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Monday, February 6, 2012

And Now For Something Different

Flame of Brighid
Brigid's Fire 16" X 20" acrylic and collage on plexiglass

For the last month I've been playing around reverse painting on plexiglass, and I completed this little wild thing just in time for Imbolc over at Inspiration Avenue. According to the ancient Celtic calendar "Imbolc is a celebration of the first signs of spring: the melting of January snows, the first blooms, the heaviness of animals expecting birth. It is a time of awakening, of new life, of new potential. A rebirth of light." It's also the time of Brigid's Feast Day; Brigid or Brighid is a triple goddess: fertility, poetry, and earthly fire, as well as one of the three patron saints of Ireland. You can read more about her here.

18 comments:

Bren said...

This is wonderful, makes me want to stand in front of it and sink through the layers. Love the 'awakening of new life, of new potential'

PURA said...

Good work.
Greetings from Spain.

Yvonne said...

This piece is absolutely STUNNING, Kathy!

IMGIRL said...

Looks like you have knocked it out of the park! I am loving all the colors, so earthy and alive.

Very nice submission!

Grannie Annie said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

New End Studio said...

Beautiful- colors, layers- everything!

Anne said...

Wonderful, love the layers of intensely bright colors... and that face! <3

Marit said...

Breathtaking beautiful Kathy! Totally inspiring too, so I'm off to explore the link you gave (for I've never heard of that godess before)

gma said...

Awesome painting...Love it!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
:-)

Terrie said...

My gosh I LOVE those layers. All that beautiful color and depth - just fabulous

Hettienne said...

This is incredibly beautiful!! and so fitting for the IA challenge! thank you for participating

priti.lisa said...

Beautiful, wistful, yet hopeful.
This painting says so much♥♥♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Impressive art. I know plexiglass is so hard to paint on. I'd never heard of this goddess before, so I'm delighted to learn a bit more.

iHanna said...

Love Brigid's Fire, Kathy, it's awesome and like a fire of colours. Yum!

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