February Print of the Month: Red-Bellied Woodpecker

The Print of the Month for February is this Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

Red-bellied Woodpecker print by Sara Parker

We're seeing loads of these guys in our front garden this time of year. We have two suet feeders in the chaste tree and if I leave the curtain open, I can usually sneak up on them feeding throughout the day. I managed to snap some photos!

Red-bellied WoodpeckerRed-bellied WoodpeckerRed-bellied WoodpeckerI just love their black and white feathers and bright-red head. Read more about these common woodpeckers and listen to their calls here.

Here's a goofy watercolor sketch I made before painting the films for printing. I love drawing birds.

Red-bellied woodpecker drawing

I hand paint all the color separations:Red-bellied woodpecker

Then it's time to print!

Red-bellied woodpecker print by Sara ParkerRed-bellied woodpecker print by Sara ParkerRed-bellied woodpecker print by Sara Parker

This print is available in the shop!

If you want to read more about my Print of the Month series for 2017, have a look at this post: https://www.saraparkertextiles.com/blogs/news/a-new-print-series-for-2017

February 08, 2017 by Sara Parker
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