Rubies are found in shades of red from pale pink to a deep crimson, just like the glowing tones in this richly-coloured circular Labyrinth. Outlined in gold and set against a dramatic black background, this unique collage painting would make a real statement piece on the wall.
The intriguing design of a Labyrinth represents a journey to the interior, and then back out into the world, and I love using it for my collage paintings.
It is created from torn-up fragments of different paintings and drawings I have done previously, using acrylic, watercolour, oil pastel, charcoal and ink. The background is heavily textured and painted black.
Once the design was positioned I embellished it with a sprinkle of glitter and a scattering of little gems, then sealed it with a water-based transparent glue to keep everything firmly in place.
This original artwork is on box canvas on a substantial wooden frame, is signed on the front and comes with some guidelines on how you can care for it to keep it looking beautiful for many years.
It doesn’t need framing – the back is finished with D-rings and a cord, with protective felt bumpers so it’s ready to hang.
LABYRINTH - ruby red
Ruby is the birthstone for July. It stands for enthusiasm, strength and love, and is traditionally associated with the 40th wedding anniversary.
Height: 60 cm
Width: 60 cm
Depth: 4 cm