Oil on canvas board 14" x 20"
Completed December 2016.
The inspiration arose out of a visit to the Wangaratta Wetlands, NE Victoria after heavy rains.
The Australian white ibis' (Threskiornis Moluccas) wingspan measures over a metre wide, so they're quite impressive. During the mating season, the normally rosy pink flesh under the wing turns a bright crimson red, and this colour can be repeated in the skin pigmentation at the back of the head.