This prevalent songbird is found in every state except Alaska and Hawaii. They are the only finch to molt its body feathers twice a year, a great way to keep up appearances. They are also strict vegetarians with a specialized diet consisting of seeds, one reason many are found at bird feeders. This life size Goldfinch was created with one copper plate hand-printed in two colors, then hand-painted with transparent watercolors.
Technical Art Information:
This etching is hand-made on 1 copper plate, using 2 different ink colors. In addition to the Arches rag paper used for the etching, the inks and paints employed to create the etching are of the highest quality. Two weeks after the ink dries, meticulous hand-coloring is required to finish the piece. Because of all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same. The etching has a 2” border of paper around the image with a beautiful, deckled edge. The edition is nearly sold out.