Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Donated by the three children of Albinas Elskus (B111)
This updated sixth edition, noted artist Albinas Elskus (1926-2007) removes the mystique surrounding the art of painting on glass. Combining centuries-old artistry and contemporary techniques, he reveals the results of his experiments with vitreous paints, the mixing agents, brushes, tools, and other equipment needed, and the various methods of applying and controlling the paint. Silver staining, enameling, etching, silk-screening, and firing of painted glass are all thoroughly described, and many illustrations in both black-and-white and color are included.