Thursday, January 10, 2008

Crow # 2

Another simple little pen & ink Crow, my most favourite bird again. This is an old scruffy fella that hangs around the yard, cleaning up anything the dogs leave behind. Aren't scavenger's great.
I am working on a series of these little guys, exploring different medias but keeping most of them on the miniature side.

Approx. 2" x 2¾" 140 lb. arches watercolor paper


kathi d said...

Hi Gwen : I'll be watching your blog grow, I wanted to keep on reading...I had a pet crow as a child, climbed up a mile high spruce to kidnap one of the babies out of a nest. Intelligent and wonderful birds except when they are yanking my corn seedlings out of the garden, thieving bastards!
kathi d

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Kathi, You are going to keep me on my toes... great!
You are so lucky to have had a crow for a pet. I read about a fellow that had one for 30 years. can you believe it? It was his best friend. It went everywhere with him. Could say about 100 words/phrases & most of them at the appropriate time. He used to take the crow with him when he went on dates with girls & the crow would always try to steal their ribbons, barrettes or earrings. If the girls made a fuss & didn't like the crow, then the fellow wouldn't go out with them again. He said he wanted an unfussy girl that liked nature.

Robyn said...

I also had a pet crow as a teenager. It could mimic the telephone ringing perfectly and also running taps and dogs barking.

Gwen Buchanan said...

robyn, it would be a dream to have a pet crow!