Owl Paintings in Reverse Paintings on Glass are a thing I love to look at. There are enough species of ows in central New York to keep me painting for years.
Above, for instance, you will see a Great Horned Owl. The farmers who are still left around here can usually tell you they have a Screech Owl nested nearby. I can not even say how diversified the owl population is in this area.
Some of the species only migrate through, but when they do, it seems as though everyone notices. Don’t quote me on this, but I believe the Snowy owls migrate through the New York area every seven years. The las time it was spectacular!
As eerie and intimidating as their hoots might be, I would invite a few of these in my own area to cut down the mouse population. After all, they are raptors.
Native American lore suggests that it is very unlucky to hear an owl hoot. And they associated owls with death. I guess it is a good thing that only a few tribes lived in this area that I do.
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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.
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Though I don’t claim membership in any particular denominational faith, I do have my own (very strong) beliefs.
This is what the big part of my reverse painting on glass is about. There are times when just a few short words combined together mean something so very profound. When I find these verbal gems, it isn’t hard for me to be able to see the painting that my mind wants to match it up with.
Because my regular job is working with individuals with disabilities, It is probably a little easier for me to find the beauty in some of these people more so than for other unrelated people. That is what I thought about while working on the ram seen above.
Many of these sayings just come from brilliant people who I wish that I knew. What ever the source, I hope that it continues to flow toward me. In any event, I don’t think the magnitude of the beauty of these words is even possible without the Divine Creator.
Now for a different take on the painting shown above,
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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
The Clinton Fine Arts and Craft Show is on Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th, and is my next venue upcoming. Among my other reverse paintings that will be on display there will be my pet portraits and New York State park paintings. Saturday the show will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday it will be 10 until 4.
The 2 paintings featured above got framed this morning, and I will be framing an additional 2 paintings by the time the show opens, so that I may display the first 6 of my New York State reverse paintings on glass. So far, they each measure 16″ x 20″. So please wish me good luck, and I hope there is a good attendance at the show.