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Ishka Baha
01-24-2014, 09:41 AM
16"x18" Oil on Canvas.


01-24-2014, 10:46 AM
the colors are intense and the texture is beautiful!

Katie Black
01-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Love this one..I'm seeing Ravens on a roof!

01-24-2014, 05:11 PM
This has great depth and a nice palette - crows? vultures? birds of prey?

01-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Not a simple murder of crows.
corvids everywhere under the moonlight.

excited by the mark making and composition

what a great piece,
lots to enjoy and explore



Ishka Baha
01-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Thank you so much for your comments, I have been on a paint freeze for a very long time but it happened last night..... This painting is very loosely interpreted from a poem: a bird witch puts a spell on a girl and a boy. The girl flies at night. He flies in the morning. So they are never able to meet. She flies with her wings in tatters at night whilst he watches her flight in dismay. But on an eclipse... night becomes day and day becomes night. And then they meet, they squash the witch's spell and it is a very happy ending.

Ishka Baha
01-26-2014, 01:53 PM
This is my variation of the poem Artby.......

I fly at night
You at morn
Parallel days
Lonely Screetches
Beckoning calls
To change the time of day.

When day is night and night is day
Split second touch of warmth
Feather on feather
Heart on heart
Then closing doom of day.

Lonely screetches
Beckoning calls
For one more touch of warmth
Eclipse long gone
Talons in chains
Feathers in tatters
Flight song
sung in vain.

01-26-2014, 07:20 PM
HI Nikki, I have looked at this a few times now, and I keep seeing things I have not noticed the time before. This is good! I really love the colors and texture. I especially like that blue (blue/green) that runs through the center like a road.

Great job.

Dare I tell you what else I see in painting? You'll think I'm weird!

01-26-2014, 07:36 PM
A cockatoo/parrot and a bald eagle at rest in a twilight city of waterfalls, dreaming of flight. That's what I see.

And I like your colors also.

01-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Hey Nikki, I like the fact that you did not interpret the words of the poem literally but you did interpret the mood, movement and poetic depth. I think you excel with pieces like this one.

Ishka Baha
01-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Artyczar - What do you see? But because you did not mention it then perhaps I should not ask.
3243 - Many thanks.
Artby - Thank you very, very much.