Tag Archives: acrylic

Silver Moons Rising

Silver Moons Rising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These owl-ish pieces are little bits of Halloween fun. Each is 5″ x 5″ and ready to hang. Mixed media on canvas, the works are comprised of acrylic, layered sewing pattern paper, oil pastels, and spackle medium.

Owl Guard You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s There?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoots Watching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meow Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meow Moon is 8″ x 10″ and is also a mixed media piece on canvas, ready to hang. The same process was used as in the owls except for the addition of the cat, a found object that I modified and painted.

By Heather Brush, for sale at One Block East Gallery in Roanoke, VA.

 

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Hoots Out There

Hoots Out There

SOLD!  A series of mixed media canvases for Halloween. 8″ x 10″, 4″ x 12″, and 5″ x 5″. I found the owl trivets at my local Goodwill and had to bring them home. My grandma had these in her kitchen; she loved owls, and seeing them brought back memories of sitting at her table while she drank coffee, hot pot on an owl trivet.

These are canvas pieces, ready to hang. Underlayers are covered with dress pattern paper, which also helped mold the trees. Top layers add to the depth of the sky.

For sale, by Heather Brush.

Little Goldie Goldfish

Little Goldie Goldfish

9″ x 12″ Little Goldie Goldfish is a mixed media canvas that was a labor of love. I’m 42 years old and this piece is about a song I learned when I was about 4 years old. I still know all the words and if you ask me nicely I will sing it for you.

Little Goldie Goldfish

I recycled a box canvas for this piece…an old project that never came to completion. So it began with some layers of paper and gesso, to which I added layers of acrylic, modge podge, pattern paper, and oil pastel. The fish was a found item, made of plaster, and repainted.

Little Goldie Goldfish

Little Goldie Goldfish

I found the record recorded on youtube. Give it a listen!

This piece is posted for day 25 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Immortal Light

Immortal Light

5″ x 5″  Immortal Light is a mixed media piece on small box canvas. I’ve been playing with color and texture in answer to inspiration I received from Regina Spektor singing a song that mentions stars and light. That, and the awesome expanse of sky view I have here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I tried to capture that mixture of blue and pitch dark, and added a veil of night.

Immortal Light

I tried to think of what could possibly portray the vibrant light of stars and the best I could do was a handful of old sparkle gems that were floating around in one of my button boxes. I like the effect.

This piece is posted for day 21 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

It’s Just Old Light

It's Just Old Light

5″ x 5″  It’s Just Old Light is a mixed media piece on tiny box canvas. I was playing with texture and color in answer to inspiration from Regina Spektor and a song in which she sings about the stars and how they are just old light. I wanted to capture the depth of colors in the night sky but also the vibrance of starlight. Not sure I answered my inner vision, but I like the way it came out.

It's Just Old Light

I used acrylic, modge podged bits of pattern paper, and oil pastel blended with linseed oil. The stars are bits of mirror.

This piece is posted for day 20 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

Pandora’s Box

 
Pandora’s Box
12″ x 16″  Pandora’s Box as a mixed media assemblage on canvas. Greek mythology has always been a favorite of mine, but this particular myth is meaningful to me. Open the box, let all of the negative out, and what you have left is hope. It’s a good lesson.
 
The canvas was prepared with a coat of lightweight spackle to give it texture, then painted with acrylic in red and magenta. A black oil glaze was layered and followed by a matte varnish. The box was a found item, completely revamped. The chaos that is released from the box is created from glass bits, feather, material and wire.
 
 
Part of my series of fairy tales and fables, this is an older story that still holds truth today.
 
 
By Heather Brush. For Sale.

Envy is a Green Eyed Fox

Envy is a Green Eyed Fox

6″ x  6″  Envy is a Green Eyed Fox is a shadowbox assemblage, in simple depiction of the Aesop fable The Fox and the Grapes. The background is oil pastel on watercolor paper, blended with linseed oil. The fox is ink and acrylic on heavy duty drawing paper. The bunch of grapes is an antique glass salt shaker.

Fox detail

Fox top view

The fable, printed on vintage paper, affixed to the top of the shadowbox. The piece can be hung on the wall of stands alone.

Envy is a Green Eyed Fox is part of a series of works I am doing on fables and fairy tales. By Heather Brush.