The Marin Headlands (just north of San Francisco) holds many beautiful sights — hawks, coyotes, bobcats, foxes. Also wonderful old buildings dating back to WWII. I pulled off to the side to photograph this and its interesting shadows. After I got back in the car, 2 ravens flew down to the dirt road that ran up to this spot. One of them was just a few feet from my car, so I rolled down the back window for a better view of those luscious blue-black feathers. I said hello, and it cocked his head and looked at me. A shared a moment.
UPDATE: It was a great honor to have this purchased by Allen Fish, head of GGRO (see ggro.org). Sadly, an arsonist burnt this little building down so there’s nothing left; Allen tells me the rangers called this the “rifle hut” as it was on the rifle range, a part of Fort Cronkhite during WWII. Only ashes left now. Happy I was able to paint it before it was gone.
5.5″ x 8.5″ watercolor, pen on paper = $60