This magnificent raptor has a very healthy population in Florida and in many parts of the United States. I wanted to show the underside of its body so that the viewer can see the amazing feather patterns and colors, one of the most colorful hawks in the U.S. It is also the most vocal hawk in North America, so if you happen to hear a hawk in an area where they reside, it is a good chance it is a Red-shouldered. Depicted life size, it is a one of my more challenging etchings to print: 5 plates with 17 colors of inks. Not only is the printing intense, the hand-coloring with transparent watercolors is also extreme.
24" X 34"
43" X 53"
5 plate original hand painted etching