"I remember walking to school one May morning when I was nine years old. It was gray and rainy, and the old Victorian homes were looking brown and soggy. As I turned the corner on a sidewalk full of puddles, I noticed bird activity in a small apple tree. In an instant a breeding adult male Blackburnian warbler hopped down within five feet of me and caught a small insect. The sight of this flame of a bird made me stop and watch it for more than 10 minutes, and the vivid memories of the encounter allowed this painting to practically paint itself. Every time I encounter this little forest sprite, I decide to give up looking for other birds in order to watch it. I knew that I would one day have to create a painting of it. This watercolor of Blackburnian warblers is long overdue."
Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized wildlife artist who has been painting and illustrating for more than 30 years. He teaches nature painting and drawing at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.
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