Great Blue Herons are upper-level predators of sawgrass marshes, stalking prey with stealth and guile. With a sharp eye for movement, they can attack with precision and speed using their beak like a spear.  This etching was printed from the large “Great Blue” plate on Arches watercolor paper with one ink, black. This watercolor paper gives more latitude in applying watercolor because it has more glue (sizing) then the normal printmaking paper used for editions.  All the colors are hand painted.  I consider this a varied edition where each print varies considerably, different colors and forms in the sky.  Each is an original watercolor.

"Sawgrass Guardian"

$300.00Price
framing
  • Technical Art Information:

    Image Size: 24” x 14”

    This etching is created using the plate from the “Great Blue” etching. Only the head was printed on Arches watercolor paper to give more leeway in applying watercolor to the bird and background. It is printed in black and all the colors are hand-painted.  Each etching varies and is like an original watercolor. I did an edition of 45 with the designation as E/V (edition varied).  The 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 museum archival fossil color, and the mounting mat is an archival black.  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: 140.00

    Total size with frame: 34 ½” x 25”

  • 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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