Saturday, April 5, 2014

the Lemon Quail!

Update: this piece has been sold, and is now unavailable for purchase!
Fly away, lemon bird, to your new home, and be free!

Is it a lemon?

Is it a quail?

Behold - it is a lemon quail!

A ceramic clay sculpture, by me. A work of genius, elegance, and beauty.
Not really. But this is pretty much the height of what I'm capable of when it comes to sculpture. I'm no natural talent when it comes to 3D works, that's for sure. And painting them is hard, because the colors look different before they go back to the fire, so I'm never entirely sure what it's going to look like and always have to cross my fingers a bit. The yellow looks really great, but I do wish I'd made some different choices with the accent colors. I think I would've liked a bolder green.

It's a lemon quail because when I was shaping the clay, trying to get it to look something like a bird, I thought it looked like a lemon. Turning it into a lemon bird seemed natural, so I went for a lemon quail. Why a quail? Because quails are great, and I'd been thinking about quails. Why a lemon? Because lemons are my favorite fruit. Lemons are unstoppable.

unidentified flying lemon
they're everywhere
they're invading

(p.s. if you don't remember what quails look like, you can click here to behold an image of one of the most glorious creatures on the planet. Here's one of a whole bunch of 'em. You're welcome.)


  1. Is your art for sale? I love love it!

    1. It is indeed! Almost all of my work is for sale. A small sculpture like the lemon quail, I'd sell for about 30$, and paintings are in the 50$ to 100$ range.

      Just about anything you see here or on my website is available. Of all my work showcased online, only three pieces are firmly unavailable. (Green Anole's Garden, Forest Dragon, and Friendship).

      I would also consider taking commissions, if you want something of a certain size or subject.

      Thank you so much for your comment and your interest! If you're interested in something specific or have any further questions, let me know!

  2. Yay. I do want the Lemon Quail. I'll give you $50! I also want to commission a Madonna and Child. :D Small-ish. But not too smallish. (notebook sized?...I'll let you decide) ANY color, ANY ideas you have would be wonderful. You have such a great imagination and you're so creative, I'll just let you do what you want with it. thanks!

    1. Most excellent - the Lemon Bird is yours! I'm very happy that this lovely little bird has found a home of its very own! As for the commission: I accept, and I'm excited about that, too! I'm planning out what I'd like to do right now. :)

    2. Yay! I can't wait for him to perch in my house...uh...wait...where do Lemon Birds like to perch?