I paint directly on glass, practicing an old technique used in the making of the first icons in Romania. The process consists of first drawing the subject in black ink directly onto the glass, then gradually adding colors in a a specific order. All texts and subtitles must be written backwards, from right to left, as if one was looking into a mirror. When finished, the paint is sprayed with a special compound, making it impossible to distort, smudge, or rub off. This compound also helps preserve the art for many years, keeping it colorful and vibrant. I often decorate the frame to match the content of the painting.