This is the second of two bird commissions I've done. This was an interesting commission as two very different bird photos were given to be painted. I didn't see these as just bird paintings.The first bird (posted a few weeks ago) was full of color against a bright blue sky, cheerful and representing life at it's fullest. The second bird, black against a grey sky denoted to me despair. I perched him on a dying tree but on his left is a prospering one and to the right is the morning sun rising to denote hope. The birds expression is one of doubt.
My customer will hang these in close proximity. I hope they are seen as a conflct of life more than just two birds.