The Sentinel

This weekend I finally got back to painting after several months layoff.  We recently went to Green Valley, Arizona, and purchased a townhouse in which to escape the wet Seattle winters.  The back yard of the townhouse is a desert wash filled with native plants including many varieties of cactus, and lots of Gambel's quail.  The quail are particularly cute to watch as they are very family oriented.  My latest painting is from a scene in the back yard where the male quail is watching out while the family feeds upon seeds in the wash.  I titled this The Sentinel.  This is a 22 x 28-inch acrylic on canvas board. 


Posted by: lknight
Posted on: 9/6/2009 at 3:52 PM
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Categories: Landscapes
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Steve United States

Saturday, September 12, 2009 9:18 AM

A lovely seen that I am fortunate to encounter some days as well. It looks to be early morning, with low light on the horizon. My eye leads me around first to the male quail on the branch with his gaze on the horizon, then to the cacti and red fruits on the cacti in the immediate surroundings and finally to the quail family below.