The Brown Pelican is commonly seen in Florida; especially near fishing boats and piers hoping for a handout.  They have this large functional pouch under their beak that holds three gallons of water.  I consider Pelicans to be like contemporary flying dinosaurs because of their unusual appearance.   This stocky seabird has a unique way of fishing; when dives its large body into the water creating quite a splash; any nearby fish are stunned and are then easily scooped into the Pelican’s mouth!  This beautiful etching is created using a single copper plate hand-printed in black.  All the color you see is entirely done by hand with watercolors.  It is one of the pieces in the larger etching of four birds, “Florida Bird Series III.”

"Brown Pelican in Grass"

$160.00Price
framing
  • Technical Art Information:

    Image size: 8” x 11”

    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.  Each etching requires over and hour to paint with transparent watercolors.  Because of the painting process, each etching is unique.  The finished etching has a 2” border of paper around the image with a beautiful, deckled edge. 

  • Framing:

    Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with a pewter-champagne finish.  The mat is a beautiful linen with a matching fillet, and the mounting mat is an archival fossil hue.  The etching is floated to display an elegant, deckled edge of the beautiful rag paper that the etching is printed on.  The glass is high quality museum glass to greatly reduce glare and protect the art from fading. The back is sealed with a mounting wire attached and ready to hang.

    Framing price: 180.00

    Total size with frame: 22” x 24”

  • Shipping:

    Art will generally be shipped within 10 days unless otherwise noted.  Unframed, the art is shipped flat between several layers of cardboard so when received it will lay flat and pristine. Shipping cost is determined by location.

    It can be shipped framed which again is determined by location or picked up locally. The size permits easy shipping, we use Fed. Ex for our shipping.  Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible.  Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest.  If longer, customer will be promptly notified.  

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