|Finished UGC Painted Italian Cityscapes|
My first attempt at glass landscapes using UGC enamels. These might be more cityscape than landscape, but I love drawing all the intersecting lines. I based my glass sketches on photos I took in downtown Catania, a larger city in Sicily.
|Old Buildings in Downtown Catania, Italy|
This Italian city is filled with really old buildings surrounded by newer traffic signs and asphalt streets. I tried to include some of the architectural detail and some sort of newer vehicle. My drawings were done in UGC Outline Black. It was hard to decide what to include from the photo and what to edit out.
|UGC Black Outline of A Building|
After the black was set, I layered the UGC colored enamels to give the buildings depth. I had to wait for each adjacent color to dry before adding another to preserve crisp edges.
|UGC Fill Paint Dry and Before Firing|
Here's a photo of the painting process. I think my favorite tool to apply the UGC enamel is the toothpick. I try to use a new one each time so the paint pots don't get contaminated.
|UGC Fill Paint Wet and Before Firing|
Each building was fired with a different kiln schedule. The colors on the red building did not mature completely before sandwiching between glass layers and formed more bubbles and a different texture. I'm not sure which firing I prefer.