Monday, March 4, 2013


I have a t-shirt that says, Raven Lunatic on it with a picture of a black raven in the middle.  I have fake stuffed crows around the house (4 of them).  I like ravens and love crows.  They mean something to me.  The crows calling as they fly over my house at 7:30 in the morning makes me smile.  Makes me want to see where they are going.  

When I saw some great photos of ravens Gary Jones posted on his blog, I wanted to paint one.  Gary is a member of PaintMyPhoto and posted one of the photos there for all to use.  His Sweetie, Sharon Whitley, told me about it - so I joined.  I still haven't quite figured the site out - need to spend more time roaming around, finding stuff and getting to know people - but I did paint the raven from Gary's photo and uploaded it.

Gary's blog is full of fantastic photographs from his walks in the wild in Wales.  Go there and see his stuff - you will be glad you did!  Sharon has a great blog, too - full of watercolors of the wildlife Gary photographs and which they see on their regular "walks" (which I call massive hikes up mountains).

Thanks, Gary and Sharon!


Anonymous said...

Rhonda, I had been thinking about you painting a crow with black ink after your comment on my blog the other day....and then this came up on your blog! Such a cute little guy.

Sharon Whitley said...

Love your raven Rhonda and great to see you on PMP too! It took me a bit of time to get used to the site, please don't hesitate to ask if you need any help! Thank you for the links to our blogs!

Autumn Leaves said...

You did such a beautiful job on this, Rhonda!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Maggie. I have been doing a few little ink studies, too - will share them soon.

Sharon, thanks :) I think I will join in the portrait challenge this month on PMP!

Thanks, Sherry. I wish I had put a bit more color in him, but it works this way. I think someday I need to paint a black crow or raven with a lot of bold colors - just for fun.