The painting is three-dimensional, with ridges of red protruding through the blue-green as much as a quarter inch. The blue-green surface has been sanded in carefully chosen places to expose the under-painting, which consists of twelve different blues and greens. The large red margin consists of two different shades of red, the top layer sanded to expose the darker bottom layer. The red margin is also thickened with acrylic mediums, so stands off the surface of the canvas. Much of the painting was "painted" with a cement trowel. Fascinating to view, it is equally a pleasure to touch. And it is acrylic, so can be touched!
Copyright 2015. Brenda Helt, Fine Artist. All rights reserved.
Acrylic and molding paste on gallery-wrapped canvas with an acrylic satin varnish and built-in mounting brackets on all four sides. You decide which way is up!
58.5" x 40" x 1.5"
Purely abstract, this large painting contains furtive flashes of iridescent silver visible only in certain slants of light and suggestive of that deadly fish. Conceptually, I mean these flashes and the title to indicate those pretty, shiny things (or people) we welcome into our lives that (or who) might prove dangerous. But you may see other things entirely; there is no "correct" way to view it.