I finished the shadows and put in the crows. Now to refine their bills and eyes and call them done. Not sure why the Step 1 painting is more warm - this is the actual look of the piece to my eyes.
It looks like the crows are on a wet pavement or something wet so maybe I should break up the shadow shapes a bit.
Anyway, it's a full sheet (22 x 30) and was fun to do after the idea bounced around in my head for a while.