Meadowlark

Meadowlark

Meadowlark, (1986)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 950, Offset on Paper. Published with Black-capped Chickadees, Bluebirds, Red-winged blackbirds and Robins as part of a series of five song birds.
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Image Size 15¾” x 8¼” *
* Indicates Overall Size
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Located in Duxbury MA

One of my impressions of the American countryside is that it is so expansive that one feels compelled to drive for hours in order to take in all its beauty.

While on a recent trip, I stopped to rest after several hours of driving. I am always overwhelmed by the peace and quiet of the countryside. Off in the distance in a grassy meadow, I heard a bird singing a cheerful song. Anxious to find the source, I reached for my binoculars but found it difficult to see through the thick vegetation. Suddenly I saw a bright yellow spot! A meadowlark –How lucky! I spotted the difference in the American meadowlark from the European species immediately. The European meadowlark has dull plumage in comparison, but the song is quite similar.

My companion informed me that the male American meadowlark turns a brighter yellow in the breeding season, and we were in the right place at the right time.

My first encounter with American birds is always exciting to me. As I continue studying them and become more acquainted, I then feel comfortable to paint them.

Much to my delight, many of the plants and herbs commonly found in Europe are also found in the U.S., especially in meadows and old hay fields. I use them in the background of my paintings whenever I can.

Carl Brenders