Some of my last memories with my Mother involve sitting in her room and watching the birds at play. After she passed, adding a bird to my still life paintings became a reoccurring theme. Well over a decade later it is now a way for me to honor and keep her memory alive.
This particular piece honors two strong woman that I have lost, my Mother and Grandmother. I inherited some of my Grandmother’s Asian decor and paired that with one of my Mother’s peacock feathers and the roses my husband gifted me on Valentine’s Day. I carefully arranged each object on my quartz countertop in order to get all the gorgeous reflections. I then unobtrusively added in a black-capped chickadee, as it is one of my personal favorites to paint.