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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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!