Posts Tagged ‘crows’
Friday, November 7th, 2014
A single tree hosts a murder of crows as the sun sinks below the horizon, painting the clouds in glorious golds, oranges, and reds. This latest installment in my Horizons series has a charming simplicity with the single, crooked tree, but a lovely complexity of layered clouds hiding behind it.
Murder at Sunset, 8″x4″ pen & ink and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the seven crows coming to roost for their murder, whether in collusion or merely coincidence. Below, I’ve put the painting in a temporary frame, though I think this one would benefit from a mat cut to size for its final resting place.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
I turned my trees on their side (pun intended) and did a vertical one this time, with those upward-sweeping branches tangling up in your vision as they reach for the sky above. You can practically feel the winter crispness of the day, and just spot a pair of crows (two for joy, two for luck) hiding in the branches.
Winter Lane, 4″x8″ pen & ink and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the purple in the shadows, the golden glow along the horizon, and the texture hiding in the silhouetted trees. Below, you can see the piece in a temporary frame, waiting for its new forever home.