Paintings From Rome, New York
Pixley Falls has been an annual destination point for Rich (my husband) and me for quite a while. If we don’t get up there for a visit, we missed summer. I am sure the number of summers is numbered, so I will not take the chance of missing one of them.
These reverse paintings on glass measure 16″ x 20″ out of the frames, and are done on plexi-glass. They are done in oil paints, as is all of my work. When I got a look at the final results, it gave me inspiration to go up to the studio and paint, not that I lack for incentive.
A small park, halfway between North Western and Booneville, New York, Pixley Falls covers an area of 375 acres. Visitors have the opportunity to picnic right near the 50 foot waterfall. There is camping nearby at Lake Delta campgrounds, so Pixley Falls does get in the public eye more than one might think. It’s a rare day when we go up there without other people being there as well.
There is a trail for cross country skiing that spans part of the park where my husband and I have skied. We went there on my insistence last month so I could get a look at the falls in the middle of winter. While we were there, I shot some photos to work with on two paintings in progress. I don’t know how he deals with my enthusiasm in these matters! It went very well that we went when we did, because the weather warmed up beginning the following day. The water fall was still beautiful I am sure, but if we hadn’t gone that day, the opportunity to view it in the dead of winter would have been lost.
If you enjoy my reverse painting on glass of natures beauty, please visit my series of paintings of Watkins Glen too.
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.
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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