What a lovely surprise! So nice to have you back!! Thanks for s and comments - very much appreciated! Btw. "Hot Stuff" is gone, and I'm rather sad. By now I'm used to selling my works, of course, but this one was really good and special. Boohooo
As for painting the glass, it's not so difficult, at least not in watercolour; I wouldn't know about oils. All you need is a very good photo of your still life, then you just paint the shapes you see there. To paint this straight "from life" would be a short-cut to the loony-bin: every time you move your head just a fraction, the reflections and lights in the glass will move too and you'd never get anywhere!