Opossum, Etching, Limited edition, possum

Opossum, Etching, Limited edition, possum

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: etching, 100 percent rag paper, RIVES BFK, Gamblin ink, matted, square, copper plate

‘Opossum’, original limited edition etching

SPECIAL NOTE:
For every 'Opossum' etching sold I will donate $10.00 to West Sound Wildlife Shelter On Bainbridge Island, WA.

To see the amazing work of this nonprofit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center go to westsoundwildlife.org.

Opossum is a new etching inspired by our beautiful nocturnal visitors. We love our little opossum family. ♥️

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Opossums are amazing creatures! They are the only marsupials in North America, and like kangaroos, their babies are called joeys. The babies are the size of a bumblebee when born, and crawl to the pouch to nurse from mama. As they get a bit older they move to the second pouch and ride along with mom and as they grow they ride on her back.

They have prehensile tails and opposable thumbs on their back feet. They don’t get rabies, are not aggressive (unless cornered and protecting young) they eat ticks, insects and small rodents. (Really, they eat just about everything!)

Their ancestors have been around since the extinction of dinosaurs (65 million years ago), and have been dubbed “living fossils”. They are very adaptive, and can thrive in our urban environment. Our girl is a Virginia Opossum.

We love that she and her family are regular visitors to our yard. (You can visit my instagram to see a video of them. kathy.traxler.anderson)

Don’t be afraid of these beautiful creatures. We love seeing them in our yard and appreciate the good things that they do. (We are careful that our dog and possums do not meet up for the safety of all of them)

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 sweet, gentle creature and her babies. 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 sweet momma and baby nestled in the ferns.

This artwork has been lovingly handprinted and is not a digital reproduction. This is an original artwork and hand-made through every step of it's creation, from drawing to etching the plate to printing by hand. Each print may vary slightly.

This was a true joy to create, and I inked, hand-wiped, and printed each one on my press by hand with reverent care.

This is a limited edition of 100. Signed and numbered in pencil.

This edition is printed in two different colorways.
Deep black, and dark sepia.
They are printed with Gamblin inks on RIVES BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper. (This paper is produced without chemical optical brighteners and presents as a warm white.)

This edition is printed on 11in x 11in paper.
The image size is approximately 8in x 8in.

Your print without a mat comes with a 12inx12in acid-free backing board.

Your print with a Double mat (Bottom mat black, top mat gray) is 12inx12in and fits into a standard sized frame.

All prints will be packaged in a clear protective sleeve with acid-free backing.

The frames pictured above are not included.

Note: currently I am only offering mats for the Black version, but will have Deep brown and light brown double mats for the sepia version soon.

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Amanda Weinstein Jun 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

OMG my roommates were so jealous when i opened this up. It makes my room so much sweeter and being able to look at it every day makes me so happy. I also appreciate the handwritten note from Kathy and that she managed to get it up to Seattle from Tacoma the very next day. That's some efficiency!!!

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Laura Jones Sep 8, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful print, so carefully done, with dramatic and mysterious play of light and dark - loved it so much that I also purchased a second owl (Tuklus), and a gryphon for my apartment high on the top of an old brick building (yes, it is an Eyrie!). I received a small gift print with each shipment (many thanks - love these too!). The fox & ferns will go into my son's room, next to a Koson Ohara print of the Dancing Fox. Looking forward to more art from this wonderful creator!

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Susan Mar 16, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I adore my Chickadee linocut! It's even better than expected. It is exquisitely done, and I can't wait to get it framed and hung on the wall. I look forward to buying more from Kathryn. The print came beautifully wrapped and arrived quickly. She also included a couple of small linocuts as a gift which I so appreciated! A-one! Thanks!

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Olivia Feb 21, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work! Perfect addition to my home, and appreciated the hand written note :)

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