Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Raptor, commission by Amy Crook for Jo Van Every

Raptor, commission by Amy Crook for Jo Van Every

Jo’s commissioned a lot of things from me over the past couple of years, and this was one of the simplest, though it took some thought before setting brush to paper. She’d found this lovely image of a raptor diving out of its nest on a cliff that we both loved, and I wanted that feeling of the leap without burdening the image with too much detail.

This is what Jo has to say about it:

I recently restarted a yoga practice. Doing sun arms seems to summon an image of me as a raptor taking off from a cliff edge. Which is a wonderful feeling of freedom. I decided to commission Amy to paint it so I can have a reminder on the wall above my computer even when both hands are busy doing something else.

-Jo Van Every

Raptor, 7″x5″ brush and ink on paper.

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