Quail

 12x16 oil on board

12x16 oil on board

Many times I am inspired by nature and places I have visited when I come up with scenes to paint.  For this piece in particular, Justin and I had just gotten back from California where we visited some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen.  Here are some of the pictures I took while driving up the coast.  Unfortunately I did not see any foxes, but I did stumble upon a large orange cat who's palette I fell in love with.