Reverse painting

Reverse painting

The term applied to a number of decorative techniques, all of which involve painting, on the back side of the glass, a design that is viewed from the front (that is, through the glass). Because of this, the painter must apply the pigments in the reverse of the normal order, beginning with the highlights and ending with the background.

Alternate Spellings: 
reverse painted
reverse paint
reverse-paint
reverse-painted
reverse-painting
Term Variations: 
Hinterglasmalerei