Head” or “Flint Head” they are not as elegant as other herons or egrets but have a lot of character. The stork has a sensitive beak and uses it to hunt in shallow water by feel rather than sight. When it detects a small fish, it moves the beak at lightning speed in the water to successfully capture it. A unique feature of this bird is that during breeding season its feet change color to a pinkish red and their feathers are fresh from a molt displaying an intense white. This life size rendition of the Wood Stork was created using 5 copper plates and is meticulously hand painted.
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.
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”
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.