Raven for Orcas Island

This painting dates back to last fall but escaped the blog until now. It is a commission showing a raven and the madrona trees that grow on Orcas Island, near Seattle. I used copper leaf which echoes the color of the peeling cinnamon bark of the madrona. 
I struggled with the raven at first. This early attempt looks more like a pigeon. 
Raven for Orcas Island

That’s better!
Raven for Orcas Island

Raven for Orcas Island

See full post here: Jean Bradbury2017-05-12.