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.
24" x 14"
34 1/2" x 25"
Single plate original hand-painted etching.