Crane and Egret Woodblock Portraits

These dramatic bird portraits celebrate two of our large wetland birds.

In Florida sandhill cranes may be seen on suburban lawns and grassy wetlands. Their stately grace is always a delight. This woodcut portrait features sunset colors.

I see the lively reddish egret at Fort DeSoto beaches, where it leaps and darts around as it hunts for fish in the shallows. Its cinnamon color plumes are often wet and shaggy.

Both woodcut portraits include scientific name and alpha code (for nerdy birders) in contrast with the loose carving and splashy colors.

This is part of a new series of dramatic woodcut portraits of large Florida birds. Two blocks are printed multiple times in several transparent colors. Woodgrain and carving marks add texture and energy. My prints are carved by me and hand-pulled by Polly Perkins, here in Polly's Studio in St Pete. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil below the image. You'll get the exact print shown in photos.

Image area for both prints is 8x12”, paper size 11x14”. They are corner mounted on 12x16” board, ready to frame. You could also DIY with standard 16x20" mats and frames. Professional framing is recommended however, for the best results.

Price is per print, but shipping cost is the same for one or both. They'd make a great pair for display.

Comes to you with a glassine sheet protector and safely packed with cardboard stiffeners. Sales tax included in price, shipping to US addresses only.

Locally Designed/Handcrafted?: Yes
Your County: Pinellas County