A Creative Challenge

Recently, my dear friend Angela, asked me to paint some sconces for a lighting fixture in her dining room.  I said yes with a bit of trepidation because I hadn't painted on glass for several years, and I wasn't sure I'd be able to come up with an original design.  Eighteen years ago I had a thriving business selling my work.  I sold wine glasses, pitchers, cake plates, candleholders, etc.  I painted florals, butterflies, dragonflies, and geometric designs but I now questioned my ability because the momentum I had during those years had ceased.

As it turns out, being asked to paint the sconces was a gift.  It was a challenge for me to go back to that medium and amazingly I became enthused about it once again.  For the design, I looked at the things that I find inspiring as of late.  Insects, moss, berries, leaves; nature.  I painted an abstract, freeform outline on the glass, inspired by these organic shapes.  Then I filled in the outline with red and gold which were the colors Angela requested.  I enjoyed the process so much that I decided to paint a set of wine glasses which was perfect since I'd broken our very last painted wine glass just last week!

Sets of 4 and 6 wine glasses are now available in the Shop section.