Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crow Series

This is a post to show my series of graphite drawings featuring a crow or crows. My friend, Mona Diane Conner has invited me to share my series of crow drawings to the Facebook Group, Birds in Art. There are so many beautiful images of birds on this site, so many talented artists and bird lovers!

In this series, the crow is part of the landscape, usually the focal point, but sometimes used as a symbol. I don't post my images on Facebook. If I want to announce new work to my Facebook friends, I post it with a link to be viewed here on my blog. Therefore, I have collected this series of work in a new post, in the order as created. If you would like to read my process or thoughts about each piece, you can click on the title of that work for it's blog link. Please note, you may have to go to the bottom of the link to find the matching blog. Thanks for looking and thank you Mona for suggesting it!

Finding Time, © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite on Film, 8 1/4" x 10 1/2"

Fine Art Miniature, The Key, © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Acrylic on Film, 2 3/8" x 3"

The Offering, © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Colored Pencil on Film, 7" x 7"

Fine Art Miniature, The Time Thief © Barbara A. Freeman
Graphite and Mixed Media on Film, 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

This last work, above, is the latest work in graphite with a crow, to be titled soon. You can see that I've used the same crow twice in two of the works. They are everywhere until I get my camera to get new shots!

I've also included three works done in acrylic that the crow is used as a symbol.

Buddha in Austin, A Personal Altar*, © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Gessobord, (painting continued on deep sides and top)
Stones, Fossil and Root Fibers, 8" x 6" x 4" (*to see other views of this click on the title)

Fine Art Miniature, Buddha in the Pacific Northwest
© Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Claybord, 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"

A Meditation on the Pacific Northwest, © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Gessobord, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Mona said...

Barbara, it's lovely to see all of these together, thanks for posting them again, and thanks for the link.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you Mona for the suggestion! There are so many beautiful bird works in that group! I'm glad your link works. I'm still tying to fix my title links. Sometimes you think you have things working and then when you publish, they aren't! It is interesting for me to see the crows all in the same place.

Jane said...

Hi Barbara--Love seeing these all together-makes a great little collection--here's to the crows :)

Mary McAndrew said...

Barbara, I feel like I've just attended a special art show just for "Birds in Art" ! haha...great work, I see you like the fantasy theme like me, I've always loved painting crows and ravens too.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Jane. Crows are so cool.

Thanks Mary. Yes, I like a sense of fantasy/mystery in my work.

Thanks for coming from FB to see my work. I enjoyed looking at all of the beautiful bird artwork there!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh Barbara! Somehow I missed this most fabulous post yesterday! I love this whole series, but those pieces with the watch/clock are just so interesting and intriguing. Almost POE-ish for some reason (though not thinking of the Raven, I am sure that plays into it...but some story of the ill use or loss of time...)! Beautiful acrylics too; your trees lose nothing from one medium to the next!

Gail Hayton said...

Barbara, I agree with AutumnLeaves, I think my favorite is the one with the clock/watch!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Sherry and Gail. This is work you both have already probably seen, but it does look different to me at least to see it all together. Yes, Sherry, I'm thinking of those very things in my title choices for that one. I'm glad you both like it. Thanks for looking again.

I'm working on a new one now, a graphite small work, not miniature, that I'm trying to have finished for a deadline. Same sort of tree but without a crow, similar mood. I'm taking photographs of it in progress that I want to post soon.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Seeing all your wonderful crow pieces in a series like that really adds to the impact Barbara - It makes me wish all the more that I could see them in person and really study them up close. Your work is truly inspirational!!!

Maree said...

Absolutely LOVE your crows! Saw your link on "Bird Art" on FB and glad I visited!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Maree.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Karen. I feel the same about your work. You get skin so flawless and smooth in your portraits. I know that isn't easy working on film!