I painted this over the course of 3 weeks. I was back and forth on it, not sure what I wanted until the end. Now, I love it. The red eyes were Jon's idea. I like them, after all. One of the hard things for me was "finding my voice". When I just painted and enjoyed it, I was happy. The birds came to me effortlessly and while they are simple, basic shapes, they are birds to me!
I love the confusion of the background and the calmness of the plain birds. I added sprinkles of color, that you can't really see without clicking on the pic and looking at it close up. But, I am happy with it.
oil painting on canvas, 22x28.