Monday, October 23, 2017

Crow is Back

Crow, Oil on Board, 12x12"
I've been on the lookout for Crow again.  Driving the streets of Wareham, I look near fast food outlets, condominiums, and strip malls.  I've discovered that the Murders follow a structure of time and place.  They like to visit Burger King and CVS around 4pm.  In my neighborhood they are more active in the morning, sometimes waking me with an early day call.  Wherever they gather, they group and fly hither and thither cawing loudly, landing as one, seeming to debate constantly and once again taking flight.  To photograph them is a challenge.  The light must fall from the front or they become a silhouette.  Then once in the studio, the transformation begins.
Crow, Oil on board, 12x12"

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Black Capped Chickadee

Chickadees, 2017  Oil on board, 10x0 Inches

The black capped chackadee is a most amusing little bird.  It chatters constantly, seems oblivious to human presence, and quickly flits from feeder to branch where is cracks open the provided sunflower seed.  At 5-6 inches, the bird seems much smaller with its little fat round body and 2-3 in tail.