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Crow Dance

It probably doesn’t seem like it, but artists are always painting. Maybe not always with a brush, but there’s that little place in our brains which resembles a vain woman trying on pairs of shoes, no, not that pair, can I try that in red? As scenes rush by while I ride my bike, I am always looking for the next composition, the next subject.

This is crow season here in Seattle, they are raising their babies. You can even watch a crow cam, sponsored by the Seattle Times. Talkative crows are everywhere, doing the things that crows do. I saw this pair this morning, I will guess it was a parent and a child, but who knows. They walked their wonky walk together in step. I thought it was a wonderful composition.

This is a 6″ x 6″ painting on fine watercolor paper. It is for sale, $100.00 framed

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  1. June 21st, 2011 at 06:48 | #1

    Lovely watercolor. Crows are very interesting birds and you captured these beautifully.

  2. June 20th, 2011 at 11:47 | #2

    This is a wonderful painting, Mimi! You’ve definitely caught ‘the moment.’ And, I so agree about ‘artists always working:’ living in a two-artist household may *look* laid-back, but we work 24/7!

    Thanks for stopping by my own blog and appreciating my work too! 🙂
    Best wishes, Susan

  3. June 17th, 2011 at 06:39 | #3

    I have an affinity to crows and would love to see more around my home – so will have to make do with crow cams and such from Seattle 🙂 Beautiful painting! Hope to see more of these wonderful creatures.

  4. Esmeralda Mudd
    June 16th, 2011 at 20:31 | #4

    Very nice painting!

    Well you know I love crows. They’ve been dubbed feathered apes for their intelligence. Thank you for the tribute . Baby crows can be identified by their yellow beaks — altho — it seems contrary as a survival feature?

    “My” crows light on the fence when they see me — little more than a foot away! Is that not exciting?

  5. June 16th, 2011 at 13:25 | #5

    Love your animals. Great job with the crow. I have a friend here in NC who is a clay artist and consentrates on animals. You two should have a show together.

  6. June 16th, 2011 at 10:23 | #6

    Love your writing as well. But very nice crow painting. The back of the one in the foreground I especially like. Almost feels carved (but then I work in wood…)

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