Verre Églomisé Paintings

Verre Églomisé Paintings For sale

The term Verre Églomisé is derived from the French for glass(verre) and Glomy(églomisé) from Jean-Baptise Glomy an 18th Century Parisian art dealer who re-popularised the technique. It is a very old technique first used in pre Roman times but became popular again in the 15th Century and has been used in many art and craft forms with a resurgence of interest taking place now. Essentially it involves a mix of applying Gold leaf, painting and engraving onto the back of glass. This requires the Artist to be able to build up the image in reverse to what is the norm when painting on the front side. That is to say, the top layer goes on first and subsequent layers are applied until finally you apply the background layer.
Gold leaf is applied using a subtance called Isinglass to create a firm bond between leaf and glass. It comes from the swim bladders of fish and creates an invisible bond leaving the leaf with a mirror like surface on the glass. When combined with enamel paint the result are paintings which are highly dynamic as they catch the light and reflect differently as you move around the room. These paintings make a wonderful focal point in any hanging space.
Tim Dolby has been experimenting and developing his mastery of the technique in a contemporary style and this body of work forms the content of his second exhibition using the technique ( Isinglass II ) , the first having been extremely well received.
Fire Tree
Fire Tree
Fire Mountain
Fire Mountain
Magma
Magma
Ginkgo
Ginkgo
Campagne
Campagne
Fusion
Fusion
Winter
Winter
Lake
Lake
Carp
Carp