Sunday, March 21, 2010

Crow Skull Study


Crow Skull Study II

An original watercolor by Helen Klebesadel

I love crows. They are the truth-speakers. I think of them as the Cassandras (the harsh voices that carry truths no one wants to know). A part of me is a crow. In my deepest places I know my affinity is attached to the wisdom and knowledge I have gained in my maturity from lived experience, especially from the mistakes of inaction. They represent my belief that it is important to speak the truth as you see it even, and especially, when no one wants to hear it.
Knowing my fascination with all things raven and crow I am often gifted with crow and raven associated items by my community. This painting is of a lovely crow skull given to me
in an beautiful ribbon bound box by my friend Math.

6 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

What a fantastic painting, my sister has a thing for Ravens too.

johnniebelinda said...

This is a wonderful painting

Helen R Klebesadel said...

Thank you both!

Katie said...

I wish blogger had a like button - this is awesome!

Daniel Montoya said...

Superb rendering! Nice work.

IrelandBrady said...

Simply beautiful! A painting one just wants to sit and enjoy for its pure beauty.