The quail started hatching on Tuesday, but they weren't supposed to until today. Once a few started hatching they were all popping out like popcorn. I couldn't stop watching them. I didn't even start a painting that day. The rest of them finished hatching yesterday, so I got them all set up in their little brooder box, with a heat lamp, etc. After that, I put a chair next to them and watched them, teaching them how to drink and sprinkling food around so they'd learn how to eat it...on and off all day. There are about 25 of them, I lost count when I was transferring them out of the incubator and they're so tiny and fragile that I didn't want to start over, so I'll do it again in a day or so when I put them in a bigger box. They are so stinkin' cute! They're about the size of a big bumblebee. They run around in their box, very busy eating and drinking. They're amazingly quiet, which is a good sign, because it means that they're content. I worked outside all day today. Cutting the forsythia back from around the old chicken pen. It's time to get the girls out of the garden. Just a gorgeous day here. The painting above was finished last night, but it was after midnight, so I figured I'd post it tonight. When I put the hatched eggs on the table, the egg cup was already there and it kind of reminded me of the eggs, so I included it in the painting. "Sure Sign of Spring--Hatched Quail Eggs", 6"x6", oil on gessobord, $50. framed. SOLD- thank you Cine.
wow! you are sooo good! i was surfing the net and came across your site. nice! :)
Thanx Vatski--I really appreciate it. I'm off for the rest of this week, but will be back painting next week. So please stop by again.
beautiful composition and excelent use of colour, s naidoo.
My sincere thanks and appreciation, stop back again soon.
I find myself coming back several times to see more of your art. Your work is beautiful!
Thank you Sandy. I appreciate the time you took to stop by and comment. Please come back soon, as I promise to have new paintings up starting again this Monday.
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