March | Two Day | An introduction to Reverse Painting on Glass | Yanny Petters

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March | Two Day | An introduction to Reverse Painting on Glass | Yanny Petters

275.00

March Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st

10am- 4.30pm

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A very special introduction to the history and techniques of the ancient art of Verre Eglomisé/reverse painting on glass. 

In the Middle ages farmers painted icons in this technique, which were sold to pilgrims as a winter income.

In Victorian to modern times the technique is employed to decorate mirrors and shop signs.

Paint and gold or silver foil are applied to the back of clear glass, creating layers of brightly coloured and reflective designs.

In this two day workshop you will create an artwork from your own design. 

No prior experience required. All materials supplied.

About Yanny

Yanny Petters has been painting exquisitely detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s. Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. As well as working in watercolours and oils Yanny also specialises in ‘painting on glass’, a technique she has been developing since her signwriting years. Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Recently Yanny has been exploring Nature Print, which is a form of fine art monoprint in which the plant itself is used to print from. The technique was used in the Middle Ages to illustrate Herbals for Medicinal Plant identification.

Yanny teaches watercolour painting and drawing from nature and the purpose of her work is to raise awareness of the wonders of nature and especially the wild plants of Ireland.

She is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and the Water Colour Society of Ireland.