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To see more of Whitney art go to whitneypintellodesigns.com. on the back, in reverse order (detail first, then the subject then the background). Normally you’d paint the sky, the table, the apple, the shine on the apple, and then the fly on the shine on the apple.” It’s hard for some to grasp that process. Paint also dries very quickly on glass, demanding that you work very fast. Whitney practiced and taught herself how to master these new challenges. Some say windows are the eyes of a house much like our eyes are the window to our soul. It’s through these eyes that Whitney finds a deeper satisfaction: “My favorite part of reusing these windows, that are often eighty to one hundred years old, is that so many people looked through them over the years. They hold so much more his- tory or promise than merely a blank canvas.” Today Whitney Pintello still paints theater sets and murals (a recent project was the new Downtown Historic Paseo in Gilroy) but she holds dear the beauty of paint on old glass. Whitney has a BA in Creative Arts from San Jose State University and is the Associate Marketing Coordinator for Articulate Solutions. Over the years, she has been commissioned to do many local murals: a wine motif for Gilroy’s Westside Grill, a vineyard scene for Fortino Winery’s Barrell Room, a Venetian plaster for Sarah’s Vineyard, and most recently a mission and agricultural themed mural for the Mission City Grill in Santa Clara. She has been an active member of the Gilroy Rotary Club and is currently serving as Vice President on their Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Leadership Gilroy and enjoys painting for her family’s theater because “we get to create a new reality with every show!” GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 gmhtoday.com 43