Considering I am a native Roman, Paintings From Rome, New York is a thing I could easily specialize in.
Jacob is my oldest grandson. My husband and I were meeting them while they were out camping at the Lake Delta park, and this is exactly how I found him, I took a photo of him, but didn’t know at that time I would later be using it for the model of a painting. This painting was the final result of that photograph. We had a cookout, family gathered together, and a good meal.
Jacob has since grown up, and id now a U.S. Marine. It goes without saying that we are so very proud of him.
What more from life could one ask for?
Because I live here, many of the photographs I take are taken here in Rome. I work from these photos for many of my reverse painting on glass. Many Romans are of Italian descent, and this is the way it was for years, As time goes by, I find that many more hail from other distant parts of the world.
In a six pane window sash that measures 23″ x 28″, the idea for this reverse painting on glass originated on the shore of Oneida Lake when my daughter Bobbi was feeding ducks.
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Horse Paintings are among my favorite to do. There are days when ‘my favorite’ encompasses a lot of territory, but really, has there ever been a more beautiful sight?
When I was a teen-ager, I somehow managed to talk my father into letting me get a pony. Her name was Misty, and she was awfully small. Afterward came an Appaloosa horse. He was a light grey, and the spots only showed when he was wet from bathing. His name was Chief. He was green broke when I bought him, and I wasn’t even that far along. We worked out together, and became great friends. What a lot of work, and responsibility they were! But it lasted for years, and it did not even keep me too busy for trouble. You have to admit, there were some negotiating talents in place!
This continued until I was severely injured and in the hospital for 6 weeks. I did get back on her, but admittedly, with less enthusiasm. Maybe I never got over it though. This morning I bought a wooden rocking horse at a barn sale. Will post immediately if I ever grow up.
Butterfly and Dragonfly Paintings are wonderfully fun to do for me. They are always dressed so magnificently, and I only wish that I was! Many times I work on my paintings with photographs nearby to use as reference, so I have gone out to do my own photo sessions at times. One summer day, there was a Swallow Tail butterfly in the flower bed. That was the first and last time I ever got attacked by a butterfly! I must have gotten too close, and it began beating it’s wings on my face. I let out a few screeches before I began laughing hysterically by the time I got up the driveway.
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Pet portraits are wonderful to paint.
When I paint them, I always begin with the eyes. I need to know where they’re looking. Not to say I can’t paint in a whisker or strand of fur in the same painting session, but the eyes need to be in place before I can go further. Some people like to take pictures of their pets as much as they like taking photos of their children. I like to take the best of these photos and use them as a model for a reverse painting on glass.
I paint in oils on the back side of glass. The side the painting is viewed from is opposite of the side of the glass that the paint is not on. So if the subject of the reverse painting on glass is facing left when I look at it, he will be facing right when you view him, as Dolce is in the painting above. The oils take time to dry, and I can not work on wet paint without making a mess, so, some of my paintings take months to accomplish.
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“Are You Alright?”
Wizard of Oz Paintings were one of the first if my subjects in reverse painting on glass.
My career in reverse painting on glass began in the land of Oz. Days after seeing the movie each year, I would have the nightmares about flying monkeys.
It wasn’t as though I ever even wanted to watch it, but I have 5 sisters, and there were those who either specialized in torture, or thought I would enjoy it.
The reverse paintings on glass on this page represent at least a year of my painting time. I was singing like a munchkin when I barely escaped.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!
I had no idea that because I never forced my children to watch it there was a void in their lives. Not thinking about it being a classic, I endured the pain alone.
Alas, live and learn. When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
Just for a little fun, I am throwing in some old western paintings. With television what it has become over the years, I no longer choose to participate in watching most of it. No one loves a good movie more than I do, but there just aren’t many of them.
What I enjoy is a movie that tells an interesting story. I have nothing against humor either. Yes, Throw a little bit of funny into that story.
Apparently the 2013 version of The Lone Ranger really flopped at the box office. I really did not understand why. Other than children between 15 and 18, the newer version could be enjoyed by anyone. And I only count out the younger people because they seem to be more interested in other things such as their cell phones. You can’t please every one, but comedy is comedy, and Johnny Depp nailed it!
This was not an old western painting, but many of the characters in it were from old westerns. Many people who have seen this reverse painting on glass have tried to identify the people in it. So far, only one lady got them all, and that was because my husband was standing next to me, as he stands next to Marilyn Monroe in the painting.continue reading
Reverse painting on glass in September 11, 2001, 911 series.
Lately the production of my New York State Park Paintings, a series of 6 has been doing very well.
This last week end, I had the opportunity to meet a lady named Roberta, who originally came from the Watkins Glen area, and graciously, gave to me a photo of one of her own favorite areas of that park. This morning I was close to being in shock to learn she lives only a couple miles from my husband and myself! I have lived here almost 40 years, and still have neighbors to meet. So, it’s safe to say I am not yet finished with the Watkins Glen State Park reverse paintings on glass. So very much area to cover.
are 4 additional paintings in progress, in my studio at this time, of varying views of these beautiful, water falls, all within New York State.
My husband and I recently visited the Pixley State Park, where the Pixley Falls are, and Niagara Falls as well. There will be more reverse painting on glass to come, even when this series of six is complete.
As you can see, I did my time in the Land of Oz. I Barely escaped, but singing like a munchkin after almost 2 years! These reverse paintings on glass can be found with detailed information on my web site, where prices are included. Please feel free to browse at your leisure.
When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
With the movie industry evolving the way it has for the last 77 years, small children would probably be more amused rather than scared out of their pants by the “Wizard of Oz”. Our levels of being frightened have evolved at an alarming pace. It seems as though animation has added a whole new dimension to our abilities to process fear. My own opinion is that it’s the world that is becoming scary.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!continue reading
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.