Friday, January 18, 2008

Did somebody say crow?

Here is a commission piece that was requested after I had auctioned and sold an ACEO version. This is OSWOA® or 4x6 inches watercolor on paper. The original piece was my response to the sudden explosion of interest in crow and raven art on Ebay. I pondered many explanations since it was intriguing that it happened around the holidays late 2007. One of my speculations was maybe it was a religious symbol. I will probably never know, but i found myself painting a raven or crow whispering the sun's secret to this bronze Buddha.

Erika Nelson


6 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

You painted crows too?

Theresa Bayer said...

Beautiful! And what's more, proof that watercolors can lead to enlightenment.

Lee said...

I am crazy for all your buddhas, with or without the crow.

BillingsleyRose said...

I agree with Lee - it's the buddhas that I love! They are outstanding!!! There's something so compelling about them!!!
Thank you so much for setting up this blog, Erika!
RoseAnn

Lanie said...

You work magic with your colors!

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks Theresa, Lee, RoseAnn and Lanie :) Yes, thanks to the crows, I've discovered I actually enjoy and can paint Buddhas - completely different subject for me, for sure :)