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Monday, March 23, 2009

notes on Coronaeus

In Greek mythology, King Coronaeus of Phocis was the father of Coronis, who was changed by Athena into a crow to enable her escape from Poseidon. The name Coronaeus is likely related to the Greek korōnē: culmination; something curved like a crow's beak; kind of crown.

Our model, Raven has an armband tattooed with a raven, of which only the beak is visible in my painting.


  1. Anna, you always do lovely work. I enjoy seeing it in progress like this! Thank you!

  2. Hey there Wakitsch,

    You ought to have told me you FINALLY started blogging (again!) I need to go make some links. I love this portrait. One of the nicest surprises at the studio since I got back. Beautiful work.