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This week's challenge comes from another Robert Henri quote, "Paint the flying spirit of the bird, not its feathers." (The Art Spirit, Robert Henri). Here again, Henri encourages the artist to seek the essence of a subject, not its infinite details. You will need a bird photo for this one (unless you have a pet bird who will model for you), so search the morgue file , take your own photo, or use the one provided (from the morgue file ). This can be an intimate close up or a larger landscape view, just remember to try and catch the "flying spirit" of your bird.
Please be sure to follow the spirit and the letter of the challenge.
For example, each submission must be painted after the challenge is posted.