I’ve blogged about Mark Hufford many times. Mark is an outstanding painter, over the years I’ve even bought 3 of his fused glass pieces. I have all his videos, but until this past weekend I’ve never painted one of his designs. Mark taught at Bella studios in Denver, it was a great location and the staff very helpful.
Mark and I have been facebook friends for a while now but this was my first time meeting him. He is an extremely giving and talented instructor. He not only taught 3 fused glass pieces. Mark also gave us additional designs and demo’d several products.
The first fused glass piece we made was a leaf. We painted the leaf and the background. I learned a lot from this painted leaf, somethings to do and somethings not to do.
Then we created an amazing fused glass piece which involved 3 levels, we got to paint a koi, rocks, and lily pads all it one piece.
Lastly he had us a paint a spoon. I think it’s beautiful. It’s being slumped right now.
I’m so excited by these hand-painted fused glass pieces, there is so much more than meets the eye. Mark really explained so much more than you’d guess by looking at the piece. This is my 3rd painting class, after each class I’m like I need to do this but never took the time. I’ve decided it’s time, so in Oct I’m going to dedicate the entire month to fused glass painting! I’m so stoked! I love Mark’s techniques and his designs!
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