8 x 8 x 1.5 inches
oil and collage on cradled panel
Original oil painting.
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
While birds have been in my work for some time, I recently made a subtle shift in my approach to representing them, by focusing in on them to create more of a portrait. In this case, I did a mini series of corvids (so far just ravens and crows) against a simple, unpainted panel background (the raw wood panel was sealed before painting). When it came time to giving these paintings titles, I decided that they needed names rather than titles, and felt that common names would not be sufficient. So I ended up looking at more old world names, like Old English/medieval sounding names as I thought that would fit the birds better.