Thursday, February 28, 2008

Reverse glass painting

This form of painting is called reverse glass painting, and as its name, is painted on the reverse side of the glass, all the things in the foreground are painted first, let dry, then the next layer of painting, and finally the last layer, which would be in a landscape painting the background, grass, sea, clouds, sky. Unlike the tinsel painting, the reverse glass painting is done in opaque oil paints, where the tinsel in painted with transparent oils. This type of painting was used on clocks, mirrors, cabinets, and to add a painting to nice old picture frames. The last 3 pictures I have added, and the steeple clock have been done in reverse glass.

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