The Tri-colored Heron is sometimes referred to as the "Lady of the Water" because of its beautiful color and the way it moves delicately through the water foraging for food.  Once known as the Louisiana Heron, this bird is commonly found in swampy wetland habitat in the southern U.S.  The white chest and grey feathers make it distinctive from other herons its size. It is not unusual to observe this heron with other wading birds on the pursuit of prey.  It has learned to coordinate its hunting practice with other birds, letting other species stir up fish that it will ambush. This subject is depicted life size in a large, 3 plate color etching that is hand-colored with transparent watercolors.

"Tri-Colored Heron"

$900.00Price
framing
  • Technical Art Information:

    Image Size: 24” x 34”

    This etching is hand-made on 3 large copper plates, each plate containing different 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 in the edition requires over 2 hours of consistent labor to print. Two weeks after the ink dries, several hours are 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.   

  • Framing:

    Framing: 

    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: 650.00

    Total size with frame: 43” x 54”

  • Shipping:

    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. 

    It can be shipped framed which again is determined by location or picked up locally. A specialized shipper is used for this transaction.  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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