Portrait of a Pelican by Barbara Banthien.
Limited edition giclee print of original acrylic painting on 100% cotton rag paper using archival quality pigments, available framed or unframed. Image size 18.5 inches by 11.5 inches on paper size 23.5 inches x 16.5 inches. Limited edition of 175, signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity included.
Framed size is 21.5 inches by 27 inches in a black frame.
In late summer, an adult pelican has a white neck and belly, a pale yellow head. During the breeding season, the Brown Pelican’s head changes from white to bright yellow—courting plumage—a most dramatic appearance. In breeding plumage, the back and sides of the neck turn a rich, dark reddish-brown. Colors start to fade during the onset of incubation, in March, and the yellow feathers on the head are replaced with white feathers. The white neck molts to dark brown, and the yellow head changes back to pure white.