Ace of Wands Tarot: The Eagle
The Ace of Swords. I do feel a bit conflicted with this card, because this card and the Justice tarot share slightly similar qualities and the eagle might have suited the traditional symbolism of Justice more. But I have a few ideas on how I want to tackle the Justice card when it comes around; so hopefully it will work out just right.
I think the need for truth, justice and resolution of the Ace of Swords brought me to the eagle. While being a pretty solid symbol for justice, the eagle has the right qualities that I was looking for, clarity of vision, knowledge and power. I keep bringing myself back to painting birds and I think I’m slowly learning that I need a break from them, lol, just because it’s pretty tiring painting all the details in their wings – and all those feathers. Oh boy.
Originally the sword was going to be sticking out of a cliff, but slowly the clouds made their way in and eventually took over; Clouds are a pretty common element in the Ace of Swords and I think it suits this one as well.
This painting is actually just a tooouch unfinished. Oops! I forgot to add the wood-like texture to the sign on the bottom, and there was one element I completely forgot that I wanted in this painting: greenery wrapping around the sword. But oh well, I will fix it up and re-upload this when I’m back from my trip.