After publishing yesterday's post I headed straight for my studio. I've had some elements for a painting floating through my brain for a few weeks now and wanted to do something solid with them. The first element was a bird form...not a sweet static image, but one portraying power, motion and freedom. This is what came to me. I think it looks a little like a super hero bird.
I also wanted to incorporate some of the lyrics of a song that's been running through my head quite a bit for the last few weeks.
You will probably recognize this color palette. I have used it a lot lately as these colors have great symbolic meaning to me:
yellow = joy, light, wisdom
orange = healing, balance
red = love, life
purple = royalty, power
blue = faith, peace, rest
In the final image, the bird flies past a veiled area, into a much more open space. It is a place of understanding and perfect peace.
If you read yesterday's post you might have guessed this is how I envision my sister as she recently entered eternity...free, unfettered, completely healed and whole. I've been wanting to put this image on paper for days now and I'm grateful you stopped by to see it. I hope it gives you the same sense of joy and freedom that it gives me.
I'm linking up today with Paint Party Friday. Follow the link to see what some very talented artists have been up to this week. If it's inspiration you're after you will definitely find it there!