Roseate Spoonbills have such an unusual beak and head, this piece focuses on these attributes. Tampa has the largest nesting population of Spoonbills in the country, so I am fortunate to see them frequently. This etching was printed from the large “Roseate Spoonbill in Flight” plate on Arches watercolor paper with one ink, black. This watercolor paper gives more latitude in applying watercolor because it has more glue (sizing) then the normal printmaking paper used for editions. All the colors are hand painted. I consider this a varied edition where each print varies considerably, different colors and forms in the sky. Each is an original watercolor.
22 1/2"x12 1/2"
Single plate original hand-painted etching.