Where I used to work there was a cunning flock of rainbow lorikeets who had worked out that a quick sugar fix was to visit the local cafe and steal all their sugar sachets off the outside tables, tearing open the end of the long cylindrical paper sweetener and pouring the contents straight down their gullets! When the cafe got wise to their goings on and stopped putting the sugar outside the very clever birds used their beauty to distract unsuspecting cafe patrons. One would land nearby or dangle from the umbrella, catching everyone’s attention, while their mate would sneak in and steal the cake off your plate! This painting is inspired by them, the cheeky, naughty, stunning birds.
Flim Flan 2016
Watercolour on handmade 100% cotton paper
Image size 62cm x 46cm