As the Crow Flies, 10 x 14, ink on gray paper © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

As the Crow Flies, #30paintingsin30days, Day 20

As the Crow Flies, 10 x 14, ink on gray paper © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

As the Crow Flies, 10 x 14, ink on gray paper © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 20.

The day was gray, misty and quiet, just the day to spot a large crow perched atop a dead tree. I was transfixed by its stillness, unmoving, against the gray sky, took a photo, and then it crouched down, lifted its wings and lifted itself heavily from the tree, moving upward and away slowly, on deep, slow flaps of its wings. I left a large expanse of gray because, while perched in the tree the a closeup worked well, once it was airborne the huge gray sky was part of the composition.

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