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 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).
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4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a Northern Goshawk called, “Everyone Loves A Circus.”
A friend recently asked, “Have you painted a goshawk?” He went on to tell me all about a book that everyone and their cousin is currently reading: H is for Hawk. According to him, it’s the story of a woman who after some traumatic event (I want to say her father passed away), she went out and got herself a goshawk.
This begs the question, why isn’t the book called G is for Goshawk?
Anywho…after having a look at these lovely birds, I went ahead and painted this Northern Goshawk. According to studies, their eyes often turn this red color once they’re two years old, provided they have a particular diet. Fascinating!
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for August 2018.
A Glimpse into the Process of the Original Painting
About the Bird
More about the Northern Goshawk
from AllAboutBirds.org : The Northern Goshawk is the bigger, fiercer, wilder relative of the Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks that prowl suburbs and backyards. It’s an accipiter—a type of hawk with short, broad wings and a long rudderlike tail that give it superb aerial agility. These secretive birds are mostly gray with bold white “eyebrow” stripes over piercing orange to red eyes. Northern Goshawks flash through forests chasing bird and mammal prey, pouncing silently or crashing feet first through brush to grab quarry in crushingly strong talons.
Northern Goshawks are secretive birds that typically live in large tracts of forest, so they are hard to find. They are vocal near their nests, but they are also fiercely defensive and have been known to attack people who come too close to a nest—please think twice before you approach a calling bird. Remember that goshawks don’t typically occur in populated areas, so any accipiter that you see in town or near a bird feeder is more likely a large Cooper’s Hawk than a goshawk. Your best chance of finding a Northern Goshawk is to spend time in mature forest being as quiet, observant—and patient—as possible.