"Afternoon Break"
2003/04 Quail Unlimited Stamp/Print

Limited Edition Giclee Print
- Pastel Painting of Bobwhite Quail -
Cover of Quail Unlimited Magazine

The Bobwhite Quail, also known as the Northern Bobwhite or Virginia Quail, is native to North America and Northern Central America and the Caribbean. The Bobwhite Quail is a Popular and Economically important gamebird, particularly in the southern United States. It is the official gamebird of Tennessee, Georgia, and Washington. During the early fall Bobwhite adults and their broods form into coveys. These coveys roost or spend the night on the ground in a circle with their heads pointed outward, which allows them to conserve heat and more easily escape nocturnal predators. The Bobwhite Quail remain in coveys until the Spring, at which time they disperse to begin the mating season. Males then begin to make the familiar 'bob-bob-white' call to attract hens for breeding. Bobwhite Quail are what ecologists refer to as an r-selected species, which means they are subject to high annual mortality rates but are able to offset this mortality with high reproductive rates. If a Bobwhite Quail is stationary, it is nearly impossible to see (in a forest). This coat of camouflage is important to the survival rate.

I was Truely Honored when Quail Unlimited chose this image to be a National Conservation Stamp. I was equally Honored to be chosen Quail Unlimited's 'Artist Of The Year'. My Quail Art now includes all Six of the North American Species of Quail. They are, Bobwhite Quail, California Quail, Mountain Quail, Gambel's Quail, Montezuma Quail, and Scaled Quail. They are all unique in their own way and I really enjoy painting them.

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16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Carbon Black Suede
Middle Mat - Gold
Bottom Mat - Graphite

Purchasing Info:
Limited Edition Framed Print $240
Image size: 11"x14"
Frame size: 16"x20"
Triple Matted With Spacer To Give The Painting Depth
Conservation Glass And Title Plate
Dust Cover, Certificate Pocket, Felt Bumpers, and Coated Hanging Wire
Unframed Limited Edition Print $50

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