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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raven Pastel Painting

'Raven Heart' 11x14 pastel
This one was hard to photograph! The orange is a bit deeper in real life. I am planning on doing a series of raven paintings and this is my first. I finally got enough reference photos on my trip. We fell in love with this raven in the Willow Flats Overlook parking lot in Grand Teton National Park. He hung out there looking for handouts and we took many photos of him. We had been on a raven 'hunt' since last year in New Mexico and never managed to get this close. We don't have ravens here in Georgia so this was a treat for us. This painting is 11x14 on LaCarte paper.


Marian Fortunati said...

So what is the difference between a raven and a crow???

You have certainly made this guy look more handsome than I generally thought they looked!!!

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

Raven is looking very nice! I love how the orange background complements nicely with the blues in front.

Karen said...

Thank you!

Karen said...

Live near the Grand Canyon and see my favorite Ravens every day. Love the colors you used......what kind of pastels are used? Soft or oil?