I finished this new painting yesterday evening. It is the largest painting I have done recently~ although it is only one foot square. It has me dreaming of attempting some larger works, I am thinking 2' x 3' maybe. Or maybe I will stick to the square format...
I am in love with the owls in this painting. Owls have a place in many legends around the world as the keepers of sacred knowledge and guardians of the night.
"In the celtic tradition, the owl (cailleach-oidhche), represents wisdom, clairvoyance, stealth, initiation, change and detachment. Always aware of its surroundings, the owl uses intuition courageously, with insight into hidden truth, and a guide between earth creatures and Underworld deities." (source)
I was specifically thinking of our oil spill when I painted this piece~ the owls taking on a personal symbol of connectedness and greater insight to this horrific disaster.
The white dots are the constellation of the whale.