Purple Quail-dove

Purple Quail-dove

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Purple Quail-dove by Kathleen Dunn
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
COLUMBIDAE
Order: 
COLUMBIFORMES
Genus: 
Geotrygon
Species: 
purpurata
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Salvin, 1878)
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Artist Statement: 
So sad that this beautiful Dove from Ecuador is on the endangered list. l enjoyed studying and then painting all the subtle variations from peach on its neck to the blues on it's head and tail and into the purples and red-rusts on the wings. Only the creator could imagine such magical colors and combine them in such an exquisite creature.