Art Pieces

See BrendaLeachArt site for recent work!

For fashion, performers, gallery openings, therapeutic process, photo shoots, etc. Tell me about your project, and let’s see what we can create!

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UV paint for MAH’s Glow Festival. Model Jennifer Radakovich, photographer Larry Colen

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This one is for my daughter who is teaching me to appreciate cloudy days, and was a generously patient model.

Many of these designs were created for Fun-A-Day, a project of daily art for a month, which exhibited at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Click here to see the newspaper article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about my project.

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A la Picasso, with a lot of my own creative license thrown in:

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I have always liked Gargoyles, and was fortunate to visit Notre Dame when I was about 12. That’s the inspiration for this face design. We liked seeing how this changed with his various expressions.

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A friend was kind enough to lend me some jewelry for inspiration. This is an enamel piece by Laurel Burch, used as inspiration for a feathery face.

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I went to college in Arizona, where I met my sweetheart. He helped me appreciate the desert, and Southwest art, which inspired this design. Particularly pottery designs. 

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14 thoughts on “Art Pieces

  1. Wow!!! I have one of those big open-mouthed dumb-ass grins as I look at these! They are beautifully done but also just so FUN!!!!! Thank you for sharing, Brenda!

  2. Pam Newbury says:

    Brenda, these are just stunning! They are all amazing, but if I had to pick my favorites: January 6 (the way it changes the shape of your face is incredible), January 12 (awesome gargoyle!), and January 14 (how did you get such amazing depth to the design?!? That must have taken painstaking detailing). The more I look, the more favorites I want to add. What an excellent art project, and so ephemeral.

    • Thanks, Pam, and your specific feedback is great for inspiring future designs! The depth on 1/14 was created by going over each pane with a dark grey to brown gradation from top to bottom, according to where I imagined a shadow would be. I used a wide flat brush with the dark color on one side. I also touched up with a more watery dark grey wash as needed.
      Thanks for reminding me that I want to do more in this series!

  3. Great concept, incredible art! Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspirations.

  4. sheila says:

    Your bird and cat turned out beautifully!

  5. Molly says:

    Amazing, Brenda! Thanks for sharing. They are all so interesting and detailed and different!

  6. The art page is my favorite, and I’m looking forward to seeing future creations. It has shading and a 3D quality to it which makes it look like tattooing. I’m a big fan, Brenda!.

  7. Nancy says:

    I love all of the designs on this page too!!!

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