Size: 24"W x 24"H x 0.2"D
Year Created: 2016
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, circa 1930. After removing the mirroring I had clear glass. This is my palette. I combine acrylic paint and special effects like alcohol, salt, tape, and various sponges and brushes. The work was created in multiple layers over several days.
The gold/yellow lines remind me vaguely of a British soldier in full parade march, swinging his arms and walking purposefully; or maybe I'm look down at airport runways from 10,000 feet.....or something entirely different! Or....turn it so a different edge is up and look again.
The paint is applied to the back of the glass and is 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.