Let me begin by saying that I have never taken classes for reverse painting on glass.
But I have taken several classes, from various teachers in oil painting, and I ve studied reverse painting on glass for many years, so this is what I have come up with.
I work in oils. That was what I began painting with, and returned to the few times I played around with acrylics and water paint. My credentials are limited.
Reverse painting on glass is an ancient form of art, developed in the far east. It has been done for thousands of years. Unlike traditional painting, where the background is laid in place first, the subject of the painting going in afterward, in reverse glass painting, the last thing that entered into the painting are, is painted in first
In most, but not all cases, that would be the subject of the painting. The exception to this might be a shadow, or maybe a reflected image, such as sunlight playing off an eye. A mirrored image, such as would be found on the surface of water might also be an exception.
Many of my paintings are begun by using skewer sticks used for grilling because the detail is very fine. After these details are in the painting and dried, I progress to a no. 5 round brush. This has a very fine tip also, but slightly larger as well as being flexible.
By the time I finish a painting, it may well be by Painting with a natural sea sponge. It depends on what kind of ‘feel’ needed for the back ground of the reverse painting on glass.
Hi, my name is Sally Tagliere.
I began painting in oils on canvass at a young age, but at the same time was rather taken by the reverse paintings on glass I had seen at antique shows. Even though a few of them were close to 200 years old, the colors in them still popped.
After several years of framing my paintings, I found the glass panes piling up, so using the experience I already had, I ran with it.
The first things to enter the painting were the last things that happened in the scene. If I painted the subject facing left, because the final view would be from the opposite side of the glass, you would see it as facing right.
The underlying theme of my work is based on nature, mankind and Christianity; how they relate to one another and to each other.