About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed, titled, and numbered on the back.
Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back.
Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
See more below.
4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of an American Kestrel called, “She Knew How to Make an Entrance.”
Last December, while hiking along a nature trail in Southern California, I saw this handsome fellow perched atop a telephone wire. I snapped a few photos. He seemed busy looking for dinner. The light of the golden hour gave him a dramatic appearance, which I decided to keep for his portrait. Of course, when I titled this piece, I’d decided he was a she…alas, not the case.
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for May 2020.
About the American Kestrel
North America’s littlest falcon, the American Kestrel packs a predator’s fierce intensity into its small body. It’s one of the most colorful of all raptors: the male’s slate-blue head and wings contrast elegantly with his rusty-red back and tail; the female has the same warm reddish on her wings, back, and tail.
Hunting for insects and other small prey in open territory, kestrels perch on wires or poles, or hover facing into the wind, flapping and adjusting their long tails to stay in place.
Kestrels are declining in parts of their range; you can help them by putting up nest boxes.