Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Raven"
(on hold)
8" x 12"
pastel and watercolor on Colourfix Plein Air Painting
Board (Multimedia) by Art Spectrum

I found a new surface, that I didn't even know was so wonderful.
Just before I took a big break from doing art, I ordered 
these boards as I was taking a class
and was tired of gluing the paper
to a foamcore board.

These are so wonderful!!  They accept the watercolor so well, and then putting 
pastel on TOP, is like painting on butter (or at least a 
really super pastel surface as far as I am 
concerned).  I love how this one turned out.
The photo does not show the color of the background like it
really is, must be the time of day I took the photo.

Raven - genus Corvus
(and there is no consistent distinction between a crow
and a raven, although I read somewhere about the tail feathers
being of different lengths)
brings messages from the divine to the mortal world.
In the order of Bards and Druids, raven is symbolic
of a Black Hole in Space which draws
energy toward itself and releases it in 
new forms. (I like that explanation!)

This is another one of my favorite animals.
So mystical and mesmerizing to watch.

  AR - Pixabay


2 comments:

Laurie Mueller said...

Another stunner. I love the colors in the feathers!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Laurie!