‘Black Crows’ is an
intriguing image painted in a modern style. Yellow, black and purple.
Painted in a
contemporary manner, I was inspired to paint this piece after hearing the crows
that are always calling each other in our neighborhood,
It is a little menacing, but intriguing. I have used many layers of black yellows and ochres with hints of purple to represent the depths of the trees in the bush they reside in. The crows rule the bush and protect their territory against intruders.
It has been quite a while since I have got out my oil paints – maybe years! I had always loved painting with the rich and creamy oil paint but the length of the drying time was the reason I went to acrylic paint. I was always in a hurry to complete my works.
Don’t get me wrong, I love acrylic paint – they are so versatile and fast drying but OILS are just wonderful and the oil colour is so vibrant and the texture is so silky and organic – I have fallen in love with Oils again!
SO I will just have to get used to taking life at a slower pace when I work in Oil. Naturally I will continue to paint in acrylics as well.
Below is the first large oil painting I have finished since my return to this medium.