White Dog Art

prince of thieves

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on July 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

Ravens are tricksters and very smart. I love to wake up in the morning to their shouting voices. Is there a story behind this prince holding an eagle feather? I watched the resident lake eagle sitting  on a high branch shredding his fresh fish while ravens sat in the surrounding branches broadcasting their raucous voices. He totally tolerated them. It would seem that they probably finished whatever was left of his meal.  Nature’s balance.

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  1. Great story! And great painting to accompany it, too! I once observed an eagle pretend to catch a fish (I swear!) and then retrieve a previously caught fish from a cache in the breakwater. I’m pretty sure this feint was designed to keep the ever-present crows guessing and unaware of the eagle’s storage spot. Eagle tricks the trickster! Ha!

  2. what a very handsome fellow! we have resident bald eagles not too far from my neighborhood and it wasn’t so long ago I watched the crows chasing one off – seemed very ballsy to me at the time!

  3. My goodnes, the twist of his neck, the feather in his beak, with a dot of color make this so interesting. I love what you do with a bird and some watercolor, Gretchen.

  4. Thank you, Leslie, for your comment.

  5. He looks very much alive, this one. There is movement in his neck and attention in his eye. I can’t stop looking at him because he is looking at me. How wonderful … really just like the crows that dominate the dawn here.

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