To watch these birds speed through the landscape is as entertaining as watching the roadrunner cartoons that many of us grew up with. This is a life size Greater Roadrunner, an amazing bird that can be found in the southwestern hot regions of the U.S., including Mexico. Because it is such an iconic image in many childhoods, I included a Coyote to oversee the action. This etching is created with five plates using 14 different colors. After the ink dries, each one it hand-painted with transparent watercolors. Five copper plates were used to create the image, in addition to meticulous hand-coloring with transparent watercolors.
43" X 34"
5 plate original hand painted etching