- May Maple Scarlet Tanager
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- 9 x 16, acrylic, 1984
The scarlet tanager is perhaps the most vivid, almost tropical-looking bird of the temperate zone. He seems out of place in the green deciduous forests of the Northeast, but that is where he belongs. The red is really what I call vermillion, a sort of orange-red rather than scarlet. It seems to be lit from within, even on dull days.