Sunday, 29 December 2013

Red Bellied Woodpecker ACEO in acrylics

I really enjoyed painting this one - it all just seemed to come together.  I thought the pattern on its wings would be a problem but I actually painted the white markings first and then just went around with the black - worked rather well.  I am rather pleased with the end result. 

Red - Bellied Woodpeckers breed across Southern Canada and the north -eastern United States.  They can be found as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas.  The most prominent red part is its head plumage so the name Red Bellied Woodpecker is a bit misleading.

Red - Bellied Woodpecker measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.


Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.