"Nothing Like It"
Our world's wetlands are one of the most fragile and precious ecosystems to exist. Wetlands are the backbone of our wildlife, and the loss of this critical habitat often slips under the radar. In the United States alone, about 85% of wetland habitat has been drained and destroyed for agriculture or development. When I first experienced the true magnificence of what a healthy wetland ecosystem is, I gained an appreciation for these places that I didn't know was possible.
When I moved further West to the Rockies, I knew I'd miss not being able to experience the abundance of wetlands that the upper Midwest harbors. To my surprise however, I discovered just how rich the Western landscape was of these marshlands. In fact through all the exploring I did in the years to follow, I found these Western wetlands to be even more inspiring. I found that many of these places were sometimes even less disturbed than some of the premier places back East, examples of true hidden gems.
I'll never forget stumbling across what I now consider my favorite place to experience the marsh and observe the wildlife that inhabits it. With miles and miles of potholes, creeks, marshes, lakes and stunning backdrops, this area captures everything I love about the wild. During the spring the sounds of amphibians, insects and birds are so abundant that it creates a constant hum in the air which seems almost deafening. Add to all of that the sounds of wing beats in the air, the subtle sounds of the water, the surrounding views of the mountains and this place truly becomes a model of perfection in the eyes of Mother Nature.
These places of sheer beauty exist throughout all waterfowl migratory paths. To witness these birds in such abundance while in such a beautiful place is an extraordinary sight to behold and there really is nothing else like it.
Printed, proofed, hand-signed and numbered right here in my studio by yours truly, Chuck Black.
8.5x11" - Limited to only 40!
13x17" - Limited to only 25!
The dimensions listed above are paper size. Image sizes are approx. 8x10" and 12x16"
Prints come with a white border for EASY FRAMING. The 13x17" prints fit nicely into a matted frame with an opening of approximately 12x16" (16x20 frame matted to 12x16).
8.5x11" prints fit most frames matted to 8x10"
Lustre finish. Printed on a semi gloss professional acid-free fine art paper. Your art print will stun your guests with brilliance on this richly colored high quality archival paper.
These prints are perfect for inserting into a ready matted frame from your local arts and crafts stores..
Looking for a bigger size? Check out my rolled canvas prints
***NOTE: The "Wildlife and Art" copyright watermark is just for the internet image. No text appears in the actual painting!
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Exactly what I was hoping for!
Highly impressed with this painting. Provides a scene I can admire and notice new details of every time I look. Great painting!
Purchased this as a gift for a friend. I am super excited to give it to him!