Friday, January 14, 2011

Cawcus~Developing a Concept

I've been observing a flock of crows that have been visiting the park this winter. Actually I think they may be ravens because they are huge. I keep a tripod in the front window and take photos whenever the opportunity presents itself. The title is a play on words, the word being caucus (link). Here I've gathered various sketches of crows, some from my own photos, some from imagination and others from images online and created a storyboard of sorts. The sizes of the birds in relationship to each other and within the composition are off and the placement is still a work in progress but my ultimate goal is to create the illusion of a town hall meeting or 'crow caucus'. Because these birds seem to always be communicating with each other in some fashion, seemingly having discussions, the idea just naturally evolved.


Jeanette Jobson said...

I think its a fabulous idea for a painting Billie. I adore crows and we see them in large numbers in the winter esp at dusk flying to their roosts for the night.

Billie Crain said...

The crows(or ravens)here seem to be in pairs and I don't see them often. Wish they'd visit more.:(