We have a family of resident magpies who kindly share their territory with us. They have been known to steal our poor harassed cat’s crunchies, especially when they are nesting, so I have many photos of their thieving antics of beaks in the cat bowl. When painting this picture I had visions of the magpies using their beaks as dainty sugar tongs, delicately retrieving sugar cubes out of an ornate Royal Crown Derby Imari sugar bowl.
One Lump or Two
Watercolour on handmade 100% cotton paper
Image size 62cm x 46cm