Another Crow

I had such fun painting the 2 crows in alcohol inks that I decided to try another crow, this time in Brusho! If you missed the first 2 crow paintings, you can see them in THIS POST. I think I’ve decided to do a series of bird paintings, and put them in my Shop. Do you prefer to buy originals, or prints?  I’ll probably offer the option of both.


I found another free reference photo on Unsplash to use for this painting. This time, the crow has something to say!

Another Crow

I put a mat over the painting, to see how it looks.


After sketching the outline onto 8″ x 10″ Arches cold press watercolour paper, I started painting the crow.  Black Brusho and Daniel Smith Paynes Gray are  used for the beak and eye.  The bird is a combination of Brusho in Cobalt, Purple and Black.  Once the crow had dried, I painted the moon. For the moon, I used Brusho Orange, and then added in some Gray for texture.  When the moon was dry, the background is painted in Black Brusho.

Here’s a different view of this crow painting.

Another Crow

I do like using ‘unusual’ colours for painting animals and birds! This was a good practice for the crow and moon.


What other types of birds would you like to see painted?  I found a fun tutorial for a colourful ostrich that I’m going to try!  You can see the Kingfisher that I painted in Brusho, in THIS POST, if you missed it.   I’m thinking I’ll try a Blue Heron, as well. We have a lot of them around where I live; they’re amazing to see!

I’ve provided links below for supplies, if you need to order to try your own painting with Brusho.  Thanks for spending some time with me today!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Another Crow

    1. We have a lot of crows & occasional ravens around here and you’re right Buffy – they always make their thoughts known! (and dive bomb people during nesting season) :O

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