Verre Eglomise & Reverse Glass Painting
The fine art of reverse glass gilding, or verre eglomise, and reverse glass painting are both accomplished using the same techniques and materials artisans used in the 17th and 18th centuries. The technique is used for creating surface decoration for clocks, mirror surrounds, window signs, mats for artwork or just stand-alone pieces. 23kt gold leaf is adhered with gelatin size on the reverse side of the glass, reverse etched and backed with enamel paint for reverse glass gilding and reverse glass paintings are worked in oils from details to background, all on the back of the glass. I can copy an existing damaged or broken glass or create a new , unique design. Glass mats are custom made to highlight your artwork and fit your frame. The traditional black enamel painted background can be used or any color you choose. Tabletops, trays, jewelry...the possibilities are endless. Just ask!
Faux finishes, trompe l'oeil and embellishments for your interior. I have worked in many historic and newly constructed homes and buildings to beautify and distinguish. Color is my specialty. Gold is my gift. What is your vision?
Have damage? I can fill and repaint missing or damaged areas in your restoration. Now you see it, now you don't.
Sensitive cleaning and restoration of antique clock dials is another service I offer.