Today's 4x6 inch painting was inspired by a cranky crow who lives in my backyard. There's actually a pair of them that seem to be nesting in a nearby pine tree. They are big and very territorial. They are constantly after the Blue Jay's who try to steal a worm from the lawn. When the sun shines, it makes the black feathers of the crows glitter and appear to be made of of multiple shades blue and purple. It was with this image in mind that I created this painting. Now that it is dry, it has joined the Small Impressions Gallery with some of my other small paintings of animals and birds. To purchase or view it in the gallery, visit this link.
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