THE ART OF

ROBERTA "ROBY" BAER PSA







"Quiet Romance"
Limited Edition Lithograph
- Pastel Painting of Valley Quail -
Cover of Quail Unlimited Magazine

The California Quail, also known as the California Valley Quail or Valley Quail, is a highly sociable bird that often gathers in small flocks known as 'Coveys'. In winter these coveys will number up to 200 birds. They will stay in these coveys until they pair off during the mating season. The California Quail have a curving crest or 'plume', made of six feathers, that droops forward - black in males and brown for females. It is not uncommon for these 'plumes' to be matted together to give the appearance of only one or two feathers. Their diet consists mainly of seeds and leaves, but they also eat some berries and insects. If startled, they will explode into short rapid flight, called 'flushing'. Given a choice, they will normally make their escape on foot. You'll find California Quail in chaparral, sagebrush, oak woodlands, and foothill forests of California and the Northwest. They are quite tolerant of people and can be commonly found in City Parks, Suburban Gardens, and Agricultural areas. They are year-round residents but will move seasonally within their home range.

I REALLY enjoyed painting this pair of Valley Quail. The way that they are all Puffed Up sitting in the Snow, Quietly, Together. What else could you Title the painting except 'Quiet Romance'? I have witnessed Eagles, Hawks, Turkeys, numerous Backyard Birds and Mammals, come through my neighborhood, but nothing makes me jump to my feet faster than seeing a whole Covey of Baby Quail scurrying by. They look like Little Walnuts with Revolving Legs!


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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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