|Crow with Pomegranat Acrylic on Paper, 9" by 11"|
In the Genesis flood story Noah sent out the raven before he sent out the dove. It doesn't say what happened with the raven - just that it flew back and forth. But in other flood stories, the raven returned with signs of land. I've chosen to give it a pomegranate branch. Pomegranates are symbolic of fertility, abundance, fruitfulness. I think most of us are looking for fruitfulness in our lives.
I planned to post day 3 here, too, but for some reason it's not allowing me to add another picture. So I'll write a new post for that. Sorry if this means more mail in your inbox.
This day I decided to play with pomegranates. The shape is pretty simple. But the colorings and subtleties offer lots of choices to fool around with. Eventually I have more complex paintings in mind, things that I put off doing because I'm afraid of messing them up. So maybe if I work on components, getting things down that I like or don't like, it will be less intimidating. So here are some intact pomegranates.