Ravens are a commom sight around our home in the Rockies. Vocal communication seems to be a very important part of their family structure. They could be sitting in a tree, or flying overhead and it will be their calls that alert you to their presence. Sometimes when they fly past me I will close my eyes and focus on hearing their wingbeats.
This painting is a combination of what I love most about the Raven. Their feathers, although black, have a wonderful irridescent quality that makes it possible to see them in a variety of different ways. And their incredible varied calls speak of the north and living in an ever changing environment.