I wanted to show a life size female roseate spoonbill flying majestically over the water's edge in her exquisite breeding plumage. A stunning large etching showing the Roseate Spoonbill life size. Tampa Bay has the largest nesting population of Spoonbills in the country, so I am fortunate to see them frequently. Rarely does one get close enough to view this magnificent bird with all these details and colors. Each etching is meticulously hand-painted with transparent watercolors giving it exceptional color like the actual bird. This etching was created with 4 copper plates, and 12 different inks. The detail is very evident with the etching process and the closer you look the more detail you will see. This edition is nearly sold out, there are only a handful left.
"Roseate Spoonbill in Flight"
Technical Art Information:
This etching is hand-made on 4 large copper plates, each plate containing different colors. In addition to the Rives BFK rag paper used for the etching, the inks and paints employed to create the etching are of the highest quality. Each etching in the edition requires over 2 hours of consistent labor for 3 printers. Two weeks after the ink dries, another full day of 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.
Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with a pewter-champagne finish. The mat is museum rag – 8 ply, and the mounting mat is an archival neutral grey. 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: 850.00
Total size with frame ( W x H): 62” x 47”
Art will generally be shipped within 10 days unless otherwise noted. Unframed, the art is shipped in an eight-inch diameter tube so when received it will lay flat and pristine. Shipping cost is determined by location.