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A magic spell is simply the words we speak and believe about ourselves, which becomes the difference between living life as a tiresome decline from the happiness of youth, or a graceful and ever expanding dance towards our full potential. While working on this piece and contemplating possible titles, the song Time by Pink Floyd came on (from which I borrowed a line). It’s a story of misspent youth and the relentless advance of age. It spoke to me as an appropriate metaphor for this painting, which captures a delicate moment in the life of a young girl on the human journey. The scene was further inspired by the ethereal figurative works of 19th Century artist, William Adolphe Bouguereau, and photographer Cheryl Walsh.

To Hear the Softly Spoken Magic Spell

66 x 40 - Oil On Canvas - $18,900