After witnessing the process during a class, I wanted to experiment with this technique. It appeared painterly, more immediate development and a lot of chance or happy accidents. I based a whole portfolio grade on learning this technique. To make the lesson challenging, my subject was a glass still life from my black and white photographs.
Each image was a push to explore how to render the illusion of glass. Somewhere in the middle of this glass study, I had to take a break and explored rendering a coffee cup. Some prints had additional textures with chalk or pencil; some prints just did not work and were not kept; and then there were others that got lost, were sold or gifted which explains the breaks in the study sequence. This entire study led to the tea cup, the coffee mug and the glass triptych.