Song of the Saw-whet Owl, original limited edition etching
Imagine the gift of seeing a beautiful owl in the forest as the full moon rises, the moonlight through the trees illuminating this wonderful little being. If you listen you can hear the sweet high pitched too-too-too song of the Saw-whet owl. A magical encounter with this small elusive creature.
This was my vision for this etching.
The Northern Saw-whet owl is the smallest owl in North America and is about the size of a robin.
This etching is close to the actual size of this tiny but fierce nocturnal hunter.
This etching was created on a copper plate using both etching and aquatint techniques. From the first sketches through the final print, I was enthralled by this beautiful creature. I spent weeks working out the design and carefully working through successive dips into the etching solution to achieve the depth and atmosphere of this owl in the forest that is his home.
I love the tiny details of the feathers around the face!
This was a true joy to create, and I inked, hand-wiped, and printed each one on my press by hand with reverent care.
I designed, etched, and individually hand-printed each print in my studio in Tacoma Washington.
This is a limited edition of 100. Signed and numbered in pencil.
This edition is printed with Gamblin Portland Black ink on Hahnemules Copperplate printmaking paper.
This edition is printed on 11in x 11in paper.
The image size is approximately 8in x 8in.
Your print comes with a 12inx12in acid-free backing board and will be packaged in a clear protective sleeve with acid-free backing.
It will be shipped flat in a rigid envelope.
The frame pictured above is not included, but I think it looks lovely in this gothic style frame!
The photos also include some process images; the original pencil drawing, the etched copper plate (I love the look of the copper plate!)