“The Ghost in Your Own Story” – [Original Painting]

“The Ghost in Your Own Story” – [Original Painting]

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With this piece I wanted to capture a fear - of falling into a comfortable place in life that leaves me on autopilot. Running through each day without taking a moment to enjoy, not giving the beautiful little things the love and attention they deserve.

The fear of not living to the fullest. Life is about balance, about the inclusion of the big explosive moments and the quieter ones that sooth and nourish the soul.

I started by covering the wooden panel with copper leaf - one of my favorite ways to start a painting but here it served a dual purpose. Shiny metal can be absolutely dazzling in the right light, but can also appear dull and lifeless when viewed in the wrong light. So in a way, the copper leaf helps to capture the importance behind a change in perspective. Change your view, and you can see the beautiful shiny things, leaving the dull and lifeless behind.

I then poured fluid acrylic paint over the shiny copper leaf, manipulating it until it formed some lovely tendrils. Finally I brought a greyscale betta fish to life, and added a final touch of more copper in the form of a sacred geometric shape.

"The Ghost in Your Own Story" stands as a reminder to life for the little moments and enjoy everything, and was painted with acrylic and oil paints on a primed birch panel. It measures 12" x 12" (1.5" thick), and comes ready to hang with a hanging wire.

Information About the Painting

Title: "The Ghost in Your Own Story"
Medium: Acrylics & Oils on a wooden panel
Size: 12" x 12" (1.5" thick)
Subject: Black Betta Fish

This moody piece adorned with bright shiny copper elements will add a lovely sparkle to your home, and the effect changes based on your perspective (which is also true about life).


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