You see them in the arts and crafts magazines, in ancient art, and as symbolic imagery everywhere. Birds are charming and decorative, but more than that they are richly significant.
The crow is sometimes a symbol of adultery, a fact that I did not know when I created the work shown here. (If you use sparrows in your work, you should know that, traditionally, they have been associated with the dead.)
|Town Crier, acrylics, papers, 18 x 24"|
A color scheme of red, white, and blue can be very effective with the addition of a variety of values, including black.