Once again this picture of my painting was take with an ipad, so the colors, tones and such are a bit off from the original painting. But you get the idea.
Magpies are one of my favorite birds. Even though they are mean and rather violent to other birds and animals, they are very pretty. They also are quite clever. In summer you can see them...well, everywhere, but especially down the quiet side streets by the river. There is something very serene about walking amongst the big trees and watching the magpies climb up them, searching for food. Or maybe that's just me.