Bird of Omen

With sunflower-inspired wings and small myrtle branches at its feet, the image of this bird was inspired by the following old occult French text 0f 1814: the "Prophecy of Ahmed-Ben-Cassam-Al-Andacosy; On the appearance of a mathematician." We do not know where this idea originated, but it struck my fancy. The piece was bought as a present from a mother to her daughter, who loved the hint of the gold gouache glitter on the bird's appearance; it added to its magic.
CategoryGouache and Water Color
© Gusta van Dobbenburgh