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Desert Quail Greeting Card featuring the drawing Papa Grande by Marilyn Smith

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Papa Grande Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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Many thanks to the buyer in Hamilton, Ontario!


Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks, David!

fantastic congrats on your sale

Marilyn Smith replied:

Lisa, many thanks!

Congrats on Your recent Sale!!...Fantastic

Marilyn Smith replied:

Beverly, thanks so much!

Excellent work. Congratulations!

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thank you so much Robert!

Thanks for the 'fav' , John!

Congratulations on your beautiful sale Marilyn!

Marilyn Smith replied:

Many thanks, Veronica!

Congrats on your Sale Marilyn ,fantastic details L/Twt

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks so much, Sharon!

Congratulations on the sale of this beauty.

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks, Craig!

Thank you to the buyer in Hollister, MO for purchasing a large print of "Papa Grande"!

Congratulations on your recent sale.

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks, Julie!

A beautiful and fascinating coloured pencil drawing Marilyn, absolutely amazing artwork! Congrats on your Sale

Marilyn Smith replied:

Many thanks to you, David!

Congrats on Your Sale!!

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thank you, Beverly!

Wonderful, Marilyn! Congrats on the sale.

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thank you so much, Richard!

Congratulations on your sale !

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks, Sunil!

Thank you so much, Jim, for the homepage feature in the "Exclusively Drawings and Paintings" Group!

Love the expressive personalities of the quail, and the colors! l/f

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thank you so much, Marsha!

Congratulations! Your work is being featured on the homepage of the “Exclusively Drawings and Paintings” group!

It's an honor to be featured in "Created By My Pencil Power", David! Thank you.

Congratulations, your work is featured on the homepage of "Created by my Pencil Power!

Beautiful and detailed work. L/F

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks so much, Phyllis!

Amazing and lovely!!

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thank you, Saundra!

I would like to express my gratitude to the buyer in San Ramon, CA for purchasing a print of "Papa Grande"! Enjoy.

Congratulations on your sale!

Marilyn Smith replied:

Thanks Gene!

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Artist's Description

These Gambel's Quail are so much fun to watch as they scury around the desert searching for their next meal. I wanted to take on the challenge of creating a large art piece in colored pencil and chose my favorite Arizona birds, the Gambel's quail. It was a challenge indeed! But lots of fun to finally complete and get framed. I chose the name of "Papa Grande" as the largest and most majestic male on the left seemed to be the grand papa as he watches over the other members of his family. The rust colored "hat" outlined in white and topped off with one distinct black feather are the easily recognized features of the male quail. One female in the center of the picture illustrates a much duller plumage as she would be less visible on the nest. They are delightful to watch. Included in the drawing are prickly pear cactus with yellow flowers and buds on the pads filled with long, sharp spines or thorns. In the background the viewer can find a soft image of the saguaro cactus as well as th...

About Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith

Thank you for stopping by my gallery! I am currently residing in Arizona and have previously exhibited in galleries in Arizona and Wisconsin. Having lived in both states, it has given me very diverse subject matter as is evident in the variety of art pieces I have posted here. I also have appeared in several art shows in both states and received various awards, including the Wisconsin Regional Art Show Travelling Exhibit Award for my watercolor "Spring In Tlaquepaque". While working for the Dean Medical Center in Madison, WI, I completed several commission pieces to be displayed in their clinics ("Comin' Home", "The Catch", "Little Mill", and Christine's Ride"). I also created their employee birthday card for several years in...

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