• additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox
  • additional view of artwork by Sarah Gilbert Fox

Ghost Songs


United States

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Size: 30 H x 40 W x 1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

This painting is based on a song called Ghost Songs - particularly the lyrics:

Feel the earth beneath your fingers
As you holler at the sky
Tell your haunted dreams to the trees
Share them with the wind
Let your burdens go
And fall away
You can't carry them

I just love the idea of letting things go and bursting forth to be a happier person. My hope is that this painting will make others feel like bursting out into happiness, too. I know. Corny. But hey, if that's what it takes to be happy....!

To hear the song, visit this link: http://sarahgilbertfox.com/ghost-songs/
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More about my process:

My go-to paint brands are predominately Golden and Liquitex. Sometimes Utrecht, Blick and Sennelier creep in there, too. The brushes used are whatever is hanging around not covered in paint.

I also use a lot of cotton cloths to blend the paint around. Oh, yes, and my trusty spatula knife.

Almost all of my paintings are finished off with my own painting-framing technique, which allows the paintings to be hung without frames. The process is organic, with me putting a lot of Payne's gray in the palm of my hands, and then palming the color around the sides of the painting - bleeding over the edge a bit - so the sides of the painting are black. Payne's gray was the first paint I used to do this, and it's sort of a good luck thing. I like to think that the luck is passed onto whomever is looking at the paintings. The buyers who have decided to have my work frame, tend to use floating frames.

I'm a published novelist. I've written 4 novels (translated into 14 languages). But I love painting more. (Between January and April of 2017, I have painted over 75 paintings - large and small). My novels were deemed funny and people wrote that my stories brought them great pleasure and happiness. I hope that my paintings will do the same.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Sarah

To read more about the inspiration for some of my paintings (new stories are added often), please visit my online gallery at:

http://sarahgilbertfox.com

Keywords: abstract fine art, contemporary abstract art, contemporary fine art, colorway green blue, color palette green blue

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Fine Art

Mediums: Acrylic

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