"My thoughts with "Rooted" were security, stability and faith," says Dwight Smith. "In my watercolors, I regularly use the nest to represent all three. The bird in this painting opted for the stability of the window ledge over the limbs of a tree. I placed the tree in the corner to indicate insecurity. The window is located on a historic mansion built in the 1800s near where I live." Beautiful detailing of the window and stuccoed white wall. Delicate shadow work, and nice compositional balance with the slight off-center placement of the window combined with the foliage.
- Dwight Smith