Pelican Portrait

I had the urge to do a monochromatic piece, and what better bird to pick than one that is black and white. So the Australian Pelican it is. Mind you, there is still a lot of colour in the pelican, all the sublteties in the shading and the soft pink of the beak. This piece became a little quilt, as it really needed a border around it. It’s painted with inks and fabric paints then embroidered over.