That feeling when you meet someone totally different from you — much older or younger, different gender, different race, different cultural background — yet you feel instantly in tune with them. That.
I don’t start out with an idea when I paint; I just start painting, and allow myself to discover what emerges. A hooked shape appeared in this painting, and soon I found myself looking at a bird, buzzard-like.
Over on Facebook, people started referring to this as the Dinwiddie Bird. I thought of it as a phoenix, rising from the ashes, but Dinwiddie Bird works nicely, too. 🙂