Monday, June 22, 2015

Encounter with a Magic Bird

"Encounter with a Magic Bird"
Acrylic on linen panel, 8x8 inches
Genre: Fantasy

©Theresa Taylor Bayer, 2015

I almost painted over this one, but the painting spoke to me and I revised it instead. In the previous version the Bird was decidedly unfriendly. I decided to make him friendlier, and he came out looking sort of neutral, and I really like that. I also redid the color to give it a more oldfashioned feel.

In the earlier version the Bird symbolized the Inner Critic, but he has morphed into the power of Creativity, which is neutral, and can be used for both constructive and destructive purposes. If the Bird is befriended, beautiful things can happen.

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