you came with wings
oil and mixed media
Oiginal oil painting.
Unframed, canvas sides are painted in same color as background.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
I find the color contrast of the yellow headed blackbird to be striking and inspiring. It's one of the birds that I enjoy painting. Here, as in many works, I build up layers, which add to the visual interest and meaning in the work. An area of text that was added to the work gave the painting it's title, you came with wings. Birds often serve symbolically as messengers, guides, spirit.
Ever since I was young, I've held a special place in my heart for birds and animals, and believe that we have a connection with them. In our modern world, however, this connection often seems quite distant. It's my hope that these paintings remind us of that connection.