Saturday, August 9, 2008

Raven

"The Overseer" - 8" x 10" oil on canvas board

I have been wanting to do a painting that included a raven. I am fascinated by them, although I remember a time in my life when I viewed them as sort of a nuisance. I lived and worked in the mountains above Denver at a school where they swarmed a dumpster on a daily basis. They would cause quite a ruckus, still very big and black and beautiful.
Thanks to Jenny deGroot on Flickr for allowing me to use a great photo she had of one there. I added the background from my head.
P.S. I finally upgraded my blog title ! SOLD - collection in Florida - thanks!It gave me fits, but I like the way it turned out.

2 comments:

tracywall said...

I just read an article in an old Southwest Art magazine about a sculptor with a thing for ravens (http://www.southwestart.com/in_swa/artists_showcase/1283).

We've been getting deluged here in Denver, too, though probably not a hot as you. Reminds me that I don't miss the mosquitoes from the Midwest!

Pattie said...

Thanks. Just read that one. You don't realize how big these birds are, til you see one.
I could share and send you some mosquitoes, we have lots - and they are huge!