Gambel’s Quail – September 10, 2009

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

– Annie Dillard

Gambel’s Quail
4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

I have a wonderful artist’s reference book of songbird photos.  I spent some time Monday, painting birds.  I really enjoyed it!

About Annie Dillard

American author Annie Dillard rose to fame with her first book, Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, which weaves theology and meditations on nature into an account of a year spent in the country recovering from pneumonia. Writing the book so fully absorbed her that she forgot everything else; she lost 30 pounds and all her plants died. She was born in Pittsburgh in 1945. She married her college writing teacher but later divorced him. She remarried and lives in Connecticut.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 10, 2009 @ 07:53:01

    I love these little quail with their bobbing head deco! They are fun to watch. Nice painting, Beth and intersting info on Annie Dillard who I knew nothing about before today. Thanks!


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