Artist Adam S. Doyle's gestural paintings of birds appear incomplete, and that's because they are. His incredible brushstrokes form the body and feathers of the bird, creating a fluid-like effect that's both simple and dynamic. In his words:

"I’ve always loved unfinished paintings because you could see the alchemic process of surface and paint transforming into a living person. With my paintings, it does take quite a bit of working and reworking to arrive at the place where every brush stroke fits into a fluidly flowing whole. It’s important to me to find a balance between an elegance of form that holds both visible marks of paint and a representation of ‘energy within.'"

[Via Thisiscolossal]