Runner Ducks

$25.00

Giclee print – Runner Ducks

This is a Giclee print of an original illustration, hand-drawn then digitally finished by the artist.

Description

Giclee print – Runner Ducks

This is a Giclee print of an original illustration, hand-drawn then digitally finished by the artist.

  • Archival-quality print made using the Giclee process
  • Ink: Ultrachrome K3 Pigmented Inks
  • Paper: Museum quality, 100% cotton rag without any optical brightening agents
  • Expected image permanence under glass is in excess of 100 years
  • Image size: 29 x 16.1 cm (approx. 11.4 x 6.3 inches)
  • Paper size: 33 x 20.6 cm (approx. 13 x 8.1 inches)
  • The print is titled and signed in pencil

Shipping

Ships worldwide from Sligo, Ireland.

The print will be wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and rolled in a sturdy cardboard tube.

Story

Lost out on the back lanes down in West Cork we’d been trying to find our way down to the water for our picnic. Every lane it seemed ended in some quagmired farm paddock, a minefield of cow pats and boggy ground. Eventually we came down another dead-end that terminated at a great stack of old two-story stone buildings surrounded by well-established trees and a riot of foliage, flowers and fruit. Down beyond the gate near what looked like a newly build cob pizza oven was a bloke working away at something under an enormous hat.

“Hello!” I’d called, “any chance we can get down to the sea through here?”

“Sorry, do I know you?” the bloke had thrown back.

“No… not yet!”

Within ten minutes we were all down on his private little beach sharing a picnic. We quickly learned this was yer man’s very own permaculture wonderland. For the next four hours we were treated to a full tour: here the network of canals and islands on which wee forests of vegetables were carefully terraced, the waters about them were the breeding grounds for his newts (of course), and on the water drifted about free-floating car-tyre hydroponic rafts of strawberries. The walls of the buildings glinted with fixed or lean-to glass houses which bristled with herbs, sub-tropical fruits and a great tangle of grape vines. The chickens were a given I guess but I was not prepared for the other five fowl that came bustling all a gaggle from around a corner…

Charisma, charm and delight are apt adjectives for these slender, upstanding folks. They seemed to have settled themselves in a utopia we longed to become a part of. The image of these folks is easily conjured up when I need a lift and it never fails to bring with it a smile.

Additional information

Weight 200 g