Here's a first cut at the glass. I experimented with various glazes to build a background with depth and then botched it when I mistakenly used mars black for jenkins green. Oops! I can always build it up with semi-opaque layers and then transparent.
What's different this time is that I apply an entire background and then go back for subjects. It's thought that a feeling of depth is easier to come by if one doesn't need to deal so much with borders. I suppose with backgrounds have a lot going on that that would be the case.
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