This Good Samaritan Contemporary Icon brings the Good Samaritan story vividly to life. It makes an ideal gift for volunteers or anyone who performs service or ministry – even more so because each painting is hand-made and hand-signed b the artist. Made in Poland by a deeply spiritual artist, this icon is an enriching and symbolically profound Father’s Day or Christmas gift. It is painted in a medium known as “reverse oil painting” on glass, which causes the icon to be literally radiant with reflective light. At 3.5 x 5 inches, this painting is an ideal gift, as it can be placed in nearly any setting and complement the decor while adding a spiritually meaningful and artistically charming touch.
A Reverse Oil Painting on Glass
Reverse oil painting on glass is an art technique by which the artist paints a picture on the reverse side of a glass surface. Realistic reverse paintings are extremely challenging to create since, for example, in painting a face, the artist must put the pupil of an eye on the glass before the iris, exactly the opposite of painting a picture. The artist is not able to correct any errors made earlier since the surface between the glass and the paint already applied is now completely inaccessible. An artist in Poland who specializes in religious themes painted this and many other reverse oil paintings on glass. Each of these beautiful paintings are enclosed in handmade frames with a leather back made by the artist’s elderly mother. No two paintings are alike. To see other reverse oil paintings by the same artist, click here.
Each icon is a true one-of-a-kind original work of art. Colors and depiction will vary, sometimes significantly. We are happy to email you images of what is currently available. Please contact us.
A Gift for Volunteers that Honors Charity and Love
This unique reverse oil on glass painting is a beautiful window onto the true meaning of the Good Samaritan. The faces of the characters in the painting are especially poignant, radiating a serene kindness, a reminder of that the dividends of kindness are serenity and peace. The landscape behind the immediate scene, as well, is jaw-dropping and features vibrant colors in placid gradients. As a hand-painted, hand-signed work of art, this is a unique gift that truly shows the appreciation you have for the recipient and spreads a much-needed message of kindness.