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Murder Of Crows
Lisa Phillips Owens
Painting - Oil On Canvas
Sold to New York Times number one Best Selling author, Patricia Briggs.
"There is a sense of power and wonder in your paintings that is very appealing and rarely seen." Patricia Briggs, the New York Times Number One Best Selling Author recently wrote to me in regards to her recent purchase of my painting "Murder of Crows" - "I'm very excited about acquiring this piece - your work captures the magic I try to embody in my own work."
When the painting arrived, Ms. Briggs told me that it was "absolutely magnificent - even more beautiful than how it looks on your website". She has a modest collection of original artworks that she has chosen to grace the walls of her office and I am very pleased that this signature work of mine is included among them.
This is a companion piece to "THE GATEKEEPER" which followed this work.
Murder of Crows was a wonderful journey. When the idea occurred to me to create a painting based on a poetic phrase used to describe a flock of crows, I visualized the literal meaning. This was custom made for me. As amusing as this play on words may seem, the story unfolding on the canvas is the exact opposite. The subjects are on a collision course. The outcome is left up to the viewer.
I am a student of Classical Realism and I drew inspiration from some of the work from the High Renaissance period.
This horse, like some of my other equine paintings, is done from my imagination. The inspiration for the horses' pose was the counter canter pirouette-a not so often performed movement employed in Classical Dressage training.
For reference I use equine anatomy studies. This can take a considerable amount of time.
The background was painted using opaque pigments while the horse was largely done with several layers of transparent pigments.
July 28th, 2010
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