Violet Gem, double reverse glass painting by Sue Betanzos.
Currently on display at Tucson International Airport Central Gallery 08/21 - 1/14/22.
Violet Gem is part of my new series of reverse glass paintings that are actually two reverse glass paintings in one.
Artwork photo is of framed (on left), and a detail of this unique artwork (on right).
The effect is magical, with the tiny Rufous Hummingbird floating over a jewel colored amethyst faux stone glass painting. The glass paintings glow with layers of color from both panels.
Gold embellishments add to this rich contemporary wildlife painting.
The Verre’ Eglomise Reverse Glass Painting technique used in the creation of these glass paintings is very old, dating to pre-Roman eras.
Often seen at feeders in the spring and fall, the tiny Rufous Hummingbird is just 3 inches and makes one of the longest migrations each spring and fall, traveling about 2,000 miles each way from it’s winter home in Mexico to southern Alaska to breed - Solo!
Custom framed by expert Tucson framer, Mo's Gallery.
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