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"Ghost of My Father"
9 x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
~ Sale Pending ~

My 2012 art calendars are now available! [link]

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Alone, you are never.

This painting is rather "Lion King"-ish, I know, but despite the title, it has nothing to do with the movie. I've been missing "Leo" (who sold last fall) in my studio, so I thought to try a similar piece. While I was adding the final touches, George Michael's song "Father Figure" started playing after Evanescence's "My Immortal"; together, they inspired the phrase "Ghost of my Father." (Yes, I listen to George Michael--my studio, my music *smile*).

"Ghost of My Father" is actually the newest painting in a set of three that I've been working on over the weekend. The other two, unrelated pieces will be posted in due time.

My thanks to Allerlei [link] for permission to use her photo as a reference.

~My 2012 Art Calendars~

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I keep looking into his eyes. Wise, ancient, beautiful.
Thank you very much!
This looks almost like a trace job; that's how well you did! :)!!
A belated but sincere thank you!
You are most welcome. :hug:
I understand all too well how it can be at times; it's a job in itself trying to keep up with replys and comments even when we are here everyDAY, let alone when gone for a bit. :hug:
StrangeStars Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I can't even describe how perfect this is. This is amazing to me for multiple reasons, especially right now. I've always felt lions and stars symbolize to me as guiding figures. Lions especially as fatherly omens to me.
A year and a half ago I lost my Dad to diabetes when I was 18, and about two weeks ago I lost my stepdad to a heartattack. It's not the best time for me, but I have to tell you your piece here helps. Even as just something to look at, it makes me thing they're not completely gone from me. That they're there up in the stars watching out for me.

Never stop doing your artwork, never stop doing what you love and using the talent you have. It truly is a gift.
I hardly know what to say in response to your truly beautiful words, which made me cry--yes, really. At best, I can say that I am honored that my painting touched you so deeply and was of help to you during this emotional time. Thank you for sharing such personal feelings with me.

May 2013 have better things in store for you, and may much happiness come your way. No matter how much cause for sorrow you may have, remember the depth and beauty of feeling that you just shared with me, a stranger--that is your gift.
StrangeStars Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for your kind words, and even though you may be a stranger to me it is still nice to share this with someone. But I thank you for expressing yourself and your talent so that others may see it and feel as I have felt, not only as a solace in mourning but as a moment of beauty in their day.
Giselle-M Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have featured your beautiful work here: [link] :rose:
Thank you very much!
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