"The Birds" begins my Lenten series for 2010. I strive to provide a painting each week that in some way relates to one of the Sunday readings.
I chose this image to illustrate some of Psalm 91 which starts: "You who live in the shelter of the most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and may fortress; my God, in whom I trust.'" It goes on to use various images of the assurance of God's protection and in verse 4 says, "and under his wings you will find refuge..."
This painting is one of a few oil paintings done in 2001 during a time away from watercolor. I soon returned to my preference of watercolor!