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How to paint transparent glass Painting transparent glass objects such as vases can be quite tricky to paint because of the distortions and reflections. Your brain often tries to override what your eyes are telling you they're seeing.

Sue is struggling with this in a painting at the moment, emailing to say: "My husband gave me 12 carnations for Valentine's Day. I painted the flowers okay, but I can't figure out how to paint the clear glass vase they are sitting." Here are some tips on painting glass that ought to help, and remember to trust what your eyes are seeing, especially when it comes to distortion of the flower stems.

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