Secretarybird original watercolor painting, 8 x 10 inches on Arches 140 lb paper. This is a bird native to Africa that stands about 4 feet tall. It's a member of the raptor family.
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it
would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We
are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an
ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”