Friday, December 6, 2013

One-of-a-Kind Hand Painted Glass Ornaments

One-of-a-kind, hand painted Ornaments by Lorraine Watry ©2013
During this time of the year, I like to take a short break from my watercolors and paint with acrylics on glass ornaments. These one-of-a-kind ornaments are a fun way to create little paintings that can be hung on a a tree. 
     I purchase the ornaments at a local craft store. I begin by painting the front of the ornament with white acrylic. When this is dry, I lightly sketch in pencil my design and then using acrylic paint, I paint in the scene. Some images go quickly and others need several layers and more detail. When the paint is completely dry I may add some glitter or crystal beads to some of the ornaments to make the snow sparkle. 
     The finished ornaments are then sprayed with three coats of an archival sealer to protect them and give them a glossy look. These ornaments are headed to the gallery I am at in Old Colorado City, Arati Artists Gallery. They are priced at $30 each. If you are interested in purchasing any of the ornaments seen here, please contact me on this link - Lorraine Watry.