Bateleur is French for tumbler or tight rope walker. The bird gets its name from the strange way it flies.
If you are going to fly, wings and a tail (one would think are essential). The Bateleur has great wings, but an almost complete absence of a tail. Little wonder that it appears to loose balance in flight, as a birds tails are the steering mechanism. Why it has no tail, I have no idea, thank goodness I only paint them and had no part in the design.
PRICE $ 636.00 unframed
Painting size 400 x 535 mm - Acrylic on Board
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