Birds and Blooms are a favorite subject for so many people. The market for wild bird seed and feeders in the United States alone is astronomical. I love to watch the wild birds in their natural habitat or when they come because food was put out for them.
Always having been a country girl, Birds and Blooms seemed to be a part of life from the beginning. My mother loved to see them too. When it came to the blooms, it was all about waiting for the flower to open.
We actually had a class in grade school years ago when these things were important. Each student chose a species of bird to study. There were reports to be done about natural habitat, the diet of each of the avian art in question, and any other information pertinent to the specie we chose.
My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Van Dreiser encouraged each of us to feed the birds.
I saved bacon and sausage drippings in paper cups, putting a string in while it was liquid so when it set there was a built in hanger for it. I even got a little creative by adding bird seed before it solidified.
There were no holds barred when it came to getting a close look at these beautiful wild birds and blooms!
There is something about people being hand in hand that is universal. It’s a thing that unites us. As a youngster in the first grade of elementary school, some are taught to pair up and proceed to our destination, not ever alone.
Even when not holding hands, the shoulders may touch, creating the same type of closeness.
People are social beings, though there are times in life when we need to be with ourselves, to learn who we are before we are able to present ourselves to others.
We require our personal space, and some more so than others.
As one of the people who need more time alone than others, there is still a small empty spot within that never gets filled. But why would I worry over such a fine point. I doubt anyone will lose sleep over it.
The reverse painting on glass you can see posted on this sit is an accumulation of my artwork over the last seventeen years or more.
To see more of my artwork in reverse painting on glass, please click on the photos to take you to a few of the pages of my website.
Some of my Eagles Painted in Reverse on Glass are larger than others. but they are all of the Bald Eagle species as yet. The reason for this I am sure, is because they are the only species of eagle in this part of New York that has been reintroduced to the area.
The first time I saw one, one of my daughters did not believe me. So I painted it. I am sure she still did not believe me, but I felt better. About two years later it became common knowledge they were thriving locally.
Last year an eagle couple built a nest just a few miles from home, but there were too many fans for those modest raptors, so they moved out. You see, apparently someone was bothering them with a drone, and I heard the male eagle had been injured. I do hope the eagle was able to eat the drone first. I do not understand why people feel the need to bother north American wildlife.
When our oldest grandson graduated and was about to go in the USMC, he told my daughter and son-in-law that what he wanted was one of my Eagles Painted in Reverse on Glass, in red, white and blue. So that was his gift from Grandma. It would be great if all teens were so easy to please with avian art.
Pixley Falls has been a place I have thought about visiting in the heart of winter since my husband and I began cross country skiing quite a few years ago. I did go back in a few years ago, but not far enough to see the falls. Well, yesterday we went again. I am no spring chicken, and I knew it was going to be a rough ride, especially with my back not being just right, but to my own detriment, I am a stubborn one.
One of the side effects of the medicine I take for the muscle spasms in my back is the impairment of balance. In order to get down into the area below the falls, there is a steep grade to go down. With all of the packed snow going down the grade, I made stellar time getting there to shoot the photos, but the impaired balance thing was going on during the crawl to get back up the incline. I thought a lot about sledding when I was a child, and can’t think for the life of me what the allure was.
The lengths I go to in order to get the material needed for my reverse paintings on glass reach far. Even after the grueling trip yesterday, there was still the order of prints and new Plexi-glass to go out for today. After the 30 or so hours it will take to paint the picture, a frame will still need to be bought to match the other New York State Park Paintings. Maybe that’s why some use the term “starving artist”. Oh well, this painter had a wonderful time yesterday at Pixley Falls!continue reading
Spring Rain in Art is something I would guess not too many people think about. I certainly did not until I began looking at the reflections the surface of the water creates in some photographs. It also seems to me the colors wake up and are new in Spring. When I first looked at it, the painting featured above looked like the southern part of the globe, featuring South America and Africa. But after closer inspection, the ocean between them was only the reflection of a leaf. I was reading more into it than was there.
Even though I am not a spider fan, I couldn’t help but notice the beauty of her web and the raindrops that fell on it in a photograph taken by my former co-worker, Jen Andrews, who has an eye for picking out beauty in unexpected places.
I took the picture of this Spring Rain in Art on the 4th of February, and there is snow around it, the spider and her web are covered with Spring Rain in Art. These two reverse painting on glass each measure 11″ x 14″, with the solid mahogany frames being larger.
Please feel free to visit my web site at reversepaintinglady.com to see more of my work in reverse painting on glass.continue reading
Memories are funny things sometimes, that seem to pop up out of nowhere. This morning while folding laundry, I thought about when my children were in grade school. I tried to have a snack ready for them each day after school, so one day I made chocolate chip cookies that were coming out of the oven as they got off the bus.
It was a beautiful sunny day when the four of them got to the top of the driveway, and the cookies were still very warm and melty. Each of them got a cookie. My son was 5 years old at the time, and still quite impressed by not to mention in love with cookies. While he was looking at the cookie, getting ready for the first bite, the look of complete adoration turned abruptly though to one of reviled disgust.
I didn’t understand until I saw the butterfly perched on the cookie. I was a very bad mother to laugh so hard. But, there were more cookies to replace it with. I found it odd that something as beautiful as a butterfly would be seen as something repulsive when viewed so up close and personal.
Please feel free to check out more Butterflies in Reverse Painting on Glass
The Rennie family at Jonny B’s are wonderful people to continue to feed me now and then, so Rich and I will continue the Reverse Painting on Glass displayed at Jonny B’s Tavern.
It would be impossible to hang all of the reverse paintings on glass down there, so we change them out now and then, in an effort to keep the patrons having something to enjoy and hopefully converse about. People are probably getting tired of the seasonal paintings, especially winter so we have moved the Watkins Glen series down in addition to the Pet Portraits. Rich wanted to take some of the Big Cat Paintings, or maybe the African Art, but Pam Rennie leaves this up to me, so I have to decide what people might want to see. It’s a tall order!
A Family oriented type of restaurant,, they are open daily at 11:30 a.m. and serve fine meals through the evening. For those just passing through, carry out meals can be called in, and picked up at the bar. The service is always friendly, as well as efficient.
It can be found in the town of Floyd on New Floyd Road ( Route 365 ) at the intersection of Camroden Rd. and 365.
Skiing in Central New York hasn’t been possible for the most part in the. last two years. When the snow was here, so was the bitter cold. and when the temperatures were right, there wasn’t enough snow.
When skiing is the one thing you look forward to doing in winter, these statements can be painful. There was a storm last night, and it continues to snow today, now that it’s already late in January, so I do have hopes of being able to go out this weekend with my husband, my sister and brother-in-law.
We ski the canal trail out of Booneville quite often, but Jeanette and Tim are ready to try something different, so we may end up on the Egypt Rd. trail on Saturday.
Rich and I have been there with the Special Olympic people a few times and are familiar with the trail. There are a lot of hills sharp turns, and all manner tests to pass up there without taking a spill. That would not be new to us either, we go for the fun and the work out,
not to mention a couple of beers and some hot wings at the local pub. Incidentally, the name of it is The Pub.
May all who read this have as good of a weekend as I hope for!continue reading
Big Cat Paintings in Reverse on Glass are so fulfilling to paint, even when they don’t come out exactly as planned. Even though I had hoped for a more precise look to the tiger seen above, what I ended up with was a more raw look in the finished painting. It was one of my earlier works, but it was a bit too close when I got a look at the end result, and it made me take a couple of steps back away from it. With the combination of the rolled glass and the rustic look of the window sash, it was already a little too close to being real.
Even though my work has evolved since the tiger, I still like it, and am happy with the result of my invested time.
I dealt in antiques for many years, so there were some unusual pieces laying about, with not much to do for years. The painting featured above was done in a serving tray for tea. The painting below of the “Cheetah Family” is in a vintage grain painted Victorian frame. As you will note, some of my reverse painting on glass is signed ‘Nemyier”. This is my maiden name. I didn’t sign as ‘Tagliere’ until after Rich and I were married.
The paints I use for my medium are oils. I have tried water colors and acrylics, but the oils adhere much more permanently to the glass when dry. I started out painting with oils, buy took classes in water colors and acrylics as well. True to the time I spent, I stayed with the oils.
Because of being brought up in a furniture refinishing family, the window sash you see this and several other paintings in were refinished by myself, whether they be a fine finish or rustic.continue reading
Adirondack Art in Reverse Painting on Glass is something I am familiar with. Having been born and raised in Rome, New York, I have made this area my home.
For those who aren’t acquainted with the area, The Adirondacks are one of the oldest ranges of mountains in North America and only an hour or two from Rome. They were formed by glaciers wending their way through during the ice age. Evidence of this can still be easily found in the ravines and chasms in northern and central New York.
My husband and I enjoy cross country skiing in the winter, and sometimes have to go to the foothills of the Adirondacks for the snow. When one is unquestionably living in the second half of their life, and still find unfathomable views in the dead of winter, it comes as refreshing!
Even if you visit to see the North American Wildlife it is rewarding.
Remaining a wilderness in the majority of the area, the north country can be a potentially dangerous place, especially for the out of towners who don’t realize there are still places with no accessible cell towers. If it took you two hours to get up there, and something unforeseen were to happen, just think about the trip back down on a stretcher. If you are going to mountain climb, please go prepared! We went mountain climbing for my first time last fall with my sister and brother in-law. It was fabulous!
I am the ‘reverse painting lady’, and would like nothing better than to share my work in reverse painting on glass with any one who wants to see it, so please feel free to browse through my website. Comments are welcome, and I check my site daily to answer any questions that should arise.continue reading