Two Ravens Sit and Reflect painting series

Two Ravens Sit and Reflect painting series

As February begins, I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day and this got me to thinking about couples…which got me to thinking about twos…which got me to thinking about my “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect” painting series.

I’ve been painting pairs of ravens for a long time. I like painting ravens in twos because “pairs” of animals can symbolize love, partnership, tenacity, fertility, renewal, and abundance. Pairs of an animal are very auspicious.

Below is my “Two Ravens Watched the Sunset” acrylic painting.

Two Ravens Watched the Sunset Painting
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Watched the Sunset”

Here’s a cropped version of “Two Ravens Protecting the Moon.”

Two Ravens Protecting the Moon painting
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Protecting the Moon”

I like these two looking at each other with the prayer flags and heart behind them. I painted them on a piece of recycled sky blue wood.

Two Ravens Painting

I love plays on words and the title, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect” does that. If ravens could talk, there is the literal sense of two ravens sitting together and talking and reflecting about life. I love the idea of birds talking.

And then there is the mirror image of the two ravens reflecting back on each other.

It’s been a popular series and one I enjoy painting!

© Lindy Gaskill, "Two Ravens Sit and Reflect II"
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect II”

 

Two Ravens Sit and Reflect III
© Lindy Gaskill, Two Ravens Sit and Reflect III

 

Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on Live
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on Live”

 

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© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on the Waves”

 

Two Ravens Reflect on Love
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on Love”

 

Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on the Sun
© Lindy Gaskill, “Two Ravens Sit and Reflect on the Sun”

I think I would like to paint some pairs of other animals too. Feng Shui has a list of auspicious animals which includes Tortoise, tiger, phoenix, lions, elephants, fu dogs, deer, frogs, rats, rabbits, cows and horses to name a few. You can find the symbolism of these animals here.

Which animal would you like to see reflecting on each other in a painting?

You can buy prints of Two Ravens Sit and Relect paintings in my Etsy Shop>

Two New Acrylic Paintings on Wood Box Frames

I have 2 new whimsical bird paintings that I’ve painted on wood box frames. They are 11″ x 8″ with 4″ deep sides.  These have been a popular format and I love painting on wood. They’re very versatile too. You can hang them on the wall, put them on a book shelf or end table or even on a window sill.

She Built a Love NestShe Built a Love Nest
acrylic on wood box frame, 11″ x 8″ x 4″
$325

Wood Box Frame painting

I like the way the image wraps around all 4 sides too. To create the nest I used  white marks over layered colors of blue, purple, red and green. Then I tinted the white with a pinkish color. I really like the look of it.

She Built a Love Nest on Wall

The colors remind me of Spring! I must have warmer weather on my mind.

top of painting on wood box frame

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Watching the Fish Dance
acrylic on wood box frame, 11″ x 8″ x 4″
$325

Watching the Fish Dance Painting Hanging on the Wall

Watching the Fish Dance on shelf painting

Hope you enjoyed the new paintings!