An artist friend wrote on Facebook a few weeks after the pandemic started that artists were well equipped for isolation. While being at home and social distancing was stressful at times, I was happy to be able to focus on painting every day instead of how much I missed being around friends and family.
I had thought about doing a painting of our pet dove, Peebers, for years. At this time I could relate to a bird out of his cage but still trapped inside the house. The African Violets behind him to remind me that even when it feels like winter, spring will come.