Secret in the Sky is about gaining perspective on your life.
When I started this painting, at first I couldn't connect to it. I felt too close to really see it, so I couldn't finish it. Instead, I turned it to face the wall.
A month later, when I finally turned it around and looked at it again, I started to see how the circles and negative space played off of each other.
It looked a little planetary, a little otherworldly. Like a photo of space. So I added trails of light around the circles to harmonize them and bring them into a balanced coexistence.
The “secret” in the title is about gaining perspective on your life. Sometimes, when you look up into the sky, it makes you realize that your troubles aren't really all that big in the vastness of the universe.
Every once in a while, we all need to get that kind of perspective. It makes all the difference.
I created this abstract painting using archival-grade oil paint, gold leaf and natural non-toxic solvent on a round, 1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted, so the piece is ready to hang unframed.
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