Christmas Birds: Art and Inspiration for the Season and Beyond. This is an award-winning, full-color, hard bound coffee table gift book featuring original paintings and text by artist/author Kathleen R. Bates.
This book is suitable for Advent readings. It combines art with the artist’s messages originally sent out as personal Christmas cards, each including a scripture.
Twenty-five original watercolor paintings are included. Birds ranging from familiar Christmas Cardinals to an exotic Flamingo will delight birdwatchers, nature lovers and many others on your Christmas list. Family, friends and colleagues will appreciate receiving this elegant and affordable holiday gift.
A public transit station Flag snaps against an Autumn sky above bustling city traffic with the “King and Queen” towers of the north Atlanta skyline in the distance. To take reference photos of this scene, I had to wait for the light to turn red, and then stand in the lanes of oncoming traffic. Framing the shots while keeping one eye on the signal kept me so occupied that I didn’t notice the bus going by until I reviewed the finished photos. It turned out to be the element that ties all of the others in the painting together.
– o/c 18″ x 24″
– Gicleé print of original watercolor