People in Paintings
This reverse painting on plexi-glass was done on a 12″ x 15″ pane. My 2 year old grand son, Wyatt inadvertently laid a smaller frame on top of a larger painting, titled Country Boy, and when I went over to take it off, I realized there was an additional painting within the original. It encompassed only a part of the original. My only option was to paint it.
Wyatt is my country boy up close and personal. I admit to having been smitten with him. The only down side is that he seems to realize it. When he leaves here and goes home, he confides all we have done together with Wyatt’s Papa to his very best Elmo stuffed animal, whom he calls Melmo, it is later reported by our daughter. There are times when these conversations last up to an hour.
Even though Wyatt loves to build snowmen, I am looking forward to taking him to the park again this summer, so he can play on the swings, slides, and other toys, not to mention playing some baseball.continue reading
A reverse painting on plexi-glass, “Walk in the Park” is an image created in oils, as are all of my paintings. My husband and I had taken our grandson to the park to play. While we were there, I also wanted to show them the trail where I used to go horseback riding as a teen-ager. There is a trail that goes through the park in our town that intersects the old riding trail. Being not yet two years old when we went, Wyatt, our grandson is still in total wonderment of all things, even small toads and pine cones, so all three of us had a stellar time while we took a walk in the park.
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This country boy in the clover is an example of my reverse painting on glass, However, I painted it on plexi- glass.
One day when our grandson, Wyatt came over to visit, my husband, Rich and I decided to take him to the park in town. I had wanted to show Rich a trail there that intersected a trial I used to ride horse back on as a teen ager. And what a beautiful day it was to take Wyatt. Along the way, I picked up a tiny toad to show it to Wyatt. I put it back, and we went a ways before Wyatt pointed out another tiny toad.
He then claimed a pine cone from the trail as his own. Rich called it the souvenir we had bought him. We rode on the slides, swung on the swings, climbed on the climbing things, and had a wonderful day in all. It made for some great photographs to paint with later on, so I still got to see and enjoy our grandson, while painting, even while waiting to play with him again the following weekend.
‘Little Hayseed’ is a reverse painting on glass of my grand-son, Wyatt.. Maybe he isn’t really a little hayseed, but he does look like one in this reverse painting on glass, and he is a bit of a country boy, which is alright with his grandma!
It was a little hard not to laugh yesterday when I went over on a surprise visit. When Wyatt saw me, he started yelling :Nana, Nana!, only to run right past my out-stretched arms to my car. He was looking for his Papa. But on the other hand, he was very happy to see our Border Collie, Toby, and get a kiss from him! He has let me know repeatedly though, that I am very useful to him in the kitchen when I make “Mmmmm” for meals, and especially likes deserts! I am also the one who gets to fix problems when there are stinkers in the diaper. Lucky Nana. I have tried to remedy this affliction, bus to no avail so far.
This Country Boy is all boy. This reverse painting on plexi-glass depicts my grand-son Wyatt. He prefers his Papa over Nana, and at home he is always helping his Dada work in the garage or around the lawn. He has friends who are female, and even kisses them now and then! He will be a heart breaker!
He is shown by his father, a country boy grown up, how to do things for himself and help others when he can, and for this, I am grateful. He dearly loves to help out in the garden with his mother, carrying the produce as far as needed to get it where it’s needed. He even brings fresh vegetables to his Nana when he comes to visit! I do love that Wyatt is growing up in a rural environment, and that for now he is a Country Boy.
At first, I was afraid to try to paint people, but seem to have overcome that fear by painting children. To see more of my work in reverse painting on glass of people in paintings, such as ‘Country Boy’, please go to
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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.
People in Paintings keep things interesting and relatable. After all, how many times do we look at paintings of people we never even knew or will know? I believe it’s all a matter of how we can relate to what we are looking at.
I worked with a man who wanted to turn this painting around so he could see the faces of the two people in the painting. That does, I suppose make sense on a normal persons level.
A friend of my grand-niece playing for Copper City.
A reverse painting on glass of my husband and myself.
Somewhere I would like to be.
A young lady named Rachael, whom I have much admiration of. Last year she ran for the Vernon Verona Sherrill track team, and as you can see, is a formidable force to be vying against.
Judy Garland and Ray Bolger in a classic.
When I began painting on glass, I was afraid to paint people. They might be insulted. I did several pet portraits, and never got bitten or snarled at, so somewhere along the line, I guess I got over it. Please feel free to browse through my web site to view more of my people in paintings!