THE ART OF

ROBERTA "ROBY" BAER PSA







"MOURNING WATCH"
2005/06 Dove Sportsman's Society Stamp/Print

"Mourning Watch"
Limited Edition Giclee Print
- Pastel Painting of a Mourning Dove and White-winged Doves -

The Mourning Dove, also known as the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, is resident throughout the Greater Antilles, most of Mexico, the Continental United States, and southern Canada. The Mourning Dove remains one of our most abundant birds with a United States population estimated at 350 million. This Dove is also the most frequently hunted species in North America. Its ability to sustain such pressure stems from its prolific breeding; in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods in one year. It is a Songbird that most people recognize. Their wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing, and the Mourning Dove is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 55 mph. The species has adapted well to areas altered by humans. It commonly nests in trees in cities or near farmsteads.


I was Truely Honored when the Dove Sportsman's Society chose this image to be a National Conservation Stamp. I was equally Honored to be the Dove Sportsman's Society's 'Artist Of The Year'. I really enjoyed painting this Pastel of a Mourning Dove getting a drink of water while a pair of White Wing Dove watch. Doves are such a recognizable Song Bird with their unmistakable 'Cooing'. Backyard Birds are so much fun to watch!


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16" x 20" BARN WOOD FRAME

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

16" x 20" BARN WOOD FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Spruce Suede
Middle Mat - Maroon
Bottom Mat - Gold

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

16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Spruce Suede
Middle Mat - Maroon
Bottom Mat - Gold

Purchasing Info:
Limited Edition Framed Print $240
Image size: 11" x 14"
Frame size: 16" x 20"
Triple Matted With Spacer To Give The Painting Depth
Conservation Glass And Title Plate
Dust Cover, Certificate Pocket, Felt Bumpers, and Coated Hanging Wire
**Due to the nature of the old Barnwood a dust cover can not be applied.**
Unframed Limited Edition Print $50

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