I just finished this painting a couple of days ago: “In Secret” 9×12, oil on panel.
It is to be the first in my new series exploring our on-going relationship with animals and nature. On the one hand, our desire is to categorize the natural world and put all that we learn into neatly labeled boxes thinking that this must be the key to understanding. On the the other hand, there is an essence in all living creatures that cannot be so easily labeled. We know innately that each one has a secret life, yet only in half remembered thoughts and dreams do we glimpse them.