This is a powerful and symbolic painting. As it emerged, I refreshed my memory about the mythology of The Firebird. There are many tales, but the one I resonated with was it being a herald of the beginning of a quest, or journey - a little like the Heroes Journey. The lost feather is what is being searched for- and that can symbolise a part of the self, a desire, an aspiration. It is an oil painting using hot and cool reds, oranges, umbers and yellows. I have included glimpses of some greens for balance.