"The Messenger"
The way he is swooping down from his celestial home of light in the sky...that is what held me in rapture all the night long as I did the secret painting of the cloud-light in the sky.The Eagle is a messenger spirit of courage and clear thinking.

I planned the eagle by researching via photos.This one had the passion and power I wanted. I painted the eagle onto the paper with masket, (a rubber paint that is oil and water resistant). I left lots of space without paint so that the background marbling could suffuse into the image. Then I made magic in the vat with earth and sky colors and touched my eagle to the paints surface. When dry enough to work, I rubbed off the masket and began to paint the subtle details.

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