I went through the large number of crow and raven images I shot over the last few months and isolated the birds from their backgrounds, then made a transparency and threw it onto my old overhead projector. This allowed me to make very fast sketchy paintings of the birds onto the gold, in the most rudimentary brushy style. Over the gold leaf there’s something strangely industrial about the silhouette images (I think Bret commented on this in an earlier post), they do remind me of stenciled graffitti. Anyhow, that’s this batch done, and I’m half way through the panels. I’m looking forward to getting the whole lot finished. I already bought all of Steve’s gold leaf at Continental, so I’m off to that sign painters’ store again on Monday, where Steve says I’m sure to find some more.
As the Crow Flies xiv
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