshop from centuries long past.If you want to learn painting stained glass not only for the craft itself but also to feel like you are touching a part of history, this is the book.

  5. says:

    I have been involved with stained glass for many years, initially as a hobbyist and self taught but subsequently progressed to establish my own studio workshop Most of my work involves repair and restoration and I have countless books on the subject but Williams and Byrne embrace the art with a fresh approach which is inspirational.

  6. says:

    My grandson is interested in stained glass and while searching for helpful websites I found this book on and now we each have a copy.A full description of the authors and their work has already been well covered on s and their website.This book will be helpful to those who are trying to master the techniques and having problems.I bought the Kindle version and signed up for the newsletter This is well worth doing, There are 17 designs for practice and explanatory videos all of which are pitched at the beginner s level.The newsletters I have received have also come with useful tips and sometimes with videos which makes the overall package very good value I agree with the 5 star reviews already posted.

  7. says:

    I bought this book as a present for a family member keen to embark on glass painting, and they were delighted Having examined the book myself first, I was struck by its high quality in terms of design and execution It is clearly laid out and written in an engaging, warm tone Illustrations are unfailingly helpful in depicting the processes concerned, and the framing of the art and craftof glass painting in its historic context is compelling A beautiful book.

  8. says:

    A great book for the beginner and for those who are already painting on glass Full of useful tips for mixing a large amount of paint in one go I found the advice about creating a base layer of paint particularly helpful.

  9. says:

    This book goes into detail about how to start proper kiln fired glass painting without needing lots of equipment It means that even if you don t have a kiln yet you can learn the techniques and watch the videos that accompany the book.

  10. says:

    Delighted to have found this practical guide to stained glass painting The book I chose hard copy contains brush tool tips, clear instructions and helpful video links with focus on proper prep and practice.Great find for newcomers to this craft.

  11. says:

    Amazing source and reference book

  12. says:

    I found this book book invaluable, armed with the techniques that i am discovering from it, my painting standards have risen to a higher level I can only recommend this book as a must read.

  13. says:

    Contient toutes les infos techniques de bases n cessaires pour d buter l art de la peinture classique sur verre J aurais appr ci plus d info en compl ment sur l utilisation des couleurs dont l mail et les mediums dont les huiles Je recommande tout de m me ce livre, tr s bien fait et bien illustr Les capsules vid o WEB des auteurs sont tr s int ressantes et accessibles facilement en suivant les d marches inscrites dans le livre.

  14. says:

    It is an easy read and just follow along with the work exercises to achieve some wonderful glasswork I recommend this product.

  15. says:

    very informative along with their videos

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