November 10, 2008

Woodpecker - Buntspecht - Flaggspetter


I had no time to paint because of this and this. But today, I created bird no.4, a woodpecker. Just when I had finished breakfast, I saw him when I looked outside the kitchen window. He reminded me about my birdie project, and - indeed - his scientific name is " Dendrocopos major", bird for the letter "D"! So I had no excuse anymore, I had to paint a woodpecker.

6 comments:

Teri C said...

It's beautiful Claudia! So clean and crisp. Love the simple compostion.

RHCarpenter said...

I'm enjoying your bird series, Claudia, and this little one with his bright patches of surprising red are a real treat :)

Margaret Ann said...

I love it too...the contrast of the leafed branch and the bare branches is wonderful!! :)

Sandy said...

Very charming, I love your bird series! (along with everything else!)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Another beautiful bird painting in a charming format. Thats a good idea for your alphabet series to use either latin or common name. How lucky to see him out of your window. We are more likely to spy the green woodpecker (Picus viridis) in this part of England.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Nice socks. I knit alot of them :-)