Coloring between the genders is so disparate, that until recently the sexes were thought to be different species (the female is red). Another unique feature of the Eclectus is the fine, hairlike plumage around the head and neck. This created a special painting challenge. The feathers' flow was impossible to render with a deliberate, calculated application. A separate canvas was set up to practice a glancing, fluid stroke. Each feather was then accomplished in one, fast 'strike.' Prints are signed and numbered on the bottom margin. Limited edition of 200 per size.