|Rainforest Parrot tropical wall sconce, Floravita
"It was not an easy task, it took 6 months before I could think backwards, learn to write backwards, as everything had to be in reverse order. The light in the eye had to go in before the pupil, then the pupil before the white, the white before the eye itself. Don’t forget the eyelashes had to be put in...so as to look as if they are in front of it all. Mistakes are not al-lowed, everything must be perfect from start to finish, or start again. You then see the difficulty in building a picture in this manner; [it is] not easy. Continue until you complete your figure, then the background reversing the clouds so they are in front of the blue sky, also shading is in the op-posite side. At times I thought I would never master it. But I stuck at it, and I have now introduced new techniques and different types of paint, different types of glass and many other ways of getting the best from this type of art." --C. Dowson
|Indian Winter, C. Dowson
|Captain Joseph Huddart, Chinese
reverse glass painting, c. 1785-89
|Two different artists paint largely the same scene.
|Art Deco reverse hand painted glass in a
French Rococo style with natural dried
flowers forming a background.
|George Huszar continues a long tradition of painting
eastern European icons on the back of glass.
|Regardless of the type of paint used, the rules remain the same--details first, general areas last.
|Ruben Vargas, Art Deco reverse glass painting.
|Untitled, Regina Reim,
reverse glass painting, 21st century