• 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

Waking from a Dream

United States

Size: 30 H x 40 W x 1 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.

This painting was inspired by a song. I remember driving up to my brother, Micah’s house when he and Suzanne lived in Athens, Georgia, and watching one musician coming out while another went in to recored the different instruments. Micah (an International musician living in Scotland, who has played with too many musicians to list here, and who is invited annually, by music producer extraordinaire David Bash, to play at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool – at the Beatle-famous Cavern Club) wrote all the music and lyrics for this song. The bagpipes are played by our younger brother, Adam Gilbert (the Director of the Early Music Program at USC’s Thornton School of Music – and who Bear McCreary – creator of the music of The Walking Dead, Outlander, etc. – calls “his creative genius”). It’s poetic lyrics ramp up and head into the power of the music. And throw in some Renaissance (bladder) bagpipes and the la la la crescendo at the end – and being a new, emerging artist, I had no choice but to swash-slash the gold across the canvas.

To hear the song that inspired this painting, visit: http://sarahgilbertfox.com/waking-from-a-dream/


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.


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


Keywords: Original Abstract Art, Abstract Fine Art, Contemporary Abstract Art, Emerging Artist Abstract, Colorway Gold Yellow, Color Palette Blue Yellow

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Fine Art

Mediums: Acrylic

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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