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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.

Red’s Wolf

Red's Wolf

13″ x 17″  Red’s Wolf is an assemblage mixed media piece on canvas. The final piece in my fairy tale series (unless something compells me to continue); it is now my favorite in the series. As a very young child, my mother made me into Red Riding Hood for Halloween. It was my favorite costume. As an adult I relate to little red, turning away the wolf’s advances but being tricked when he disguises himself. It is the perfect innocence and wickedness story, where good triumphs over evil. It is my hope that my depiction shows the yin yang of the story, the need for both sides.

Red's Wolf

I used lightweight spackle to create the wolf and one of the trees. The other trees are made from sewing pattern paper. Red is simply a portion of a china doll head, and her red cloak is rag paper. The wolf sports a ragged coat including bits of old paintbrush.

Red's Wolf

By Heather Brush. For sale.
 

The artist, once upon a time.

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.

Radio Red

Radio Red

10″ x 30″  Radio Red is part of a series depicting well known iconic fonts. This one appears in the memories of many as a little red wagon.  Acrylic on canvas with antique metal wheel.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Leaves Between the Lines

Leaves Between the Lines

24″ x 36″ Leaves Between the Lines is a mixed media collage. It is made of acrylic and spackle on canvas with tree trunks made of book covers and leaves made of book pages treated with linseed oil and acrylic, and finishing touches of metal leaves coated with bits of book page.  

Inspiration for this piece comes from looking out the back door of my studio where the forest behind is at eye level, being up a hill. The autumn colors fill the glass pane and demand attention. Being a literary chick, the materials for this work were easy to imagine. Leaves between the lines of tree trunks, made of lines on pages.

By Heather Brush. Leaves Between the Lines is available for sale, $65.

 

Leaves Between the Lines detail

Day 2 of the Art Every Day Month challenge.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

 12″ x 16″ Summer Garden is acrylic on canvas with found items. By Heather Brush.