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This is a life size etching of a Painted Bunting, the most colorful songbird in North America.   Being an attractive bird comes with a price, they were caught and sold to collectors in Europe since the early 19th century, and to this day conservation groups still must protect them.  With the onset of climate change, their range is gradually modifying. The bird’s French name is “nonpareil”, which translates to “without equal”.  The etching was created using one copper plate with under color and hand painted with transparent watercolors.

"Twilight Bunting"

  • Technical Art Information:

    Image size: 6 ½” x 4 ½”

    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 all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same.  The finished etching has a 1 1/4” 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 an archival 4-ply fossil, and the mounting mat is an archival matt 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: 70.00

    Total size with frame: 17 ½” x 15 ½”

  • 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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