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Cardinal And Wild Apples By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

Cardinal and Wild Apples by Robert Bateman.

"In a sense, this is a painting of wild apples which also happens to have a cardinal in it. I actually conceived the idea many years ago as one piece. In spite of, or perhaps because of, the cardinal's popularity, I have limited myself to doing very few cardinal paintings. I have done a winter cardinal, a spring cardinal and a female cardinal (after all, one-half of the cardinals in the world are female). I cannot decide whether this is a summer or an autumn cardinal. Perhaps I will consider it late summer since I already have an idea for a painting of an autumn cardinal. I chose apples to divert your eye from the cardinal, which is a blatant bird to say the least. It is one of my favorite birds, but it is very obvious, so I wanted to give it some competition with a few spectacular and juicy apples."

"These apples were growing on my favorite apple tree in Ontario. This is a unique tree producing fruit unlike any I have tasted -- sweet, aromatic, crisp, juicy and almost totally lacking in sourness . . . just to my taste."

"All domestic apple trees come from grafting, not seeds. Every McIntosh apple comes from generations of twigs grafted from one tree on Mr. McIntosh's farm near Toronto. It was a genetic sport or freak which had great success. My tree is also a genetic freak, but it will remain forever wild with its unsprayed and blemished fruit. I am reminded of the lyrics of singer - songwriter Joni Mitchell's song, The Big Yellow Taxi. . . "give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees." ~ Robert Bateman.

Cardinal and Wild Apples by Robert Bateman is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition of only 12,183 prints with a 11-3/4 x 17-5/8 image size priced at $285 unframed.

Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. Wildlife artist Robert Bateman painted a male cardinal resting on the branch of an apple tree.

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 11-3/4 x 17-5/8 Image Size 12,183 $285.00

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