Robins at the Nest – 11 1/4″ x 14″ – 950 Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“The American robin is one of the most widespread birds in North America. I have seen them in the South and at the Arctic tree line, but most people think of them as “right around home” birds. In fact, they have adapted so well to human settlement that they are probably more abundant around towns, villages and farms than they are in the wilderness. They will actually build their nests on the dwellings of human beings. The nest is made of mud and grasses
in an almost perfect bowl shape.
Here I have shown a female at the nest. She is probably just poked a worm down the throat of one of the young, and they are hoping for more. They instinctively reach up and beg from any moving object above them, including a human hand. Their mouths are brightly colored to attract the mother’s attention.
The interesting artistic problem in this painting was to have the nest in the shade, as they usually are, but lit from below with the glow of the sunny day
on the floor of the stable.” – 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.