Big Cat Paintings

  • Big Cat Paintings in Reverse on Glass

    Big Cats

    Tiger Drinking

    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.

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    Leopard

    Even though my work has evolved since the tiger, I still like it, and am happy with the result of my invested time.

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    African Lioness

    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.

    Big Cat Paintings

    Cheetah Family

    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.

     

    Big Cat Paintings

    Leopard in Sash

    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.

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