Reverse painting on glass
Even though I do not consider myself a religious person, I will venture to say that I am spiritual, firmly believing there is a God, and he is real and alive.
Every one’s beliefs are different, and I respect their right to their own beliefs. So there you have it right from the beginning. Every once in a while I find a passage or two from the Bible that moves me, so I paint what I feel that relates to it.
For we walk by faith, not by sight was a subject I thought about. In my mind, it would be represented by an older person walking with a cane. Until I happened upon this picture of my grand-niece in an old photograph.
I may still work on that passage again when I find the right subject for the painting.
I also believe the power of prayer is a powerful force not to be taken lightly.
I have not traveled extensively, so can only speak for myself when I say that I do see God’s hand in every thing around me. He is the biggest part of my life.
While at an Art and Craft show last fall, I met a gentleman with an interesting story. As he approached one of my reverse paintings on glass of Watkins Glen for a better view of it, he told me that he had been there after a violent storm that was so bad the park had to close temporarily.
He and his wife waited for three hours before they were allowed in. The trek was a muddy and wet, and not so pleasant as one might expect. That is until he saw the rushing waters. He told me it was an awe inspiring sight.
He said if I had the opportunity in the future, I should plan a trip there specifically after a brutal storm, just so that I would see what he had seen. It sounded like very caring , not to mention thoughtful advice that I hope to follow at some time in the next year,
Not that it matters, but when the show closed, and people were leaving, I noticed that he was pushing a wheel chair with a lovely lady in it, about his own age. I believe what I saw there was an absolutely beautiful human being.
If my paintings caused him to recall such a perfect day for him, I think I should continue to work on them.
In an effort to keep the story straight, I made a mistake in the reverse painting on glass you see above. Please be forgiving that I signed the painting two times, and one of them was backwards. I have no explanation for this.
One of the things I have learned about pricing my paintings is that one must first know how much time is invested in each of them. Since I only have about one and a half hours to devote to painting, it isn’t as difficult to figure out as you may think. It gave me an unexpected view of the value of my work.continue reading
Butterfly and Dragonfly Paintings are wonderfully fun to do for me. They are always dressed so magnificently, and I only wish that I was! Many times I work on my paintings with photographs nearby to use as reference, so I have gone out to do my own photo sessions at times. One summer day, there was a Swallow Tail butterfly in the flower bed. That was the first and last time I ever got attacked by a butterfly! I must have gotten too close, and it began beating it’s wings on my face. I let out a few screeches before I began laughing hysterically by the time I got up the driveway.
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Pet portraits are wonderful to paint.
When I paint them, I always begin with the eyes. I need to know where they’re looking. Not to say I can’t paint in a whisker or strand of fur in the same painting session, but the eyes need to be in place before I can go further. Some people like to take pictures of their pets as much as they like taking photos of their children. I like to take the best of these photos and use them as a model for a reverse painting on glass.
I paint in oils on the back side of glass. The side the painting is viewed from is opposite of the side of the glass that the paint is not on. So if the subject of the reverse painting on glass is facing left when I look at it, he will be facing right when you view him, as Dolce is in the painting above. The oils take time to dry, and I can not work on wet paint without making a mess, so, some of my paintings take months to accomplish.
These reverse paintings on glass are for sale, and I try not to be a difficult person to deal with. If interested in any of them, please leave a comment.continue reading
“Are You Alright?”
Wizard of Oz Paintings were one of the first if my subjects in reverse painting on glass.
My career in reverse painting on glass began in the land of Oz. Days after seeing the movie each year, I would have the nightmares about flying monkeys.
It wasn’t as though I ever even wanted to watch it, but I have 5 sisters, and there were those who either specialized in torture, or thought I would enjoy it.
The reverse paintings on glass on this page represent at least a year of my painting time. I was singing like a munchkin when I barely escaped.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!
I had no idea that because I never forced my children to watch it there was a void in their lives. Not thinking about it being a classic, I endured the pain alone.
Alas, live and learn. When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
Reverse painting on glass in September 11, 2001, 911 series.
As you can see, I did my time in the Land of Oz. I Barely escaped, but singing like a munchkin after almost 2 years! These reverse paintings on glass can be found with detailed information on my web site, where prices are included. Please feel free to browse at your leisure.
When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
With the movie industry evolving the way it has for the last 77 years, small children would probably be more amused rather than scared out of their pants by the “Wizard of Oz”. Our levels of being frightened have evolved at an alarming pace. It seems as though animation has added a whole new dimension to our abilities to process fear. My own opinion is that it’s the world that is becoming scary.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!continue reading
Hi, my name is Sally Tagliere.
I began painting in oils on canvass at a young age, but at the same time was rather taken by the reverse paintings on glass I had seen at antique shows. Even though a few of them were close to 200 years old, the colors in them still popped.
After several years of framing my paintings, I found the glass panes piling up, so using the experience I already had, I ran with it.
The first things to enter the painting were the last things that happened in the scene. If I painted the subject facing left, because the final view would be from the opposite side of the glass, you would see it as facing right.
The underlying theme of my work is based on nature, mankind and Christianity; how they relate to one another and to each other.