Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
This is my submission to the WDE this week. It is from a photo by this week's host, Mike.
I first covered the hardboard with black gesso. I enjoyed forming the raven by painting the negative space around it with the wild complimentary background colors.
Many, many, moons ago, I used to have a crow as a pet. Got him on a fishing outing. It was on the ground and couldn't fly well. Took him home and introduced him to Mom and family. I named him Crawford. Crawford was really entertaining with a large vocabulary of sounds and stunts.
Even though this is a raven, it sure looks like good ol' Crawford.
I will counsel you and watch over you.