Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Proud Bald Eagle

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 18″w, ©2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these Bald eagle shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park. I thought this would make an interesting design by having the Bald Eagle with one of the popular views of Wizard Island in the background.

The immense and beautiful Crater Lake extends to 1,932 feet deep. The now peaceful lake is the remnant of the once 12,000-foot-high Mount Mazama which erupted 7,700 years ago. The cataclysmic eruptions of ash and magma were so immense that the magma chamber emptied and collapsed leaving a huge caldera which later filled with water, thus, creating Crater Lake. Crater Lake is one of Oregon’s greatest treasures. Many animals including our nation’s treasured Bald Eagles (depicted in this artwork) can be seen in the park. At the time we sold these shirts to Crater Lake Company, there had been a pair of Bald Eagles that would nest at the park each summer.

Painted in watercolor, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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