Big Cat Paintings
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