There is a sense of vitality, hope and innocence that I see in the face of the red headed woman. Her pink dress just accents the thought. Life still stirs in her heart even though the darkness and cold winter has taken hold of the world around her. The fact that the bird does come and is in the process of landing on her hand tells me that she is at peace with the world around her. It says that she knows that even in the darkest moments there still is the hope of hapiness. The coldness of the surrounding scene almost gives me chills. The fog, the snow, her very white skin, and that it is night time does give off a sense of a frigid isolation of the woman. Great technique and originality. The impact of this piece definately touched me in a personal way.