Grandmas Cocky is one of my most personal paintings to date. He was the same age as me and had passed away not long after my grandmother had passed. Those 2 were a firm anchor in my happy childhood.
When I got news of his passing I was pretty sad, considering they can live up to around 70 years old. But I thought it was fitting to honour his memory with the gift of a colourful life he gave me. He was such a funny and intelligent bird and was always up for a chat. Makes me smile just thinking about it.