Golden Light – Black-tailed Fawn – Signed Limited Edition Print by Robert Bateman


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Golden Light – Black-Tailed Fawn
Robert Bateman Hand Signed Limited Edition Print 17.75″ x 27″

Edition Size: 950

We live in a very special part of Canada. The southwest part of British Columbia contains little patches of Mediterranean climate – cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Our island has different micro-climates on different sides of a hill. The northeast has mossy, coniferous forest like southern Alaska and southwest slopes have dry Garry oak parkland with Douglas fir, like parts of California.

We in North America have always had wasteful logging practices. Modern industrial logging is most atrocious but our pioneer forefathers also cut trees and did not bother to make use of them. I have made a number of footpaths which take me through various habitats and ecosystems around our home. One of my favorites is the Garry oak open woodland. It has lovely intimate vistas of meadows and flowers, rock outcrop and groves of trees. Here and there along my route I encounter the old fallen Douglas fir logs which were cut and left. My imagination takes flight on the reason for the cutting and leaving of that particular tree over half a century ago.

Due to lack of predators the population of coastal black-tailed deer (a sub-species of mule deer) is very high. Although deer sightings are commonplace, they always give our hearts a little lilt of joy. This is particularly true when they are bathed in beautiful ‘back light’, my favourite kind of lighting. Robert Bateman

(From the original painting Golden Light – Black-tailed Fawn – 1995 – 14.75″ x 27″ Acrylic on Board)


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