THE ART OF

ROBERTA "ROBY" BAER PSA







"Covey Cove"
Limited Edition Giclee Print
- Pastel Painting of Mountain Quail -
Cover of Quail Unlimited Magazine

The Mountain Quail is the largest Quail species in the United States and can be found in the mountainous chaparral west of the Rocky Mountains, from Canada to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. They can inhabit mountains up to 10,000feet. Because their 'plume' sticks straight up they have been described as 'A large Quail with an Exclamation Mark atop its Head'. Mountain Quail primarily move about by walking, and can move surprisingly fast through brush and undergrowth. They undergo an altitudinal migration in the fall, supposedly walking downslope to lower elevations, probably in response to the presence of snow. During this downslope migration the birds travel in a covey, while in the springtime they travel back upslope alone or in pairs. The Mountain Quail have a varied diet which utilizes different seasonally abundant food sources. Plant matter is the main type of food eaten but some in Central California dig in the ground for bulblets and also climb trees and shrubs for fruits and seeds. Some of the Quail in this area feed heavily on acorns in the fall, and consume mushrooms in the winter.


I really enjoyed painting this Mountain Quail Covey. The Baby Quail are so cute with their tiny little plumes. This Mountain bird family is getting a drink of water in front of 10,000 foot Mount Lassen. Mount Lassen is the Northern end of the Sierra Nevada Range. Fourty miles north is Mount Shasta, which is the Southern end of the Cascade Range. Both peaks are about 45 miles from my hometown of Redding, CA and offer an abundance of Wildlife species that I have the Privilege of painting. I Love painting Quail Art and Wildlife Art.


You can view more of my Quail Images in My eBay Store


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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