Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Lone Stranger

Honestly I still haven't figured out if this is a raven, a grackle or a plain ole crow, but I love the posture and silhouette it creates against the background.  And sometimes... ya just gotta have hot pink! It's partner, The Lone Ranger, is here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


Art Maine said...

Upon further inspection...

A darling starling though black
has a yellow bill, nope.
A raven you would know,
it's huge, really huge, nope.
That leaves you something
to crow about but, like the
starling and raven, crows
have dark eyes, so, nope
and nope and nope. However,
grackles, who have a
purple-blue head and throat
that appear black, they are
the only black bird in Dixmont
range with yellow eyes, so,
as painted, it's likely a
Common Grackle
(Quiscalus quiscula).

Carol Flatt said...

I love the direction lines in this, Brenda. And, of course, the hot pink! We have many grackles, crows and ravens here, too, and it is hard to tell them apart at a quick glance.

Watermarycolors said...

This is beautiful Brenda, the background have a nice color.. brilliant! :)