Dawn, as the birds know it.

Acrylics on wooden panel, 16 x 20 in.

Each morning, birds are the ones waking me up. And I love mornings, for they are full of hope, the hope that this day will be leave me with a full heart and mind. 
I try not to become "attached" to shapes as I paint, or to anything at all, in fact, but shapes seem to be what calls to me the most. That is how I work, by developing shapes and creating a composition that is harmonious. I often see something in a shape and want to keep it on the painting, but it doesn't always work. When I slowly traced the bird shape on this piece, I knew what it was all about: dawn and birds.

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