Spring Marsh Pintail Pair – 17 1/4″ x 23 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“If elegance is a word which can be applied to a duck, then the pintail would top the list. The long neck, well-proportioned head, slender tail with quiet but crisp colors all blend in a dynamic yet refined whole. Even the female, although colored like the mallard hen, has a graceful, pintail proportion.
I associate pintails with very pleasant times in my life. Each spring I try to visit one of the migration staging areas for waterfowl. In addition to the excitement of the ducks, geese and swans, there are the first smells of spring and the songs of the perching birds and frogs. In summer, I associate
pintails with the rich sights, sounds and scents of the marsh. And in the fall, I picture blue skies, bright clouds and strong winds with pintail flights moving south.
This painting depicts a pair in early spring. The new, green shoots of the marsh have yet to show themselves. I was interested in the vertical patterns made by last year’s cattails and their reflections and the way that they relate to the elegant form of the ducks.” – Robert Bateman
Spring Marsh Pintail Pair is available
Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.
Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.
Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.