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The Art of Barbara Banthien
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“I have had a long time fascination, even reverence for birds. Flying past my studio window, seeing them in the sky, there is something otherworldly about these creatures to me. Feathers and wings, beauty and grace, by nature elusive, they excite me to paint.”
                                       -Barbara Banthien

Barbara Banthien - Brown Pelican

Artist Barbara BanthienBefore I began to paint full-time in  1994, I was a freelance illustrator for twenty years, producing images for Apple Computer, American Express, Smuckers and many others. But always taped to a corner of my drawing board were the beginnings of some bird or animal that I would try to get to, time permitting. It finally made more sense to stop and turn my full attention to the work that really moved me.

I paint nearly every day and I paint very slowly. I am most intrigued by the small things—light on feathers, the turn of a head, patterns in a wing. I only complete four to six paintings a year, but this slow process of defining subtle details over a period of months gives me an opportunity to get deeply involved with each painting I work on, and I like that. more

 

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Barbara Banthien - Red Tail

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Red Tail

  

A bold eye of a Red-tailed Hawk stares back. Patterns and form in feathers present countless compositions.

 

 
 

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Barbara Banthien - The Dancer

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The Dancer

  

 I see many Great Egrets here in Marin County where I live.  While fishing, they will pose without moving for long minutes above the water; fooling the fish into thinking they are not there.  There is so much grace to them—like a dancer in still position

 
 

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Barbara Banthien - Tuscan Chicken

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Tuscan Chicken

  

"Often, my paintings take the form of a portrait. Just the bird against a field of color. This way, I can devote my attention to simple things, like the way light hits feathers and turns them iridescent on a barnyard chicken. "

 
 

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Nightfall

  

 Light plays upon the wings of a Great Horned Owl, the bird set aginst a back sky. It is a simple idea that tells a story.

 
 
 

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Portrait of a Pelican

  

Sometimes, what moves me is the turn of a head, a wing angled against a craggy beak. I look at how a bright white tuft on a Brown Pelican's head becomes a silhouette against a deep background. There is something prehistoric in these solemn birds.

 
 
 

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Barbara Banthien - Brown Pelican

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Brown Pelican

  

 

"Sometimes, what moves me is the turn of a head, a wing angled against a craggy beak. I look at how a bright white tuft on a Brown Pelican's head becomes a silhouette against a deep background. There is something prehistoric in these solemn birds. "
 
 

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Swan on the Lake

  
"There are times when a background helps tell a story. The reflection of a Swan in a pool of water on a late afternoon offers a feeling of tranquility.

I had observed this Swan on a lake in Connecticut. Having lost her mate she spent her days alone, and, because of this, she let me get close. "
 
 
 

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Barbara Banthien - Old Man Room

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Old Man's Room

  
"Friends of mine purchased a very old house.
A man had lived there many years after his wife had died, gradually letting the house decay around him. I pictured the little House Finch alighting on his window-a little bit of life in a dark, dusty place."
 
 

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Night Watch

  
"The raptor in this print is an American Kestrel, the smallest falcon. I liked the idea of this delicate but feisty little bird perched against a big, dramatic sky, its colors mirrored in the sunset. " 
 
 

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Study in White

  
" I watch the way light reflects in an eye or dances in a pattern of dark against sunlight on the back of a Snowy Egret."
 
 

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Great Egret

  
 "I am always amazed to find these elegant, snow-white birds foraging in the most unlikely places, sometimes right by the side of the road in a muddy bog, poised to strike for an evening meal." 
 
 

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October

  
 The Red-tail perches on this old, worn-out scarecrow. Harvest is over, everything dried up, spent.
But not the hawk.
 
 

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Old Man of the Sea

  
"Something in the bird's face and the hunkered over stoop of its shoulders
gave me the impression of an old, very wise man."
 
 
 

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Old Glory

  
Here the Gray Wolf stands against the American flag. Both are symbols of our country. But our legacy with this wolf is worn and tattered, so I have made the flag tattered, too.
 
 

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Gray Wolf

  
These two wolves are both Gray Wolves, native to North America. This name is deceiving, because their color can vary from white to black.  
 
 

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Snow Wolf

  
These two wolves are both Gray Wolves, native to North America. This name is deceiving, because their color can vary from white to black.
 
 

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Peregrine Falcon

  
The Peregrine Falcon is known for its swiftness and power; the Bald Eagle is our enduring symbol of strength. Though both species have suffered from pesticide exposure, they are beginning to show some signs of recovery. 
 
 

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Bald Eagle

  
The Peregrine Falcon is known for its swiftness and power; the Bald Eagle is our enduring symbol of strength. Though both species have suffered from pesticide exposure, they are beginning to show some signs of recovery. 
 
 

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White Breasted Nuthatch

  
The Nuthatch peers around upside down, its head in a distinct 90' angle. You can tell this tiny bird is there by its nasal yank, yank, yank call.
 
 

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Hooded Warbler

  
The male Hooded Warbler has a black hood, surrounding a bright yellow face. It is native to the woodlands of the eastern U.S 
 
 

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  About Barbara Banthien          
Originals by Barbara Banthien
 

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