Plovers on the beach, so quick and alert, so gorgeously graceful and totally adapted to their surrounding, in harmony.
This etching with aquatint is made up out of 4 separate copperplates I print together,
each copperplate measures 16 x 11 cm (6.5" x 4") , the measurements of the etching in total you find below.
An etching is a copperplate where with the help of acid I have incised my drawing, I then add aquatint to get the deep tones of ink, with the help of rosin that gets heated onto the plate, all a bit complicated but fun, and us printmakers, we love to complicate things! You can see me make and print an etching if you go to youtube and search under my name.
Every time I print the copperplate, I have to ink it up with special etching inks, and then put it on my etching press, place the printmaking paper on top and pull it through, this of course does make for small differences from print to print, which I hope you will appreciate as a sign of the direct involvement by the artist in each print.
When the ink and paper has dried, I sing and number each print, please note I can't guarantee you get the number in the photo.
The size of "Plovers" is, paper: 24" x 12" ( 60 cm x 30 cm)
with the actual printed copperplate: 20.5" x 8.5" ( 52 cm x 21 cm)
I ship the little birds to you from my studio in the south of Denmark, I live on a wonderful island surrounded by all the nature that gives me inspiration. Count on the etching taking round the 10 days to arrive in the US, Australia etc, and round the 5 days in Europe. If you need it quicker I would really recommend a shipping upgrade to courier (silly expensive, I know, that's Denmark for you ;o)
I am of course very happy to gift wrap and include a message, just let me know.
Thanks so much for visiting and hope to see you soon again!
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