Skiing in Central New York hasn’t been possible for the most part in the. last two years. When the snow was here, so was the bitter cold. and when the temperatures were right, there wasn’t enough snow.
When skiing is the one thing you look forward to doing in winter, these statements can be painful. There was a storm last night, and it continues to snow today, now that it’s already late in January, so I do have hopes of being able to go out this weekend with my husband, my sister and brother-in-law.
We ski the canal trail out of Booneville quite often, but Jeanette and Tim are ready to try something different, so we may end up on the Egypt Rd. trail on Saturday.
Rich and I have been there with the Special Olympic people a few times and are familiar with the trail. There are a lot of hills sharp turns, and all manner tests to pass up there without taking a spill. That would not be new to us either, we go for the fun and the work out,
not to mention a couple of beers and some hot wings at the local pub. Incidentally, the name of it is The Pub.
May all who read this have as good of a weekend as I hope for!continue reading
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
The term North American wildlife covers a multitude of species of animal. But how many people spend time and money just to view them in their natural habitat? Countless, I am sure. There is no more exciting a sight than that of an eagle soaring majestically to his or her nest to be with their clutch of eaglets.
Though I did once come face to face with a white tail buck during rut, I doubt It would have been so wondrous had the circumstances been more dangerous.
And then there are those who feed chipmunks and squirrels. some even by hand. Think of the industry of wild bird seeds and feeders, the bird houses. All for people who love to see north American wildlife on a regular basis at a convenient place for them.
Then you have the hunters, who buy their guns, maintain them, pay for the license every year, and never bring home the bacon. ( It’s really about getting outdoors and just enjoying the wildlife they do see. )
Weather they are majestic or meek, large or small, ferocious or timid, North American Wildlife is a huge subject matter that encompasses a plethora of species of mysteries!
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An Artist Statement for Reverse Painting Lady is my explanation for doing what I am in my artwork.
I began painting in oils on canvass at an early age, but at the same time, I was also smitten by reverse paintings on glass that I had seen in my parents’ antique shop. Even though a few of them were almost 200 years old, the colors still popped.
After several years of framing my paintings, the glass panes from the frames were piling up. So using the experience I had, and a copious amount of inspiration from my best friend and husband, Rich, I ran with it.
The first thing to enter the painting would be the last thing that happened in the scene Necessary details would also be painted near the start. The final view of the painting is from the opposite side of the glass. So if I paint the subject facing left, you will see it as facing right. Because I have to layer the paint, I have a friend who says my work looks like it was done by an 8 year old child from the side on which I paint. She still doesn’t understand how it can come out looking so finished. We have known each other for years, and apparently I don’t yet explain the process well enough.
I like to do my reverse painting on glass of pet portraits, your garden variety floral art, and religious paintings. After all, I would not be painting if I didn’t have the abilities I was given. For the majority, the theme of my work is based on nature, mankind, and religion. How they relate to one another and each other.continue reading
African Art in Reverse Painting on Glass is a subject of my painting that I found to be fascinating! What a plethora of wildlife and beauty to be found there. Painting these beauties required absolutely no outside inspiration.
It is certain that the great creator spent some serious time in Africa.
Even though I greatly admire the big cats, there seems to be an endless supply of magnificence on this continent.
It goes without saying there is no shortage of cuteness as well.
These reverse painting on glass are for sale, with shipping and handling free. I will have each order insured as well, with no additional charges to you. It’s been on my mind while writing this that maybe the people who read it might want to know why it is that I paint on glass, so I think my next blog post will be an artist’s statement in the hope that it helps anyone who wishes to understand. Using oil paints, the process is time-consuming, so more often than not, there are 5 to 6 paintings in progress at any given time.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank the people who do read my posts for their interest!
Not only do I love spending my time painting on glass, but I also like to work in my flower beds each year. Now that I am getting older, I have had to cut out a few of the flower gardens, and let them return to lawn. That part was hateful, but necessary in order to keep my back from going into muscle spasms.
But when it’s all said and done, it’s about getting the blooms you enjoy the most. Our driveway is over 100 feet long, and after it was black topped, I decided to have over 12″ on each side full of flowers. I’ll be the first to tell you it’s a lot of work, but so rewarding!
There is still a beautiful old lilac bush where my flower bed on the west side of the property is. And the daffodils still come up around it every year. It’s hard to discourage a daffodil once they get an idea going on. Who would want to anyway? Such pretty blooms!
My husband’s favorites in the flower beds though are the volunteer tomato plants that have come up every year. Useful, too!
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!
The reverse paintings on glass that can be seen on my web site are for sale. Please click on the pictures to view details.
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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Let me begin by saying that I like to work on my seasonal paintings in reverse painting on glass in series. It isn’t just the cost of the oil paints, but more the train of thought that causes this.
If there are five or six glass paintings going on in the studio at one time, and they are all of or related to the same subject, it is very likely that many of the same colors will be used on each of them. The reason for there being so many paintings being done at once is that when the oil paints are applied to the glass, (a non porous surface) requires several days to dry. If it isn’t dry when it’s painted on again, the risk of smearing the paint is great. If there is paint to be smeared, the job is mine.
Because we are half way through November at this time, there are paintings being done of Autumn leaves in the process in the studio. I have been working on reverse paintings of New York State Parks, but I really needed a break from the waterfall life, before going back to it. If the paints don’t dry in time for me to work on them again, I can always return to Pixley Falls for a session or two.
My reverse paintings on glass that you see on this page, as well as others, are for sale. More information can be found on my website All shipping and handling costs are included in the price of the painting, so the only extra charge is for tax, which I have no control over.
Please enjoy, and let me know what you think!
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.