Saturday, July 12, 2014


 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. EP was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!
Ravens are super smart birds and are truly impressive looking! In my younger days, I had a pet crow named Crawford. Crows and ravens are very similar.

I really wanted to paint this over a ground of black gesso. It really worked out well on some ravens I painted a few years ago. But today I didn't have time to apply gesso and have it dry completely. So I did it against a ground of thinned red acrylic....just didn't have the same feel.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!   

Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?


  1. What a handsome fellow this guy is with his tuxedo like tails and dapper air!

  2. I remember your earlier Ravens --- this guy measures up. And he looks smart alright! He may want to steal my jewelry. haha. Seriously, he is awesome. I love the blue against that background.

  3. Beautifully painted, Dean!! I love the bright colored background...


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