Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse


The Maine Bird Series
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor

One-color woodcut
Hand-printed on Arnhem 1618 paper | open edition
Image size: 4.5" x 4.5"
paper size: 6.75" x 6.75"

My family and I have become amateur birders. It began innocently enough, with the installation of a single bird feeder in our yard. But that winter when the snow came, the birds came also. Enticed by the cheerful sight of birds chirping outside the window, our routine began to include time watching birds, field guide in hand, trying to determine the names of our new feathered guests. Before we knew it our fascination had grown into a full fledged birding obsession involving multiple feeders and bird houses, long walks with binoculars, and hours spent studying bird books. Soon, birds became  the favorite subject of our many creative projects as well, finding their way into drawings, paintings and wood carvings. Given this, I guess it was perhaps inevitable that I should start a series of woodcuts featuring some of my favorite Maine birds...

The tufted titmouse is the second in the series. These small grey birds with tufted crests live year round in the southern coastal region of Maine. They are regulars at my bird feeders and I love their wide-eyed expressions and friendly demeanor. Their pleasant, strong voice never fails to cheers me.

This is a one-color woodcut. There may be slight variations between prints as is the nature of the hand-printing process. Each unframed print is packaged in a clear plastic acid-free envelope.

All images are © Rhonda Lynch 2019. All rights reserved.

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