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New Season - Sharp-tailed Grouse (16 by 20" acrylic on masonite) Donation to Collection of the Wallace Stegner House

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New Season - Sharp-tailed Grouse (16 by 20" acrylic on masonite) Donation to Collection of the Wallace Stegner House
Male Sharp-tailed Grouse can be found dancing in groups across much of the Great Plains in the spring time on dancing grounds referred to as "leks". This so called dancing is done as a courtship performance to impress females who may become future mates for the male grouse in the near future. For me, hearing and seeing Sharp-tailed Grouse is a sign of a new and exciting season beginning after what can be somewhat long, dark, and cold winters. This painting was donated to the Wallace Stegner House (artists residence house) in Eastend Saskatchewan in celebration of the house turning 100 years old in 2017.
Posted on March 27, 2017
Colin Starkevich