Monday, 30 June 2014

Northern Flicker in acrylics

I enjoyed painting this one - just love the position bird is standing on the rock.

An interesting fact about the Northern Flicker is even though it can climb trees and hammer on wood trunks to find food like any other woodpecker, it prefers to look for food on the ground namely ants.  It has a long barded tongue that it uses to lap them up.

Northern Flicker measures 8 x 6 inches and is painted on Raymar's feather lite canvas panel.

Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.