Reverse painting on glass
The Rennie family at Jonny B’s are wonderful people to continue to feed me now and then, so Rich and I will continue the Reverse Painting on Glass displayed at Jonny B’s Tavern.
It would be impossible to hang all of the reverse paintings on glass down there, so we change them out now and then, in an effort to keep the patrons having something to enjoy and hopefully converse about. People are probably getting tired of the seasonal paintings, especially winter so we have moved the Watkins Glen series down in addition to the Pet Portraits. Rich wanted to take some of the Big Cat Paintings, or maybe the African Art, but Pam Rennie leaves this up to me, so I have to decide what people might want to see. It’s a tall order!
A Family oriented type of restaurant,, they are open daily at 11:30 a.m. and serve fine meals through the evening. For those just passing through, carry out meals can be called in, and picked up at the bar. The service is always friendly, as well as efficient.
It can be found in the town of Floyd on New Floyd Road ( Route 365 ) at the intersection of Camroden Rd. and 365.
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
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!
I am the ‘reverse painting lady’, and would like nothing better than to share my work in reverse painting on glass with any one who wants to see it, so please feel free to browse through my website. Comments are welcome, and I check my site daily to answer any questions that should arise.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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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!
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
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!
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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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