Manzanita Afternoon – Gambel’s Quail

A flock of Gambel’s quail rushes across the open grasses to gather in the shade of this old manzanita that grows between the house and studio. The smooth, curved limbs with their curious stripes of gray and maroon make this a striking subject to paint in watercolor, as is the sun-dappled and spontaneous nature of the quail moving beneath their shelter. While they peck the ground, a tarantula hawk wasp also searches among the plant duff. The quail soon leave this camouflage and scurry across the grass towards other safe cover.

- Artists for Conservation: The Art of Conservation
- Focus on Nature XI International Exhibition.
- Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL.
- Arizona Centennial Exhibition, Tohono Chul Park Gallery

Description: Pointleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens), Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii), and Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Hemipepsis sp.)

Medium: Transparent watercolor
Size: 13”x18.5”
Price: $3000.00
Archival Print: $350.00

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