Sunday, 5 January 2014

Northern Flicker ACEo in acrylics

This one was a bit of a challenge to paint due to the markings and also the paint was drying a little bit too fast even though I was running the air conditioner!!!  It reached 39C yesterday. Ended up painting just the one painting yesterday mainly due to the paint drying so much faster.  It is a bit cooler today so I might try and paint another one this afternoon - just depends when the tennis ends - I want to watch the Federer and Hewitt match that is on this afternoon - should be a good match.

Northern Flicker's are part of the woodpecker family and found in most parts of Northern America, parts of Central America, Cuba and Cayman Islands. 

Northern Flicker 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.