Catrinka Randall - Pirate, the Magpie, with Stolen Treasure!
By Wild about Watercolor 2021
Catrinka Randall - Pirate, the Magpie, with Stolen Treasure!, 2021, Watercolor painting
34.5" x 26", $1000, Winner: Most Flamboyant, MBFA
A Danish photographer with whom I work offered me this photo from her backyard birds one morning. I love magpie’s acquisitive nature and cockiness. This guy has just touched down and from the motion of his wings, I’d say he’s ready to take flight if we get any closer—He’s really guarding his treasure! I wanted my watercolor to convey magpie’s “wild guy, out-there” nature.