The Print of the Month for February is this Red-Bellied Woodpecker.
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!
I 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.
I hand paint all the color separations:
Then it's time to print!
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