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This small etching captures this hummingbird in flight where the light creates an iridescent shine on the red “gorget” (throat).   In addition to eating small insects, their metabolism is so high they constantly need sugar for energy to survive.  The etching depicts it life size and is totally hand-colored with transparent watercolors with hints of iridescence. 

"Ruby Throated Hummingbird-Male"

  • Technical Art Information:

    Image size: 3 1/2” x 5 1/2”

    This etching is hand-made on a small copper plate, depicting the hummingbird life size. 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 is hand-printed with black ink, a highly skilled process. Two weeks after the ink dries, all the colors are hand-colored with transparent watercolors. Iridescent paints are used on the bird feathers to replicate their shimmering quality. Because of all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same. The etching has a beautiful, deckled edge.

  • Framing:

    Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with an pewter/champagne finish. The mat is an archival 8-ply museum rag, and the mounting mat is an archival black mat. 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: 56.00

    Total size of frame: 11 1/2” x  13 1/2”

  • 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.

    Framed shipping cost is determined by location.

    It can be shipped framed, and an estimate can be emailed after a shipping address is determined. The size permits easy shipping. Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible or it can be picked up locally. Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest. If longer, customer will be promptly notified.

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