My Painting of Hairy Woodpeckers

We have had a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers at our feeder all winter. For this work, a heavy coat of modeling paste was brushed on a 9 X 12 canvas. A light wash of Burnt Sienna followed by a light scraping with a pallet knife produced a nice background. The painting was completed with a  # 14, round brush.

When Sally Met HairyWhen Hairy Met Sally

(Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus L)

Acrylic on panel, 9 X 12, 2014.

One response to “My Painting of Hairy Woodpeckers

  1. Eileen Keane-Condon

    Seeing the posted paintings makes me regret not bringing my paints to Florida. I am enjoying the portrait drawing, but the colored pencil classes are pretty full. Since I hadn’t played golf in eleven years I did a lot of “pick ups”. But I did hit a crane on the seventh hole…is that a birdie??? Eileen Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:54:27 +0000 To:

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