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Inspired by Robert Bateman – Winter Cardinal’s




“I got serious about painting at 12, when most people give up.” – Robert Bateman

Canadian painter, Robert Bateman was born in Toronto in 1930. He was a high school teacher for 20 years and always painted on the side.  As one of the most famous living artists in Canada we were inspired to create our winter snow scene featuring a cardinal on a pine tree.

Students used many techniques to create their pieces. Old gift cards were used to scrape the acrylic paint across their backgrounds. The cardinal was created with oil pastels and branches and a stamping technique was used for the pine needles. Brrrr…you can almost feel the chill of a snowy day!

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