Copyright 2015. Brenda Helt, Fine Artist. All rights reserved.
Acrylic and acrylic mediums on gallery-wrapped canvas with a built-in mounting bracket. The title is painted on the inch and a half wide bottom edge of the canvas frame, where it can be viewed from below, but doesn't interfere with the picture itself.
72” x 72” x 1.5”
This large (6 foot by 6 foot) abstract painting was inspired by galactic nebulae--often beautiful clouds of dust and gasses in outer space which eventually form stars and even planets. In this case I imagine the earth viewed through a cosmic cloud in outer space. But you may see other things in it, and what you see will likely change over time. The painting entrances the viewer and inspires the imagination.
Technically, the painting is highly textured. Bright colors are visible through cracks and fissures in the white, as well as being painted in multiple layers under the white layer and over it. It's a tactile painting, and viewers find themselves hard-pressed not to touch it. But that's okay; it can safely be touched.
Cosmic Cloud's large size makes it suitable for an urban loft or any setting with high ceilings and plenty of wall space.