Monday, February 29, 2016

Crows and Other Aves

Flying the Black Flag of Himself, Oil on Board, 12" x 12"
American crows are all black, even the legs and bill.  But the light reflects colors that appear blue, purple, gray.  When they molt the feathers can appear brownish.  This fellow is not molting.  They sometime appear squat to me with their thick neck and short, round, squared off tail, which seems to short for such a big bold guy.