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Murder of Crows by Reynaldo
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2009 Acrylic Mixed Media on 140 lb. Watercolour paper 24×18″
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Featured in Abstract Surreal-Art 07 Apr 2013

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A lot of my work comes for life experiences and many I am inspired by events. This painting I painted yesterday. I was working on another painting and reached a stopping point and as I stepped out 5 crows landed in my front yard just,
as I grabbed my camera as I keep it with me as I paint to capture progression of my work.
Then 5 more crows, and then 10 , then 20, and and maybe 50…..then I lost count as I snapped away capturing them in flight and just in front of me. There is an old Mexican Legend about crows landing and circling as these did about crows picking up souls and souls saying good bye to loved ones, as they are carried by crows, a group of crow (murder of crows) hence the Title. As my beloved Uncle had just passed away this week, as they circled above me I felt a sense of good bye, and sadness from this sweet and kind man my Uncle, and was inspired to paint this work in his memory.
Murder of Crows

And today I just finished painting a large portrait canvas of him that I will give to my Aunt.
My Uncle Carlos was One of the sweetest and kindest man that I have ever been privileged to know. He had fought in World War II in a B17 bomber crew, He had just married my Aunt and then went off to war, for 4 years.
And all my life I never hear an unkind word from him or my Aunt. They were married almost 69 years and she is distraught, as I can understand. The nicest kindest, couple I have ever known, next to my folks as I have also never in my life heard an unkind word or seen them fight. How does that happen……..True Love……growing up in the Great Depression and working since they were very young never going to school. I admire what they accomlished and are still married to each other.

Reynaldo

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As a self-taught working artist, I have always believed that we are all blessed with gifts. It’s up to us to recognize and develop them; to what extent we will use those gifts to benefit others that cross our path.

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  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    awesome Rey, i adore these babies their feathers are so bluey blacky green lol

  • Bev thank you dear

    – Reynaldo

  • umbra
    umbraabout 5 years ago

    your work is so so fascinating…i am drawn to this as the crow is my totem…unsure about the title though, did you have your shotgun as well as your camera?…

  • Erich your comment are verfy much appreciated by me and so are your visits to my gallery cheers

    – Reynaldo

  • Marita McVeigh
    Marita McVeighabout 5 years ago

    Looks like a winter crow.

  • I couldn’t tell you a winter crow from a summer crow lol thanks

    – Reynaldo

  • Arletta
    Arlettaabout 5 years ago

    Raw, but lovely

  • Thank you for your comments much appreciate by this humble artist

    – Reynaldo

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    grear crow painting and the explination helps me to understand . married 69 tear wow that is an amazing story .blessings to your aunt Rey in friendship LIZ

  • thank you liz thank you very much

    – Reynaldo

  • Stella  Shube As
    Stella Shube Asabout 5 years ago

    I like it

  • me too thank you

    – Reynaldo

  • TrixiJahn
    TrixiJahnabout 5 years ago

    A marvelous painting and a beautiful story to go with it. I’m so sorry for your loss, I know the pain of saying goodbye. xox

  • thank you friend

    – Reynaldo

  • Varry
    Varryabout 5 years ago

    Rey, thank you for posting this heart felt and sentimental work for us, it is lovely.The story behind a work always facinates me. Xx

  • Varry hi thank you how are you? cheerrs

    – Reynaldo

  • Christopher  Raggatt
    Christopher R...about 5 years ago

    An godd painting and a thoughtful tribute.

  • Chris thank you for the visit and comment

    – Reynaldo

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 5 years ago

    Murder of Crows by Reynaldo

    Rey, this is such a exquisite and beautiful painting and heart touching tribute to your beautiful Uncle Carlos. I love how the front Crow is bold and defined and the other crows that form the murder are subtle and impressionistic. The soft and gentle white and blue background adds to the feeling of love that is expressed in each brush stroke and each word you have written. Thank you so much Rey for sharing this deeply heart felt story and tribute and sensitive and deeply meaningful painting with us. I love them both. I am so sorry for your loss dear Rey. xxx

  • you are so kind my dear partner for your always thoughtful insight into my work….. I appreciate your comments and compliments as you know. And thank you for your private thoughts dear Anthea, I appreciate very much xxx

    – Reynaldo

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