Farm Lane and Blue Jays – 17 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“One of the most wonderful times and places on the planet Earth is autumn in the deciduous forest regions of North America. Deciduous, of course, means leaves that seasonally drop off. The coming of winter brings a change of light and a nip to the air which turns the forest into a multitude of rich and brilliant colors. These regions of North America were those first settled by pioneers because the land was easily cleared and had rich soil. Coniferous forests tend to produce acid soil which quickly becomes infertile when cultivated.
The first settlers were farmers who built their homes and barns on suitable topography. This often entailed a long lane leading from the main road to
the buildings. In most cases, they encouraged trees to grow along the lanes as shelter from the sun in summer and the blowing snow in winter. I also believe that they encouraged a row of trees on each side of the lane because they enjoyed their beauty.
In this painting, I tried to capture the feeling of autumn and the smell and rustle of that golden carpet. To give a little cool contrast, I put in a couple of flashes of blue. Blue jays are also very much a part of the sounds of autumn for we always hear their ringing cry “jay . . . jay . . . jay”.” – Robert Bateman
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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.