Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistI.M. Spadecaller Platinum Member CollectionBirds
Description Rainbow bee-eaters are a common species and can be found during the summer in forested areas in most of southern Australia. They migrate north during the winter into northern Australia, New Guinea, and some of the southern islands of Indonesia. Wandering birds have been recorded on Miyako Island, Japan. They frequent woodlands, beaches, dunes, cliffs, mangroves, and farmlands, and they often visit parks and private gardens. Rainbow bee-eaters primarily eat flying insects and have a large appetite for bees. Rainbow bee-eaters can spot a potential meal up to 50 yards away. Once it spots an insect it will swoop down from its perch and catch it in its long, slender bill and fly back to its perch. Bee-eaters then knock their prey against their perch to kill it. Despite the rainbow bee-eaters immunity to the stings of bees and wasps, upon capturing a bee they will scrape the insect's stinger against their perch to remove it, while closing their eyes to avoid being squirted with poison from the ruptured poison sac. Bee-eaters in Japanese Maple Tree, is a hand-painted digital image and photo composite created in Spadecallers Florida Studio on 8/13/2020.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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