Le Provocateur, painting of a raven wearing a fishermans coat and hat, painting of bird on the wharf at night, painting of crow portrait, art with bird, painting with boat shipyard, art with dock and pier, picture about a fisherman, art wtih nighttime worker, dark painting with the moon, 19th Century art scene, art about steampunk industry, painting about an industrialist, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

Ravens and crows have long received a bad rap. A group of crows is called a “murder” and ravens fare no better. When gathered, they are called an “unkindness”. Thus was the launching point for this continuation in the animal portrait series. It’s an image I had sketched out years ago and thought of anytime I saw a suspicious looking a raven. Lurking by the docks under the partially obscured moon, he awaits any dubious opportunity with mal intent. Or perhaps he is simply a poor misunderstood bird searching for honest work.

Le Provocateur

12 x 15 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection