Matte Painting Blog

I have always been interested in matte painting, since I like fantastic landscapes, but I never really "got" how the Painting-on-Glass thing really worked. This blog has a long interview with Jim Danforth (that is his painting up there) and not only can you see how the glass mattes work with models and live action footage, the movies are pretty awesome too. Plus, who wouldn't want to paint a triceratops doing an "oops" off a cliff to the accompaniment of a flaming sunset? And he even got paid to paint it!