Born and raised in the Rome, New York area, Sally Tagliere, that would be myself, is the seventh of eight children born to William and Elmina Nemyier, who ran an antique shop in Floyd for over fifty years. Most weekends in the fair weather were spent at antique shows and flea markets. My interest in antiques remains with me. Being the mother of four children, and choosing to be at home with them, at least until they were in their teens, I opted to work at home for several years refinishing furniture. After my third child was born,I took classes at BOCES in New Hartford and the RACC painting in oils. Many times, the classes were taken with other members of my family. I continued to paint until the refinishing and the children became the main focus of my life, and the paints had to be put away.
Several years later, the only child still at home was ready to leave for her last year of college. This was my second daughter, Bobbi. Before leaving, Bobbi insisted I go buy more paint and canvass and get busy. The battle raged, and Bobbi won, so off to the local art supply store we went.
Starting over at the painting was discouraging at first. There were a few good paintings on the walls that had been done years before, and it took over a year of painting every night after work to pick up where I had left off. After I had gotten this far, and stopped to take a look, I found stacks upon stacks of glass left over from the frames I had put on the oil paintings. A close friend, Richard, asked one day what I was going to do with the glass, and I replied that I didn’t know, and slept on it. (Richard and I got married several years later, and are celebrating our 7th honey moon.)
When I woke up the next day, I decided to paint on the glass. There had been hundreds of reverse paintings on glass at the antique shows, and decided that it wasn’t impossible, so “why not” Reverse Painting on glass is a technique that has been done for thousands of years. The origins are still unclear, but there are still people painting on glass.
The art form of reverse painting on glass has
been traced back thousands of years, but never
actually pinpointed to the exact area of Asia
in which it originated. Personal experience has
taught me that latex and acrylic paints are not
suitable mediums in which to paint. Oils are
very good for painting on glass because they
stay where put when dry. The first thing to go
in the painting is the last thing that entered
the picture, such as a reflection on water or
shadow. Afterword, the details, such as jewelry
or grasses in the foreground, and so on until
the painting is finished. The painting becomes
‘reversed’ when it is viewed from the opposite
Do not hesitate to contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! My art can be found in reverse painting on glass. and if anyone is interested in purchasing any of these paintings, I can be contacted through the comment area at the bottom of the page in the