Many years ago, I was told that the Crow / Raven is among the smartest animals in the world. One of the very few that has the ability to use tools. Some cultures believe that a visit from a Raven is a visit from a departed loved one. Whatever the case may be, I have been paying attention and enjoying them very much!
This is the third time I have painted my chickens looking in from the deck. It just makes me laugh every time. It is so funny that they like to watch us as much as we like to watch them. I guess I am the fish in the fish bowl :)
This painting is a 36x36. There is a lot going on, so it is taking a while. I am enjoying the puzzle-like process of painting the tablecloth and it's reflections. I wonder if lobsters are "beautiful" to everyone, or if it is just to me and my fellow New Englanders.
I have a solo show at the Thomas Moser showroom in Boston! Now through the end of September.
This is one of the new paintings for that show "Gold Country" 36x48 oil on canvas.
It has been a busy year for me. My website was just updated with all the new work. Check it out and let me know what you think!