I am sending out a huge thank you to the Rome Art Association. While attending my first meeting there, I found the people of the RAA to be a group of inspiration and wholly warm and friendly. My reverse painting on glass, “Autumn Pheasant” was not only accepted in their competition for Artist of the Month, but won first place! What an Honor!
Thank you again to the RAA.
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The painting above can be viewed at the Jervis Public Library for the next month.
Adirondack Art in Reverse Painting on Glass is something I am familiar with. Having been born and raised in Rome, New York, I have made this area my home.
For those who aren’t acquainted with the area, The Adirondacks are one of the oldest ranges of mountains in North America and only an hour or two from Rome. They were formed by glaciers wending their way through during the ice age. Evidence of this can still be easily found in the ravines and chasms in northern and central New York.
My husband and I enjoy cross country skiing in the winter, and sometimes have to go to the foothills of the Adirondacks for the snow. When one is unquestionably living in the second half of their life, and still find unfathomable views in the dead of winter, it comes as refreshing!
Even if you visit to see the North American Wildlife it is rewarding.
Remaining a wilderness in the majority of the area, the north country can be a potentially dangerous place, especially for the out of towners who don’t realize there are still places with no accessible cell towers. If it took you two hours to get up there, and something unforeseen were to happen, just think about the trip back down on a stretcher. If you are going to mountain climb, please go prepared! We went mountain climbing for my first time last fall with my sister and brother in-law. It was fabulous!
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Zebra Paintings in Reverse on Glass may not have been something I would have thought of doing on my own. It began years ago from a tiny bit of inspiration from my second grandson, Joshua. After driving the almost four hours it requires, I arrived at my son-in-law and daughters house in Niagara Falls. This was a trip only made once or twice a year, because of work, life, and motivation for the drive. My previous visit had been when Joshua was about 18 months old. He needed drainage tubes put in his ears because of repeated episodes of infections. At that point in life, he spoke only a few basic words.
When I parked the truck in the driveway though, after a friendly wave “hello” to their neighbor, Marty, imagine my surprise when Josh ran outdoors calling out “Gramma, Gramma, my favorite color is purple! and my favorite animals are zebras! I don’t know why God didn’t make purple zebras, Imagine my insight into this small person. A wonderful beginning it was! By the time I had finished painting the purple zebras, though, his thoughts had turned elsewhere.
Even though Josh was no longer interested in the Good Lord’s choice of coloration for wild beasts, he left his Gramma with a muse. A wonderful gift!continue reading
While in the midst of working on the seventh and eighth paintings of New York State Parks in reverse painting on glass, I decided it was time for a fun break. So, I began a couple smaller paintings of raindrops in art.
Considering the possibilities are endless, I really should try to curb my enthusiasm, but yesterday there was such a gorgeous photograph a friend put on social media of an icicle which is collective frozen raindrops almost… Like already stated, my enthusiasm does run amok.
A former co-worker of mine takes really great photos, but the problem is that she needs a better camera than the one on her cell phone to do it with. Alas, there are times when I work with the seemingly impossible.
One of the photographs she gave me was of the reflection in a raindrops in art on the limb of a tree. I painted my reverse painting on glass until I could put no more into it. Because the raindrop was convex, the reflection I saw looked to be upside down. What I saw in the reflection was the steeple and cross and main part of the structure of a church. There was a curved being to one side of the church that shows up only faintly in the painting that to me looked like a woman in a long raincoat. In the photo she was standing, but in the painting of Raindrops in art she seemed to be hovering above ground around the church. I am unable to say how that happened.
Avian Art is always basically natural in form. As can be seen in all creatures, their perfection is a work of beauty.
From the small wren to some of the larger raptors, birds are species of perfection.
Where I live in Central New York State we are blessed with a multitude of avian wildlife to observe.
For the first 40 years of my life, I would never have believed that there would be Bald Eagles in this area. That was then.
Since they were reintroduced into the area, they are no longer rarely seen at all.
So, even though some of my avian art in reverse painting on glass is not always as clear as some of my artwork, I can think of no more beautiful and natural subject to paint.
While driving around what the locals here call the back stretch, a road on the north and east side of the air base in Rome one day, I saw an adult Bald Eagle just lifting off the ground with a rabbit in his talons. They were only about 30 feet away from me! By the time I was able to inhale again, it was over. I am truly sorry for anyone who thinks that awful, but it was a magnificent sight to witness!
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My husband, Rich asked me when I began painting on glass exactly what I had in mind as the final result. My answer was that I wanted to be able to paint something that anyone in the world would recognize. Like maybe a “69 Ford Mustang. I guess it happened.
Rich had a beautiful “71 Chevelle Super Sport when I met him, but he sold it. He now has a Mustang Bullitt in the garage. He must really like it a lot, because the Bullitt got it’s own new garage.
My brother-in-law, Timmy T. had a gorgeous old Plymouth “38 Coupe, but that caught fire on Starr Hill north of the town of Steuben, and alas, by the time the fire department got there, the old girl was gone.
The old car models had such distinctive features, like the three holes in the fenders of Buicks, or the flying ladies on the radiator caps of the Rolls Royces. Now it seems as though all of the makes and models look alike except for the emblems, and they aren’t always easy to locate.
No one knows more how easy it is to break glass, and Rich learned with this painting. The framing can be difficult, and a corner of the barn broke off when he tried to get this glass pane in the frame. There was a man in total disbelief. I took a look at it though, and decided he had improved the painting by breaking off the distracting parts. I then took it to the glass cutter, and asked him to resize it by making it smaller. Voila!
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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.
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.