Mermaid of Cortez painting, reverse glass painting by Sue Betanzos
Slip stream, quick silver sure, The Mermaid of the Sea of Cortez is guardian and friend to all in her undersea home.
Filled with sea life, there is so much detail, I never tire of looking at it - A gem of a reverse glass painting.
Rich, jewel tone colors with gold and silver highlights gleaming softly throughout the piece.
A colorful, delicate painting with gold paint highlights and tiny details that invite the viewer in for a closer look!
I loved researching the rich sea life from the Sea of Cortez in Baja Mexico, learning and loving this aspect as much as the actual work of the painting! (yes, art is work :)
Painted onto the glass on the backside of the glass, reverse glass painting or Verre Eglomise has a long history in European Painting where it has been known since the 14th century as a traditional painting technique.
Cash is fine if you are in Tucson. I can meet and deliver the artwork to you.