This is lovely. You know, I've always had a strange fear of ghosts- although I can't say I perfectly believe in them, I know people dear to me who claim to have seen them and I believe their stories- and I've heard many stories of relatives being seen who have long passed away. I always assumed that would be horrifying, but they tell me it's not. It's a familiar feeling.
And that's what I get out of this painting. It's not menacing or scary to me, even though in my head the idea of it would be. You've painted it in such a way that I find it comforting somehow; and that's wonderful.
I really love the detail and the lighting. It has a warm and innocent feel about it that incites nostalgia.
Merci very much. I'm like you, I've never seen any ghost but I love the stories about them. I'm always looking after places who reminds me the novels of my favourites writers like Henry james, gaston Leroux, Oscar Wilde and some others.
wow what an incredible scene! I admit I looked because I was interested in the arch the tree created, framing the scene it seems. But then I noticed the shadow and what a terrific imace with so many ways to interpret. Fantastic job!