8"H x 10"W Original oil on board.
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This week Carol Marine gave us the "Birdbrain Challenge". Her bird is a gull. But since I did a gull for Ria Hill's "Shoot and Paint" challenge earlier this year, and Carol said we could paint hers or any other bird of our choosing, I chose this raven. I think it is great for this time of year, with Halloween coming up. I used an already textured board. Frequently I use the leftover paint on my palette to pre-treat another board for future use. This board was completely dry. It had some oranges and other colors on it, but I wanted it toned completely red-orange so went over it with Cad Red Medium before starting this painting I know some people think ravens/crows are spooky or evil, but I love them. I feel they are somehow primal and they have always attracted my interest. I feel the same way about geese as they fly South on a cloudy and chilly Fall day. It gives me the shivers and I too have a longing to fly!
I am also posting this for Paint Party Friday. Please check both sites to see what other artists have been doing this past week.