Painting from back to front, the layers are added on top then progressively glazed to bring forward or push back areas.
So here are a couple of pics of a current portrait in progress.
Companions Lucky the dog and Mishka the kitty.
|Bug is attached to piece of stained glass. Epoxy ready to apply to the back (Gorilla 2 part epoxy).|
|Piece is attached. Paper pad added to the front to prevent sticking & add pressure in the center for even distribution. Little stones added to the bottom side for stability and decorative appeal.|
|Waiting for epoxy to set. Killing time at the airport... tick, tock...|
|Fast forward 1 hour. Ready to grout.|
|Taped and grouted with same black grout. It will probably not match exactly due to previous aged grout. But it should blend.|
|Finished repair with new bug and decorative stones. Ringtail cat on night blooming cactus in a starry night with meteor showers. Fossils, gem stones, stained glass, reverse glass painting, mirror and Scorpion! The Ringtail Cat is Arizona's state mammal, nocturnal, super cute in person.|
|Men's side with the repair. Tiny bat that I wish I had painted a mural background. He looks lonely over the water fountain!|
|Both mosaic murals at the west end of the baggage level. On the left and the right as people come down the stairs to collect baggage at welcome lounge B.|
|The women's mosaic mural at the west end baggage level. The center of that Agave is a large amethyst crystal and there are lots of little details such as fossils, gem stones, mirror, stained glass, hummingbird glass painting above, bugs, the real feather suspended under glass.|
|New scorpion replacement|
|Damage, missing bug.|
|Mural Before damage.|
|The back side of the glass that is being painted onto in reverse.|
|The front side of the glass that is viewed.|