#394 Hood Canal Red-tail (for 8 x 10 mat)
This was one of my first limited edition prints I ever made, from a painting I finished in 1984. It was based on a trip where we started in Shelton and headed up the west side of Hood Canal. We birded the small estuaries that line the canal on the way north before you get to Dabob Bay. The scene was inspired by the Hamma Hamma River’s estuary. The Duckabush is another one of the estuaries, and old age has made it impossible for me to remember the third. I’ll work on it. The Red-tailed Hawk is here imagined (I painted him small as the model was a male Red-tail that a falconer I met had at a Falconry meet) landing on a driftwood as he hunted low over the estuary.