Same painting on different background
‘’Reverse Painting’’ is a technique which involves the
application of paint to the back of a piece of glass and
then turning the glass over to view the painting from the
front. The big challenge is knowing how the piece looks
from the front while working from behind.
Rather than paint directly on glass, Antonella paints on
clear acetate as a base, and then places glass between
the painted acetate and a colored background, thereby
enhancing the work’s depth, luminosity and translucency.
This approach has elements in common with traditional
cell animation where independent foregrounds and
backgrounds are used to create illusions of perspective,
movement and light.