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American Goldfinch - Winter Dress By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

American Goldfinch - Winter Dress by Robert Bateman

"This painting is a study of two goldfinches in a pine tree, however neither is as you might expect. The pine has turned from green to orange rust. This happens naturally as coniferous trees shed their needles. It can also happen if the tree is stressed. It drops its needles to prevent water evaporation. Too much stress and the tree dies.

The goldfinches also are in an unexpected form.They are in their winter plumage. One doesn't usually remember that this dull plumage is just as much a goldfinch as the bright yellow and black of summer. In some ways, I prefer the winter feathers. The clean white and yellow against the soft gray are colors that I find soothing and subtle.

Although this is a little picture, in a way it touches something very important in my work. The great thing about nature is its variety. It changes not only from place to place, but with every passing moment. Imagine describing every single change that took place in one square yard of a meadow in one year. Every change of light and shade and color, all the physics and chemistry and biology. Dynamic is the word to describe it! The works of man are static by comparison. This is why I try to avoid the stereotype in nature and why I wanted to do the winter goldfinch in an orange pine." ~ Robert Bateman

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