Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Back-painted glass is sexy art. It allows the painter to use color and different acrylic effects to create extraordinarily vibrant and tantalizing visual impacts. In a previous life this piece of art was a mirror. After removing the mirroring I had clear glass, which became my palette. I combined acrylic paint plus special effects like alcohol (on the glass!), salt, tape, drip techniques, and various sponges and brushes. This work was created in multiple layers over several days.
For me this work gives off a surreal feel...as if I had been transported to another planet with entirely different atmospherics. I'm looking past some kind of trees and into a blue swamp. I know you will find other things to see.
The paint was applied to the back of 1/4" glass and was sealed against moisture. When mounted on a wall you are looking through the glass to the image. This adds an intriguing sense of depth and lets the copper and gold to catch your eye. And the real bonus is that it's simple and easy to mount. Mounting brackets included. Enjoy!
The majority of my adult life has been spent in the consulting business around Washington DC. I retired in 2014. During 2004 and 2005 I had the opportunity to live in Geneva Switzerland and to travel in Europe, Africa, Russia, and Southeast Asia. Earlier, in my 20s, I served as a Merchant Marine officer and saw a good deal of the world then too, but in a very different way. I have a B.E. in Marine Engineering with a minor in Naval Architecture. Painting entered my life in the early 1990s, on weekends, in my unfinished basement where I would experiment with brushes and brushstrokes, colors and values, perspective, technique, and much more. All I needed was a sandwich, some wine, and music…and a rainy day when my daughter’s soccer game was cancelled. As with all of us, my life experiences have influenced how I see the world: what is interesting, shape and form, motion, context, color and so on. My experiences find their way into my art. I can be contacted via my website: jimcarrollart.com. I hope you enjoy my work.