Sophora microphylla - Kowhai - Kowhai

 

 

This plate of New Zealand's national flower once again has oil of spike over a linear base giving form to the leaves, stems and seed pods. Spit bite aquatint and finally flat aquatint with a burnished finish give form to the delicate flower clusters. The plate is inked in five colours and hand coloured where the leaves coincide with the yellow flowers.