Continuing on my bird theme I looked through lots of pictures this last week and decided to draw a simple quail.
When I was a boy growing up in Long Island, New York we lived in a house that had woods behind our yard and each morning I would open the screen door and let my dog, Cindy, run out into the woods. Almost every morning there were some rabbits and quail in the yard.
My dog would chase after the rabbits and the flock of quail would flutter loudly into the safety of the hedges and trees until Cindy ran past. Then the quail would settle back down to forage for seeds along the driveway. We called these birds “Bob Whites” on account of the two note song they sang that someone apparently thought sounded like, “Bob Whiiiite!”
I tried to find pictures of Bob Whites, but found the best pictures of a California Quail.
Here is my rendition in pencils (numbers 2, 3, and 4) for this week’s time out for art:
Our friend Lisa is expanding her challenge to everyone to take a few minutes out for sketching each week. Please join us in what has become a very pleasant pass-time taking thirty to sixty minutes out to create some art project and experience the peace and serenity that drawing or painting affords.
Mary and I are both discovering and developing talents that we did not even know we had until Lisa’s challenge provide the impetus and retirement provided the time!
Retirement life is good in Ecuador.