Here is an update to the progress of the "Birds" painting. This is still a working title, but I'm searching for something a little more epic of the struggle that this poor woman is going through. She is bound in a barbed wire and metal dress/cage of her own making, but the escaping birds are her heart and desire. The headpiece is a predatory eagle ready to attack, which symbolizes her mind. Her heart and her mind are standing against each other, causing her to be conflicted about which part of her should rule over her life and freedom.
I have to admit that this ended up being a bit more of a challenge than I thought before, but I am very happy with how it is turning out. Obviously there is much more to do but I have added a bit of color and depth to the feathers and have turned my attentions more to the barbed wire and birds.