Sticking with my morning Raven theme, I wasn’t happy with this one so I started to play with a little more pattern, it has moved on from here again but I like this point, i called it ‘gnarled wisdom’ from a Ted Hughes poem . . .. . . . .. .

As I left home my local Ravens rose up from the field and cloaked good morning! I always see them as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge… In Greek mythology, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy. They were the god’s messengers in the mortal world. Apollo sent a white Raven to spy on his lover Coronis. When the raven returned with bad news apollo scorched it in his fury!

In an unexpectedly badgery day here is my last badger for today… I made this one into a card because it was so popular, .but I also have prints of most of the paintings I post on request, just in case you are wondering 😊 and I am never quite sure why that is so difficult to say! πŸ˜‚

Just one more corvid… this one is more a Jackdaw than a Rook. Again available from my website as a card or in a set of 5 with some friends!. . . . . . #jackdaw #rook #crow #crowart #crowartist #inthestudio #urbanbird #farmlandbird #contemporaryart #cornwallart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #art #illustration #wildlife #naturalworld #contemporarypainting #humananimalrelationship #narrative #mythology #myth #wildlifepainting #anthrozology #urbancrow #greetingscard #artcard #artforsale

Conversations about crows today… their brilliance, huge personality, vast vocal range, non verbal communication, social structure and all round gorgeousness! So here is one I made earlier part of a large series (or murder) of crows… in ink but now available as a greetings card from my website if you would like to check it out 😊. . . . . . . .#rook #crow #crowart #crowartist #inthestudio #urbanbird #farmlandbird #contemporaryart #cornwallart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #art #illustration #wildlife #naturalworld #contemporarypainting #humananimalrelationship #narrative #mythology #myth #wildlifepainting #anthrozology #urbancrow #greetingscard #artcard #artforsale

Beautiful starlings always lift my spirits… I have stood beneath more than 200000 passing over on their way to roost at the @rspb_love_nature nature reserve at Marazion and felt like I was physically levitating in their wake … There is a small flock on my way to work so I am celebrating with this one combination of lino print with abstract painting 😊