Cliantus puniceus - Kowhai-ngutu-kaka - Kaka Beak

 

 

The vivid lipstick red inflorescence of this native plant is achieved by mixing Solferino violet, Geranium red and Rouge Carmine. The etched ground is created with aquatint, spit bite aquatint and oil of spike over a linear base. The seeds and some flower form are then hand coloured.