Man and the Sea, Pareidolia Painting

Man and the Sea, 30 x 24 in., mixed media & oil on panel

There is so much coming at us each day. When you look do really see what is before you or just what you want to see. What you think is there and move on. I am hoping my Pareidolia Paintings help you to understand that there is much much more than we initially observe. Look deeper and allow your mind to assemble many hidden images, large and small.

A trip to the sea may be pleasant or unravel all of your hidden fears and horror to find your heart pounding, mind racing while feeling all alone. It is only you who can change your fate. Maneuver your destiny or at least give it a better shot. If you’re just following along you will be lost, even left behind. Stop just existing. Do something.


My sister Viv

Many of you may not know that my sister died from cancer this past year. It was very hard for me since we were close my whole life. She was my older sister, and always took an interest in me.

I have fond memories of her as a child. She was a flower child, straight out of the 60’s, looking to change the world and make her own way.

She had a whole life before her, and it was cut short. I miss her often, and I always cry when I think of her.

Life without her is hard. I spent most of my vacations since childhood with her. But even in death, I learn from her. Her thirst for life makes me want to be better. But I am flawed, as I tend to retreat from the world when it becomes overly complicated.

I miss her words and encouragement as I face so many confusing odds in life. Just having her encouragement meant everything to me. I could certainly use it now.

Death of a loved one is so hard. The good you took for granted is gone. But for me, my sister will always be alive in my thoughts and visual memories.

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American Oil Painter Daryl Urig is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Cincinnati Art Club. He has teaches at the University of Cincinnati for over 9 years and is president of Total Media Source Inc.

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