I have a family of red finches living on my porch lamp, and I saw them build the nest, lay the eggs, hatch them, feed their little chicks and ester, I saw them fly away.
I felt sad and happy at the same time. It was beautiful to see them grow and their parents care for them. I got used to them chirp happily and then one day, I came home and they were gone.
I felt sorrow because I saw my future there. My kids will fly away one day, but in the meantime, I must keep them safe and enjoy their company. There will be time to worry about them going away later. I'll be happy today.
The painting measures 5 x 3 inches on a wood panel, painted using saturated watercolor pigments and my signature melancholic eyes on her face.