MEDIUM Silkscreen with Metallic Silver Ink.
TOTAL EDITION SIZE
We published the Egret image as both a limited edition serigraph---which is basically sold out---and as an open edition poster. However, I occasionally have this print available to sell.
My friend, Michael Patrick Cronan, whose design work I loved, asked me to do an illustration for a printing company called Interprint. I think he said I could do anything with birds. THIS was the kind of assignment I was made for since I've been a birdwatcher most of my life.
Egrets and herons are beautiful birds, to my way of thinking. One of the most astounding birdwatching episodes I have had was far up the northern California coast, on a camping trip with my aunt and uncle. As I was sitting up on a bluff overlooking the river early one morning, a huge great blue heron slowly flew by at eye height--it seemed like a dream. It was ...wonderful. I've never forgotten it.
At any rate, being able to do an egret print was an homage to that bird. I've got rain falling in this print, as I've done in another print. I guess I like the added atmospheric quality of rain or snow in my images. I tend to actually feel the sensation of the rain or the snow as I am creating the image.