I have always loved crows and ravens; the shiny, iridescent layered colors of the feathers, dark silhouette, mischievous, playful nature, magical and otherworldly associations, myths and legends, goofy walk, soaring flight, strong beak, delightful personality.........
Tghis summer I briefly fulfilled a dream of having a pet crow, as my family cared for an injured baby that could not get back to the parents. Fortunately, the crow, who we named Minelda, recovered and was able to rejoin her waiting family in the trees.
Prior to caring for Monelda, I had been working on a series of crow panitings, and this is one of several.
Spring WIngs depicts the charming black bird in flight among the delicate blues and greens of fresh, new, budding leaves and clear skies.