Published as in interior illustration in Different Worlds magazine in 1983. The original is an oil painting on illustration board, 17x22 inches. (The same size as all my magazine cover originals.)
This was my first published color piece, predating even the cards for the Dragonriders of Pern game. It was supposed to be the cover of the magazine, and I even wrote an article about a race of winged humanoids to go with it, so it could be. But, for some reason, the editors decided to put it on the interior instead, as the first interior color illustration in the magazine.
It's a pretty straightforward piece, with no hidden things (that I'm aware of.) But I've always liked it. I was living in Okinawa when I painted it, and snapped the image of the clouds in my backyard there.
This print is only available from my Zazzle Store. Prints from Zazzle aren't signed, but you can choose any size you want, printed on any of the various Zazzle papers (from cardstock to canvas.) The default size is 17x22 inches, the same size as the original painting.
Prints from Zazzle come without a frame or mat, but you can have them framed if you want to.
This image is also available on cards, postcards, iPhone and iPad cases, and more. (If you would like it on something else Zazzle offers, let me know.)
Besides all of that, you have more payment choices at Zazzle, and they ship more quickly. So moving things there seemed like a win-win to me.
If you would like to see what is available, check out Windchild at my Zazzle store.