'In a perfect light – sulphur crested cockatoo'
32 x 51 cm
pastel - drawing on supertooth paper
Australia's sulphur-crested cockatoos are mischief makers, being insatiably curious wherever there are humans and for our part we humans find their intelligence and beauty hard to resist. Yes it is true their powerful beaks can destroy any wood work on your house, demolish your fruit trees and make match wood of your bamboo sunblinds. Their raucous screeching sets your teeth on edge and up close is truly deafening. But in a perfect light....backlit first thing in the morning and sitting peacefully their immaculate white plumage and glowing sulphur-yellow crest make a truly splendid sight.