‘Ghosts of Summer’ by Justin O’Neal
Artist: Justin O’Neal
Title: ‘Ghosts of Summer’
Medium: India Ink and Gouache on Watercolour Paper
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Ghosts of Summer is a piece about getting older, which is something that I think about a lot lately. I wanted it to have the dark dreamlike quality of a memory. Memories have a way of changing over time, and it can be easy to romanticize things that happened in the past, especially when you were young.
I wanted to create a very high contrast piece, with an inky indistinct background and a strong focus on the subject. You may remember the weather, but not all the details of where you were, you mainly remember who you were with. It’s important not to dwell too much on the past though.” – Justin O’Neal
About the Artist:
Justin O’Neal is a freelance artist/illustrator specializing in pen and ink, watercolor painting, and digital art, with a strong focus on dark and occult imagery.