This loon was so much fun to paint, with the graphic nature of the patterns in his plumage. My daughter suggested adding more pattern to the background to suggest the haunting sounds that loons make, which immediately brought to mind echoes and images of rippling water. As I drew the patterns I realized that the patterns also replicated the eye of the loon...perfect.
Loon as totem animal represents hopes, dreams, wishes. They remind us to pay attention to our dreams and awakens our imagination. Loon helps us to remember to look for the truth and that our dreams can become a reality.
They are often solitary birds, also symbolizing tranquility and serenity. Legend tells us that to see a loon is to know that a wish will be fulfilled...I do hope yours come true.