Skating on the pond by Stewart Sherwood Ne’Qwa, in the Mandarin language, is the term for this centuries-old artistic tradition of reverse painting on the inside of glass. This technique creates a brilliance and luster that is not attainable with standard painting methods. Through a small opening in each ornament, the artist uses delicate brush strokes to hand-paint on the inside of mouth-blown glass. From outlining to shading to color application, all work is painstakingly done in freehand. The Art work was originally created by Stewart Sherwood.
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Stewart Sherwood is acclaimed by critics to be today’s pre-eminent Canadian realist painter and illustrator. Few artists have this extraordinary skill of depicting children with precision while being able to express deep sensitivity towards the subject. Internationally known, Stewart has an impressive list of credits, including illustrations of world figures, more than 20 magazine covers, a series of gold coins and winner of three gold plate awards.