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Golden Crowned Kinglet And Rhododendron By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

Golden Crowned Kinglet and Rhododendron by Robert Bateman

"Because of the way the continents line up and the way they separated years ago, there are many plants and animals common to America and Europe. In fact, the farther north one goes, the more one finds in common. This scene could take place in northwestern Europe or the northeastern United States.

The rhododendron is found in many parts of the world. I have seen them in the Himalayas looking like massive trees covered with bunches of roses. It seems to me that wherever they grow, it is beautiful country. I would expect them in hilly areas, often with rock outcrop. There would be enough rain to give lushness to the landscape, but at the same time there is a usually a cool, clean quality. Surrounding a small lake in England, these rhododendrons were so heavily laden with blossoms that some of the branches dipped down into the water.

The golden-crowned kinglet is called the ‘firecrest’ in Europe. Both male and female have a splash of bright vermilion down the center. They are so tiny that they seem like a little flower themselves except that they bounce about from twig to twig in an energetic manner. In this work, I wanted to show the diminutive quality of the bird by subordinating it to the blossoms. Although the images have a delicate, feminine look, I was also intrigued by the abstract power created by the shapes in the reflections." ~ Robert Bateman

Golden Crowned Kinglet and Rhododendron by Robert Bateman is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition print. They have a 12 x 15 1/2 image size and are priced at $ unframed. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. All prints have been hand signed by the artist.

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