"The Roadrunner"©Rose Tanner Oil on Linen 11 x 14
Roadrunners are an interesting bird and can run up to 20 mph. They pair for life and defend a large territory together. The male will offer dead lizards and such as gifts to the females during courtship.
We spend time in the Coachella Valley, a vast desert where Roadrunners can be seen frequently. I used to go to an Italian Restaurant in Palm Desert that had a Roadrunner knock on the class door everyday hoping for a bite of chicken. The Gallery where you can purchase this painting also has a resident lizard that comes for food offerings.
I enjoyed painting this and decided to include a Western Fence Lizard also common to this desert. You can purchase The Roadrunner at The La Quinta Fine Art Gallery in old town La Quinta. Phone: (818)219-6066
I have always loved art and drawing. I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist