Bohemian Waxwings and Poplar – 14″ x 21″ Giclee Canvas Edition Size 180 S/N, $595 U.S. Sugg. Retail
“When I saw this aspen tree top from a mountain road, I immediately thought of it as a setting for a flock of Bohemian waxwings. For some reason the aspen is one of my favourite trees to paint. I usually feature the velvety gray green and scarred trunk. However, I find the architecture of the branches equally interesting. I have seen large flocks of Bohemians in aspens in the autumn. Although these flocks are usually 50 to 300, they have been seen in numbers as high as 3,000. Both Bohemian and cedar waxwings have smooth elegant gray brown plumage. I have never seen a ruffled feather. The Bohemians have rich rust undertail coverts in contrast with the cedar waxwings white plumage in that area.”
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.