A magpie I painted last night. I used some reference photos to get the coloring and the anatomy right. It was much fun, enjoyed experimenting with the snow and the mood. I named it “Winter Is Coming” since magpies have often been considered as bad omens or to steal shiny things, such as jewelry or shiny spoons. In fact they are highly intelligent creatures, and sometimes manage to solve tool-related problems that even chimpanzees can’t solve : )
I’m selling high quality prints of this painting over at my Society6 page if anyone’s interested!