Wednesday, March 13, 2013

California Gold

California Gold - Acrylic - 6" x 6" - $125.00

This weeks miniature painting is of a California quail. I love these little guys! The males are so flashy with their top knot and intricately marked feathers. They love to perch on top of something and call loudly "chi-ca-go!".
California quail are often seen in large coveys and tend to run everywhere together. When pressed they will eventually flush and fly a short distance before lighting and running off again. If you don't know they are nearby a whole covey of quail flushing at your feet is nearly heart stopping! I know. It's happened to me often!