Sunday, January 1, 2017
Third painting in a series of eight ~ A Message from the Skies
This third in the series of eight paintings based on totem birds is about the hawk. Hawk is the messenger in Native American culture. He reminds us to be observant, to be aware of our surroundings and to be open to receiving what we are being shown or told.
This painting was finished in the final days of 2016, looking ahead to the new year.
When I looked up "message" in Bartlett's I found this beautifully appropriate excerpt from Robert Burns' poem New Year's Day :
The voice of Nature loudly cries,
And many a message from the skies,
That something in us never dies.
A Message from the Skies, 24" X 18" X 2" acrylic, charcoal, ink, conte on wood panel.