Mix media artworks by Ingrid Blixt

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Golden Arrow - original acrylic painting with 23K gold leaf

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Golden Arrow - original acrylic painting with 23K gold leaf

An original acrylic painting with silver leaf and 23K gold leaf on wood panel, depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus along with the traditional symbolic elements: aflame with the fire of eternal love and surrounded  by the crown of thorns. The bleeding wound continues below the heart transitioned through blood drops into the Holy Eucharist, embodying this way the act of Transubstantiation. The Golden Arrow piercing the Holy Heart has a beautiful significance - it represents the Act of Reparation against Blasphemy.
The actual Prayer is handwritten on two side panels (image 2) which flank the Sacred Heart: acrylic on silver leaf and 23K Gold leaf.

The triptych measures as follow: the main artwork measures 20"x 20" and the two side panels measure each 18"x7", altogether 20" X 34".

The last two images show the artwork in different lighting conditions. The beautiful reflective qualities of metallic leaf give a great dimension to the artwork and depending on the light, the artwork will look differently throughout the day. It can be also viewed and enjoyed in low lighting conditions, like candle light. Along with the prayer, the artwork stands as a beautiful reminder to use this God sent devotion.

The artwork does not require framing, ready to hang. Comes along with certificate of authenticity and ships insured.

The prayer written on the side panels reads as follows:

THE "GOLDEN ARROW" PRAYER given from Our Lord to Sr. Mary of St. Peter

MAY the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified, in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.
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This prayer was dictated by our Lord Himself to Sister Mary of St. Peter. Opening His Heart to her, our Savior complained of blasphemy, saying that this frightful sin wounds His Divine Heart more grievously than all other sins, for it was like "a poisoned arrow."

   After that, our Savior dictated the prayer, which He called "The Golden Arrow," saying that those who would recite this prayer would pierce Him delightfully, and also heal those other wounds inflicted on Him by the malice of sinners.

Beautiful Journey - original mixed media

Beautiful Journey - original mixed media

A set of two inspirational artworks, each measuring 5x7 inches: drawing and acrylic on plaster and wood panel.
The text on the first artwork reads: "Such a Beautiful Journey my Lord" setting a reminder of gratitude for our daily journey.

Silver Days - original acrylic painting and silver leaf

Silver Days - original acrylic painting and silver leaf

From Following the Sun Series - Silver Days, is an acrylic painting in combination with graphite drawing and silver leaf on plaster and birch wood panel, measuring 18x18 inches and 1.5" deep. 
Floating in a see of silver, the solitary cloud, is meant to bring a calming peace. The mood of the artwork changes in accordance with the lighting conditions - the silver leaf will reflect the smallest light source, allowing to enjoy the artwork in any light conditions.

Willow blooms - original mixed media artwork

Willow blooms - original mixed media artwork

An artful group of 4 originals: monoprint and acrylic painting on wood panels. Two artworks measure 6x6 inches and two measure 4x4 inches and depending on the arrangement they can occupy an area of 12x12 or linear 24 inches.
The backgrounds for these pieces are done using monoprinting technique with a Gelli plate and the flower are traditionally painted with acrylics. Some of the acrylics  and ink pens used for the backgrounds are metallic.
Rich in color and texture this group is a great focal point and addition to any wall!

Willow blossom II - original mixed media on paper by Ingrid Blixt

Willow blossom II - original mixed media on paper by Ingrid Blixt

This lovely Willow Blossom is a mixed media painting: the background is created by numerous layers of color monoprints using a Gelatin plate and the blooming branch is acrylic painting. The artwork is done on Rives printmaking paper: the image size measures roughly 12x14 inches with an added white border on all sides for framing. The artwork is signed on the front and back.

Ave Maria- weaving prayers

Ave Maria- weaving prayers

The carved space in this reclaimed barn wood block makes home or a window for Blessed Mother's portrait. The portrait is a mixed media technique on acrylic tile, embedded in the barn wood.  Above and below the portrait there is a built in mini "loom": nails from which the weaving was done and is kept in place. 
For the weaving I used various fibers: cotton, jute, and linen. The barn wood- weaving combination, adds so much richness and warmth. I chose weaving because the cloth has a deeply enrooted meaning and functionality for all of us and also stands as a symbol for life itself or time space continuum. The repairs, gaps and breaks in the uniformity of the weaving tell a story, almost like a musical piece. Just like building life, a woven piece happens in time and just like in life we have warp as a starting point and as a constant. Weaving, as mark of human existence, can be a celebration of life. For this particular artwork the weaving stands for weaving prayers.

The block measures 10"x 8" x 3" deep, can hang on the wall or rest on a shelf. The barn wood block is beautiful from any angle and the natural element gives it a wonderful presence.

Blue Madonna - mixed media

Blue Madonna - mixed media

The carved space in this reclaimed barn wood block makes home or a window for Blessed Mother's portrait. The portrait is a mixed media technique on acrylic tile, embedded in the barn wood.  Above and below the portrait there is a built in mini "loom": nails from which the weaving was done and is kept in place. 
For the weaving I used various fibers: cotton, jute, and linen. The barn wood- weaving combination, adds so much richness and warmth. I chose weaving because the cloth has a deeply enrooted meaning and functionality for all of us and also stands as a symbol for life itself or time space continuum. The repairs, gaps and breaks in the uniformity of the weaving tell a story, almost like a musical piece. Just like building life, a woven piece happens in time and just like in life we have warp as a starting point and as a constant. Weaving, as mark of human existence, can be a celebration of life. For this particular artwork the weaving stands for weaving prayers.

The block measures 9"x 6" x 2" deep, can hang on the wall or rest on a shelf. The barn wood block is beautiful from any angle and the natural element gives it a wonderful presence.

Ave Maria - ascending, mixed media artwork

Ave Maria - ascending, mixed media artwork

The carved space in this reclaimed barn wood block makes home or a window for Blessed Mother's portrait. The portrait is a mixed media technique on acrylic tile, embedded in the barn wood.  A jute rope cradles Mary's face extending below the edge of the barn wood becoming a ladder symbolizing ascending prayers. The supporting weathered white wood block has the Hail Mary - Ave Maria prayer handwritten on it in Latin. The artwork freely sits on the white block - if desired they can be separated, or displayed side by side.


The block measures 3"x 6" x 3" deep and the supporting white block measures 4"x4x3". The artwork is meant to sit on a shelf.
The barn wood block is beautiful from any angle and the natural element gives it a wonderful presence.
 

Willow blossom III - original mixed media on paper by Ingrid Blixt

Willow blossom III - original mixed media on paper by Ingrid Blixt

This lovely Willow Blossom is a mixed media painting: the background is created by numerous layers of color monoprints using a Gelatin plate and the blooming willow branch is acrylic painting. The copper tone colors are metallic. The artwork is done on Rives printmaking paper: the image size measures roughly 10x13 inches and the artwork extends to the edges of the paper. The artwork is signed on the front and back.