Long story short, I could never paint well enough to be happy with my work by painting in reverse on glass. Reverse and glass are two words you won’t hear me say again.
This is my latest and last attempt.
I decided to do mixed media on canvas paper, then put it behind the glass. I am still doing 6 versions of Winny.
This is Boxer in Pearl Earring. What you see at the top is my latest attempt at crackling the background like an old Vermeer. Paint a coat of white glue, any brand, and while it is tacky, paint over it with paint. When it dries, it looks crackled, but mostly in one direction no mater how I paint the undercoat. I say good enough. This is my plan for the background.
I was thinking of an over-all name for the piece. Maybe Tiny Boxer like the Tiny Dancer song. Maybe she will be wearing Elton John sunglasses. The words for the song fit her perfectly.
Hold me closer, tiny boxer Count the headlights on the highway (like on a road trip) Lay me down in sheets of linen (in our bed) You had a busy day today (watching walkers by) That's all for now. I have a way forward that I am happy with. May I wish that for you. Gator Girl