Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fused Glass UGC Enamel Paint Lighthouse

For my first UGC enamel painting, I chose to use my Day 3 glass powder sketch of Cape Zanpa, Okinawa.  I really like the translucent quality of the water, but I'm not sure about the clear frit added to the breaking waves.  I fired this piece to 1425 deg F for 10 minutes.

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Finished UGC Painted Lighthouse Powder Sketch

Here is the original powder sketch that was fired to 1400 deg F for 5 minutes.  It retained so much texture that the UGC paint had little valleys to sit in. 

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Day 3 Powder Sketch of a Lighthouse Landscape

This is the lighthouse before firing.  The paint was applied with a small paintbrush and kind of drawn out.  I like the spotty coverage on the water, but wish I had applied it thicker over the cliff.

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UGC Paints on Lighthouse Before Firing