When working to paint the bird's underwater feet, I find myself thinking my brush is under the surface of my painting board. It is a strange illogical illusion since I know perfectly well there is no "under the surface" to my gessoed board.
Okay, so we have a bird in the water. Doesn't seem that unusual or something I might not have seen before. It is what the bird is doing that intrigued me and caught my attention.