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Red Wattlebird In The Buddleja - Original Etching


This wattlebird was a friendly visitor to my garden last year. I sketched her while she perched in the buddleja outside my studio window. 

This is a drypoint etching. I scratched the image into copper, inked it up and printed it onto damp cotton rag paper through my printing press. Every print in the edition has to be inked up by hand each time, thus they are known as 'original prints.' I included a bit of chine-colle over the bird. It was extremely fiddly and a 50/50 success rate, thus there are only 4 in this edition. ("chine-collé is a special printmaking technique in which paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece. The paper, usually in pre-cut shapes, is actually bonded to the heavier support paper of the print in the printmaking process.")


Image size - 29 x 39cm

Paper size - 54 x 61.5cm

Edition size - 4

PLEASE NOTE - This etching is sold unframed and unmatted. The photo of this piece framed is just a serving suggestion. (One framed piece is available but for pick up only, please contact me for details.) The edition number you will receive will not necessarily be the one pictured.


Shipping is free for this etching. It will be posted in plastic free packaging either between thick boards or in a sturdy postal tube. All my orders are sent with Australia Post and you will be sent a tracking number when it's on its way. 

If you are buying as a gift don't forget to let me know in the NOTES box when on the VIEW YOUR BASKET page. I can gift wrap and add a handwritten personalised note.