Sorry for the lack of Blog posts lately, I have been unable to update until today. The two clutches of eggs shown here were laid by a captive Black Kite (Katie) that was being cared for by Jim Ades in Hong Kong. Since the eggs were infertile, they had been collected by Jim so it was with great delight that I sat down and painted them. Surprisingly there was quite a bit of variation in markings (even within each clutch) which made the job even more interesting. Completing this work spurred me on to do a whole series of egg paintings, all of which are now in private collections. Sorry for the severe crop of this image - it was scanned from a slide. Black Kite Eggs, watercolor on paper, size about 15" x 11" (38cm x 28cm).