These wonderfully cryptic birds are real favourites of mine, so despite the intricacies of their feather patterns, I really enjoyed painting them. The Tawny Frogmouths colours blend so well with the bark and lichens on the Turpentine Tree that they can be easily overlooked.
The fluffy white young soon start to change to mottled greys and browns and before they leave the nest are similar in colour to the adults. Often their nests are much more frail than this particular one.
Dimensions: 585 x 760 mm (23 x 30”)
100% Rag Paper - edition of 100